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October 04, 2017

November-December Events at the Museum of the American Revolution

It's almost that time of year again! As the holiday season approaches, the Museum of the American Revolution offers a wide range of festive, family-friendly and historically-themed events, from special Veterans Day weekend programs (free for veterans and military!) to a holiday season kick-off featuring a performance from Nutcracker 1776 to author talks by renowned historians.

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September 19, 2017

Film Premiere Event with Panel Discussion

On Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 9, which has recently gained momentum as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Museum of the American Revolution will host an evening film premiere event and panel discussion, in partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation, that will explore how history is often oversimplified to remove nuance or omit inconvenient truths.

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September 13, 2017

Award-Winning Harvard Historian Jane Kamensky to Discuss New Book, Oct. 18

In A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley, award-winning author and Harvard University historian Jane Kamensky gives a rich and vibrant account of the American Revolution through the eyes of Boston-born artist John Singleton Copley. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., Kamensky will join the Museum of the American Revolution to discuss her new book as part of the Museum’s Read the Revolution evening author series.

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August 29, 2017

Last Chance to See George Washington’s “Disappearing” Blue Sash

George Washington's sash, which is on loan from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Ethnography and Archaeology, is displayed alongside a 1776 portrait of Washington by Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale in which Washington is depicted wearing the sash. The portrait is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum. For the next 6 weeks, visitors can see these items reunited for the first time since the 18th century.

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August 24, 2017

Last Chance to See Two Highly Detailed 18th-Century Paintings of Yorktown Battle

Only one month remains to see two 18th-century paintings depicting the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. The paintings, “Le Siège de Yorktown” (The Siege of Yorktown) and “La Prise de Yorktown” (The Surrender of Yorktown), are incredibly detailed and populated with hundreds of tiny figures, like 18th-century “Where’s Waldo?” scenes. They will be on display until Sunday, September 24.

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