Living history at the Museum brings the people and events of the Revolution to life through costumed programs, craft demonstrations, and a travelling set of replica tents called the “First Oval Office Project.” Living history programs invite guests to understand the Revolution through the material culture of the period. You can handle replica objects, watch demonstrations of 18th-century crafts, and imagine what is was like to wear the clothing and do the work of Revolutionaries, to understand diverse historical perspectives.
The Museum’s educators and volunteers used many different interpretive techniques and exceptional material accuracy to create immersive environments and experiences both within and beyond the Museum. The everyday people of the Revolution become more human and their experiences more relatable to people today. Living history programs at the Museum inspire guests and others to make new connections and view themselves as part of the ongoing story of the American Revolution.