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The chief exhibit at the Museum of the American Revolution is George Washington’s tent — the place he slept, ate and made decisions that determined the success of the revolution.
The chief exhibit at the Museum of the American Revolution is George Washington’s tent — the place he slept, ate and made decisions that determined the success of the revolution.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
Located just a few minutes away from the Church’s new temple in downtown Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution tells the complete story of the American revolutionary era that dates from 1760 to 1783, when the 13 American colonies broke away from the British Empire and formed the United States of America.
Located just a few minutes away from the Church’s new temple in downtown Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution tells the complete story of the American revolutionary era that dates from 1760 to 1783, when the 13 American colonies broke away from the British Empire and formed the United States of America.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
Patrons of the Museum of the American Revolution can climb aboard a replica privateer ship, like the one 14-year-old free black James Forten volunteered on, to experience the war at sea. To counter British naval might, Americans relied heavily on the old tradition of privateering. Privateers were privately-owned vessels licensed by Congress or the state governments to attack British ships and disrupt trade. They paid their crew and investors by dividing their “prizes” -- the cargo and other assets of captured ships.
Patrons of the Museum of the American Revolution can climb aboard a replica privateer ship, like the one 14-year-old free black James Forten volunteered on, to experience the war at sea. To counter British naval might, Americans relied heavily on the old tradition of privateering. Privateers were privately-owned vessels licensed by Congress or the state governments to attack British ships and disrupt trade. They paid their crew and investors by dividing their “prizes” -- the cargo and other assets of captured ships.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
Patrons of the Museum of the American Revolution can come face-to-face with America’s first “greatest generation” through their photographs. Many veterans suffered after the war, as the new nation neglected their war heroes. The last known Revolutionary War veterans died shortly after the Civil War, still many had their photograph taken.
Patrons of the Museum of the American Revolution can come face-to-face with America’s first “greatest generation” through their photographs. Many veterans suffered after the war, as the new nation neglected their war heroes. The last known Revolutionary War veterans died shortly after the Civil War, still many had their photograph taken.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
Bearing several popular slogans of the War of Independence, including LIBERTY or DEATH, APPEAL TO HEAVEN, and the sobering KILL or be KILLD, this engraved powder horn was carried by a Virginia rifleman named William Waller, who was captured by British and Hessian forces after the fall of Fort Washington near New York City on November 16, 1776.
Bearing several popular slogans of the War of Independence, including LIBERTY or DEATH, APPEAL TO HEAVEN, and the sobering KILL or be KILLD, this engraved powder horn was carried by a Virginia rifleman named William Waller, who was captured by British and Hessian forces after the fall of Fort Washington near New York City on November 16, 1776.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
A rendering of the discovery center at the Museum of the American Revolution. The discovery center, sponsored by the Church’s nonprofit genealogy arm, FamilySearch, and set to open in the fall of 2017. The discovery center will include digital interactive exhibits for children and families, as well as tactile exhibits to help individuals connect personally with the Revolutionary War. Many people will be able to continue their journey to discovery at FamilySearch.org if they have ancestors who fought for the cause of freedom.
A rendering of the discovery center at the Museum of the American Revolution. The discovery center, sponsored by the Church’s nonprofit genealogy arm, FamilySearch, and set to open in the fall of 2017. The discovery center will include digital interactive exhibits for children and families, as well as tactile exhibits to help individuals connect personally with the Revolutionary War. Many people will be able to continue their journey to discovery at FamilySearch.org if they have ancestors who fought for the cause of freedom.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
The floor plan for the discovery center at the Museum of the American Revolution. The discovery center, sponsored by the Church’s nonprofit genealogy arm, FamilySearch, and set to open in the fall of 2017. The discovery center will include digital interactive exhibits for children and families, as well as tactile exhibits to help individuals connect personally with the Revolutionary War. Many people will be able to continue their journey to discovery at FamilySearch.org if they have ancestors who fought for the cause of freedom.
The floor plan for the discovery center at the Museum of the American Revolution. The discovery center, sponsored by the Church’s nonprofit genealogy arm, FamilySearch, and set to open in the fall of 2017. The discovery center will include digital interactive exhibits for children and families, as well as tactile exhibits to help individuals connect personally with the Revolutionary War. Many people will be able to continue their journey to discovery at FamilySearch.org if they have ancestors who fought for the cause of freedom.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved

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