Join the Museum of the American Revolution for thier October Events!
Rediscover the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution this October at the Museum. Throughout the month, celebrate Native American heritage and culture over Indigenous Peoples Weekend, remember Commodore John Barry during Navy Week, learn about the legacy of Black entrepreneurship in Philadelphia at a Black Founders-inspired panel, and experience the dark days of the British occupation of Philadelphia at Occupied Philadelphia, our flagship living history event.
|Join us at the Museum to explore Native American history, culture, and their role in the American Revolution, as part of our annual Indigenous Peoples Weekend celebration. Experience Lenape social dances and storytelling, living history interpreters from the Mohawk and Tuscarora nations, traditional Iroquois beadwork demonstrations, wampum belt crafts, and more!
|U.S. Navy Band Northeast Performance and Ceremony: October 15th | 12 – 12:30 p.m.
|During Philadelphia’s celebration of Navy Week, join us on the Museum’s outdoor plaza for a special performance by the U.S. Navy Band Northeast brass quintet and ceremony in honor of Commodore John Barry. Then, visit the Museum’s “War at Sea” gallery to see Commodore Barry’s Revolutionary War sword on display.
Explore | See Commodore Barry’s Sword
|Join us for an evening panel discussion and reception inspired by the historical legacies of Black entrepreneurship presented in our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. Panelists will explore how James Forten’s successful enterprises, philanthropic mission, and influential networks connect with Black founders of Philadelphia businesses today.
|Educator Open House 2023: October 21st | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
|K-12 educators are invited to join the Museum’s Group Sales and School Programs teams to learn more about our field trip experiences.
|Professional Development Workshop: October 24th | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
|Teachers are invited to join this free professional development workshop for a tour of the Museum’s educator resources to learn how to implement them in their classrooms.
|Occupied Philadelphia Weekend: October 28th – 29th
|Join the Museum as we recreate the dark days of the British occupation of 1777-1778 with Occupied Philadelphia, our annual flagship living history event, in Old City. Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer guided walking tours and family-friendly activities exploring what life was like in the city while British forces controlled it.
Plan Your Visit
Time is Running Out! Experience the Black Founders Exhibit
Exhibition closes November 26th. Only two months remain to experience our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. Plan your visit now, before it’s too late!