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Revolutionary Summer: Deborah Sampson, Fighting Woman

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 11:00
Sat, August 3rd, 2019 | 11:00 am
Sun, August 4th, 2019 | 11:00 am

Free with Museum Admission, all ages

Meet Deborah Sampson, the woman who disguised her gender to enlist in the Continental Army—as portrayed by Judith Kalaora of History at Play—and members of her regiment, the 4th Massachusetts. Join Deborah for military drills, then explore the inner workings of a regiment, from muskets to tents and knapsacks to ground cloths. 

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Revolutionary Summer: Field Music on the March

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 11:00
Sat, July 27th, 2019 | 11:00 am
Sun, July 28th, 2019 | 11:00 am


George Washington's Headquarters Tent:
Saturday, 10 am–6 pm;
​Sunday, 11 am–5 pm

Field Music on the March: 11 am–3 pm

Free with Museum Admission, all ages

March along to Revolutionary War field music performed by the drum and fife musicians of Hearts of Oak and the New Jersey Field Music Group. You’ll follow in formation from the Museum, to Washington’s Headquarters Tent in the courtyard, and back again!

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Revolutionary Summer: Everyday Life in Camp

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Sat, 07/20/2019 - 11:00
Sat, July 20th, 2019 | 11:00 am
Sun, July 21st, 2019 | 11:00 am


Because of the projected heat this weekend, the outdoor courtyard will be closed, and all Revolutionary Summer programming will take place inside the Museum on the ground floor.

Free with Museum Admission,
all ages

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Revolutionary Summer: Join the Continental Army

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Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:00
Sat, July 13th, 2019 | 11:00 am
Sun, July 14th, 2019 | 11:00 am

Free with Museum Admission,
all ages

The Continental Army wants you! Fall in with a company of soldiers for the afternoon. Explore displays of 18th-century weaponry, learn military drills, and interact with all of the tools and equipment of a common soldier.

Check out Revolutionary Summer for a full roster of related programs for all ages.

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Revolutionary Summer: Spies, Bodyguards, and Agents

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Sat, 07/06/2019 - 10:00
Sat, July 6th, 2019 | 10:00 am
Sun, July 7th, 2019 | 10:00 am

George Washington’s
Headquarters Tent:
Saturday, 10 am–6 pm;
Sunday, 11 am–5 pm

Meet the Spies, Bodyguards,
and Agents: 11 am–3 pm

Free with Museum Admission, all ages

Enter George Washington’s Headquarters Tent and experience where he strategized, dined, and slept. Hear from Museum of the American Revolution educators as they detail Washington’s daily life with his troops.

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Living History: Dining in the 19th Century

Sat, 06/22/2019 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, June 22nd, 2019 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

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Living History: Juneteenth

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Sat, 06/15/2019 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, June 15th, 2019 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

Celebrate the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery! On June 19, 1865, military orders to free enslaved people were finally, officially enforced in Texas—two months after the end of the American Civil War and two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Living History: Meet Sylvia Rivera

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Sat, 06/01/2019 -
12:00 to 16:00
Sat, June 1st, 2019 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sun, June 2nd, 2019 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sat, June 29th, 2019 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Free with Museum Admission
All ages

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Living History: Meet Abraham Lincoln

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Sat, 06/08/2019 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, June 8th, 2019 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

Come visit the Museum and meet the 16th President of the United States as portrayed by Living Historian Howard Wright. Listen to stories about daily life in the White House with the first family, narrated by Lincoln himself. And don’t miss your chance to look inside Honest Abe’s top hat or try to tell time on his special pocket watch!

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Living History: Mary Kies, First to Patent

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Sat, 05/11/2019 - 12:00
Sat, May 11th, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Sun, May 12th, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

Join Raissa Bretaña, fashion historian and DiMenna Children’s History Museum Living Historian, for a celebration of the first woman to receive a patent! May is the 210th  anniversary of inventor Mary Kies receiving a patent for a process of weaving straw and silk used to create hats.. Discover more about Mary, other early American women inventors, and 19th-century headwear, and then try a hands-on activity important to hat making!

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