Spring Break: Camp Followers

March 27, 2018 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution

Free with Museum Admission

11:00 am 
Patriots Gallery

Learn how women and children took risks to accompany Revolutionary armies as “camp followers”!

Archaeology Conservation Station
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Patriots Gallery

We found 85,000 artifacts during the archaeological dig that proceeded construction of the Museum. Visit one of our Museum’s registration staff (the people who take care of our collections) who will be at work re-assembling fragments from our archaeological collection. What can we learn about the people who lived here from their trash, and why do we take such good care of it?

Tableau Talk: Revolutionary Women
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
Oneida Atrium


Join a museum educator for a free thirty-minute gallery tour. This program highlights the stories of the women who supported the Congress or the King, cast musket balls and sewed flags, carried their children and followed the armies, and fought for and against the Revolutionary cause. 

Spring Break at the Museum

Two hundred and forty years ago, in the spring of 1778, the Continental Army and its followers were preparing to leave Valley Forge and march into an uncertain future. This spring break, join educators everyday at 11:00 am as they demonstrate activities and crafts from the Revolutionary period, including shoemaking, tailoring, fencing, and the work of the men and women who supported the armies. 

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