Among His Troops - Opening Weekend

January 13, 2018 - 11:00 am to January 15, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution

Free with Museum Admission

Among His Troops brings together works of art, weapons, and other artifacts from the Revolutionary War to explore the history surrounding this rare eyewitness painting of the Continental Army, which was discovered by the Museum’s curators. The painting includes the only known depiction of General George Washington’s headquarters tent in the field – the very tent that is dramatically presented at the Museum. The exhibit will include hands-on activities for families, gallery talks, and a series of public lectures. An adjacent activity space will feature replica soldiers’ tents that visitors can climb inside, and replicated furniture from Washington’s tent, including his bed, stools, and accoutrements. Guests can try on Revolutionary-inspired clothing, design their own symbols like those used by units of the Continental Army, learn how to drill like a soldier, and more. 

Opening Weekend Schedule: 

Throughout the weekend, meet a costumed reenactor will explore the stories of soldiers who served with Washington during the Revolutionary War and highlight the story of William Lee, Washington’s enslaved valet who lived alongside him in his tent. A printed gallery guide highlights the roles of African Americans during the Revolution throughout the Museum’s core exhibition. 

Saturday Jan. 13
Among His Troops open 11:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Early Access Tour
10-10:30 am 
30 minute Guided Tour of Among His Troops with a Museum Educator 

Penn History of Slavery Project Panel
Liberty Hall | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
Join a conversation by five undergraduate scholars about the University of Pennsylvania’s surprising connections to the 18th-century slave trade and its legacy in Philadelphia. Free with Museum admission. 

Sunday, Jan. 14 
Among His Troops open 11:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Early Access Tour
10-10:30 am 
30 minute Guided Tour of Among His Troops with a Museum Educator 

“Philadelphia: A Revolutionary City”
Liberty Hall Lecture | 1:30 p.m. 
Free with Museum admission. 

Monday, Jan. 15 
Among His Troops open 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Early Access Tour
10-10:30 am 
30 minute Guided Tour of Among His Troops with a Museum Educator 

“Philadelphia: A Revolutionary City”
Liberty Hall Lecture | 1:30 p.m. 
​Free with Museum admission.