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When Women Lost the Vote - Exhibition Opens in Philadelphia

We all know that American women were granted the right to vote when the 19th amendment was ratified in August of 1920.  But did you know that women and free people of color were legally able to vote for years in New Jersey a century earlier?  

 

The newest groundbreaking exhibition at the Museum of the American Revolution will explore the history of America's first women voters and examine the reasons why this right was eventually stripped away from them nearly 30 years later.  Visitors to historic Philadelphia and the popular Museum of the American Revolution won't want to miss this new exhibition opening in August 2020.

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Topics: Philadelphia, Museum of the American Revolution

Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton!

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Jan 11, 2020 11:07:36 AM

Raise a glass to freedom and to one of America's founding fathers!  The founder of our nation's financial system was born in Charlestown, the capital island of Nevis and the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.  There is some historical debate about whether he was born on January 11th 1755 or 1757.  He went on to become of America's most influential statesmen, a supporter of the U.S. Constitution, and even introduced plans for the U.S. Mint.

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Topics: Philadelphia, Hamilton

Special Exhibition Opens at Museum of the American Revolution

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Sep 23, 2019 11:15:34 AM

A new special exhibition is opening this weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.  The exhibit is set to give visitors a glimpse into the lives of soldiers in both the American and Irish Revolutions through the artwork of artist Richard St. George.

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Topics: Philadelphia, Museum of the American Revolution

Celebrate Constitution Day with these Free, Interactive Classroom Resources

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Sep 17, 2019 3:17:00 PM

September 17th is designated as Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on this day in 1787. 

 

To help celebrate Constitution Day, teachers now have an interactive tool available to delve into the meaning and relevance of the U.S.Constitution. The Interactive Constitution app and online resource also includes a digital resource for compartive analysis of our rights to those of other nations.

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Topics: Philadelphia, National Constitution Center

Philly's Museum of the American Revolution to Help Migrants Succeed

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is stepping up to help prepare legal permanent residents, also known as green-card holders, for the naturalization test required for American citizenship. 

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Topics: Philadelphia, Museum of the American Revolution

New Exhibit Opening at the National Constitution Center to Honor 14th Amendment

Good news, constitution lovers!  The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is set to open a new 3,000 square foot permanent exhibit titled "Civil War and Reconstruction:  The Battle for Freedom and Equality".  

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Topics: Philadelphia, National Constitution Center

Book review of Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Restaging America's Past

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Oct 10, 2018 6:52:23 PM

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia offers a thoughtful look at the impact of the musical Hamilton in this review of a new book that delves into the topic. 

 

"The genius of Hamilton lies in its ability to offer both those who have long owned the narrative and those who have been excluded from it a place in America’s foundational story. "


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Topics: Philadelphia, Museum of the American Revolution, Hamilton

New Exhibit Opening at the Museum of the American Revolution: Hamilton was Here!

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Aug 22, 2018 11:37:54 AM

In 2016, Hamilton: An American Musical took Broadway by storm and captivated the nation.  Inspired by Chernow's 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton, the musical went on to receive a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, winning 11 including Best New Musical.  

 

And now, our students can learn more about the 18th century's most controversial founding father at the Museum of the American Revolution's newest exhibit “Hamilton was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia.”

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Topics: Philadelphia

Independence Day 1776: July 2nd or July 4th?  You Decide!

 

Interesting Fact:  If you asked America's Founding Fathers what date America's "Independence Day" should be recognized on, you'd likely find their answers to vary.  Here's why...

 

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Topics: Philadelphia, National Constitution Center

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Museum of the American Revolution - Philadelphia

Posted by Jeff Sellenrick, Licensed Tour Manager on May 8, 2018 11:29:45 AM

 

One of the newest and most popular attractions in Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution is dedicated to telling the story of our nation’s founding. The Museum offers guided tours with trained educators who explain the challenges and ideals that were at the heart of the rebellion.

 

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Topics: Philadelphia, Museum of the American Revolution

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