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Play Revolutionary Choices

Can you win American independence, establish American liberty and form a more perfect union? That’s the challenge of Revolutionary Choices, our new educational video game about the American Revolution that is now available to play online. You will face the dilemmas confronted by American revolutionaries as they struggle to recruit and supply troops, win French support, suppress loyalists and defeat the British without trampling on rights or fracturing the union. Winning is tough, just as it was in the Revolutionary War.

 

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Museum Collections Database

Our museum collections database—now available online—provides access to some of our most important and iconic objects, with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions. Those objects include portraits of Revolutionary War soldiers, the weapons they carried, and artifacts made in the generations since to commemorate the legacy of American independence. Nearly one thousand objects are available now, with more added each week.

Exhibitions

America’s First Veterans

Over a quarter of a million Americans served in the armed forces that won our independence. Those who survived became America’s first veterans—the world’s first veterans of an army of free men. Although Anderson House is closed, you can now explore this theme and the art, artifacts, books and manuscripts in the exhibition in our new companion book, America’s First Veterans, released online on June 26.

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The Elusive Peter Hunter

On November 4, 1844, Stephen Thomas of rural West Fairlee, Vermont, wrote to Dr. Ira Davis, an old friend, then in Connecticut. Thomas explained that the widow of a Revolutionary War soldier named Peter Hunter had approached him, seeking his help in securing a widow […]