Winter Weekends at the Museum of the American Revolution
Celebrate the season with Winter Weekends at the Museum of the American Revolution on the first three weekends in December (Dec. 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18) with cozy offerings for the whole family. From handbells to harps and more, enjoy festive musical performances in the Museum’s atrium twice daily on Saturdays and Sundays. Plus, deck the halls with your own handmade ornament craft, warm up in Cross Keys Café with a spiked hot cocoa or eggnog, and shop for the perfect gift in the Museum Shop.
From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Winter Weekends, silhouette artist Ted Stuessy will be onsite to capture your likeness in a free silhouette to take home. Stuessy cuts traditional freehand silhouettes for a meaningful keepsake or gift.
Musical Performance Schedule:
• The Lyra Society | Saturday, Dec. 3 at Noon and 2 p.m.
Founded in 2005, The Lyra Society promotes cultural equity through access to harp education. Lyra leverages the harp to connect students with life-long mentors and friends, identify students' distinctive voices, and strengthen their confidence to lead.
• Harpist Gloria Galante | Sunday, Dec. 4 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Harpist Gloria Galante studied the harp with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s premiere female harpist, Edna Phillips, and won the matinee musical award at age 18. Gloria has toured internationally as a solo artist, chamber musician, and as a member of ensembles and orchestras.
• Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble | Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Established in 2003, the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble is a community ensemble comprised of auditioned, advanced-level handbell ringers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
• Pennsylvania GirlChoir | Sunday, Dec. 11 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Established in 2004, Pennsylvania GirlChoir performs repertoire reflecting diverse musical traditions and cultures, and aims to empower singers to realize and affirm their authentic selves through the power of making music together, one song at a time.
• TBA | Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
• PhilHarmonia | Sunday, Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
PhilHarmonia is a 40-voice community choir that sings classical and contemporary choral music. It is committed to musical excellence and a diverse range of choral programs.