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    American Revolution Experience exhibit

    Runs until Wednesday, April 17, 2024 (See all dates)

    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Schmidt House, Tumwater, WA, 98501

    The American Revolution Experience is coming to Tumwater's Schmidt House in April. This in-depth exhibit explores the choices and personalities of the 1770s.

    The Daughters of the American Revolution are excited to announce the opening of the American Revolution Experience at the Schmidt House in Tumwater beginning on April 5, 2024. The innovative pop-up exhibition includes display panels and interactive digital kiosks that use storytelling, illustration, technology and unique artifacts and primary accounts to connect modern audiences with the people and places that shaped the birth of our nation. Created through a collaboration between the American Battlefield Trust and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the exhibit is also made possible by generous matching funds from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program battlefield interpretation grants.

    The exhibit will run from April 5 to April 17 (excluding Mondays and Tuesdays) at the Schmidt House in Tumwater. It will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM each of the open days, with some docents in colonial garb. Families are especially welcome on Sundays with hosting by Children of the American Colonists and Children of the American Revolution, with some student-played background music on the resident Steinway grand piano.

    The Schmidt House is among only three venues in Western Washington that will host
    the American Revolution Experience in 2024, introducing visitors to a cast of
    historical characters with diverse experiences throughout the conflict and the places they visited on their journey. The three venues include historic houses in Tumwater, Puyallup, and Seattle.


    Schmidt House
    330 Schmidt Place Sw
    Tumwater, WA

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