Museum of American Revolution
2023 Exhibit: Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia
Letters from a Man of Colour, pamphlet
The American anti-slavery almanac, for 1839, pamphlet
The Art of Sail-Making, handbound book
Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Seaman Vade-Mecum and Defensive War by Sea
Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral - Phillis Wheatley
Common Sense, Pamphlet
Plain Truth, Pamphlet
When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776 – 1807
Prop Book, Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Millions of American women were granted the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which marked its centennial in 2020. But more than a century earlier, women and free people of color legally held the vote in New Jersey for more than thirty years.
This exhibit explored the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and examined the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away.
Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral,
written by Phillis Wheatley
Reproductions for Docents and Interpreters use.
Phillis Wheatley, the first published African-American author, was lauded in both Europe and the American colonies as an example of the artistic and intellectual equality of people of African descent. Wheatley was born in Africa but was captured and brought to America as an enslaved child. This original copy of her work, published in 1773, is autographed by Wheatley.
The Religious Letters of Mr. Samuel Rutherford was a bespoke project included in Sergeant John Hawkins' Lost Pack.
Using the firsthand account of Hawkins' abandoned belongings, the Museum reproduced the contents of the pack for hands-on exploration! Learn more about the contents of Hawkins’ pack here.
Mount Vernon Estate
Mount Vernon, Virginia
Take Note! George Washington the Reader
was an unprecedented special exhibition of important books, letters, documents, and museum artifacts from Washington’s library and life. The exhibition brought Washington’s lifelong passion and quest for education into view, and gave an intriguing glimpse into the Father of our Nation.
Bookbinding demonstrations opening weekend,
September 27, 2013.
Mount Vernon Blue Room and Lafayette Room Book Commission
Over one hundred bespoke handbound journals have been created and gifted to major donors using the wallpaper from the 2018 Mount Vernon Blue Room restoration and the 2022 Lafayette Room restoration.
Mount Vernon Market Fair
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
Simi Valley, California
"Colonial America Day" at the Reagan Library.
Over the course of 3 days approx. 12,000 5th graders from 128 schools visited with living historians and interpreters.