On weekdays from 2-4pm. gallery educators will demonstrate a variety of Revolutionary-era activities ranging from shoemaking, cartridge rolling, flag-making and more in the first-floor rotunda.
On April 13 & 14, the museum will host costumed living historians portraying the “artificers” who served under Philadelphian Benjamin Flower (whose portrait is on display at the venue) as they repair old equipment and make new goods for the Continental Army. Visitors will learn how shoemakers and hatmakers produced enough footwear and headgear for an army, watch as carpenters prepare blocks for soldiers’ cartridge boxes, help sew Continental Army uniforms, and meet an interpreter portraying Rebecca Flower Young, Benjamin Flower’s sister, who made flags and drum cases as a contract seamstress.
From April 19-21, the museum will commemorate the 244th Anniversary of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” that ignited the Revolutionary War. Throughout the weekend, 10-minute talks will highlight remarkable witness objects from the battles at Lexington and Concord, and the civilians, British soldiers, and minutemen who were there. In the lobby, visitors can create their own April 19 commemorative ribbon to take home, based on silk ribbons given to Revolutionary War veterans.
In the discovery center, Revolution Place, the whole family can explore 18th-century Philadelphia through immersive environments, interactive touchscreens, reproduction objects, and special programs from noon to 4pm.
$21, adults; $13, kids
PA - Philadelphia
FREE with admission
$11-$19 per person,$20 & up per person
No registration needed
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