Museum of the American Revolution holding series of 1-person performances

John McDevitt
July 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Museum of the American Revolution is holding a series of one person performances this summer, telling the stories of people of color in the Revolutionary-era.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Museum of the American Revolution is holding a series of one-person performances this summer, telling the stories of people of color in the Revolutionary-era. 

The summer kicked off with a nationally-renowned historical interpreter portraying Ona Judge, who was enslaved by George and Martha Washington and eventually escaped.

"We want to show the 18th century in all of the ways that it existed, and so that includes people that might surprise you. It includes free and enslaved African-Americans, Native Americans, famous people, people you never heard of, and we want to bring those stories off the walls out of the galleries to life with human interpreters," said Tyler Putman, the museum's manager of gallery education.

The series wraps up Aug. 5 to Aug. 16, where an interpreter will portray a formerly enslaved man about to start a new life at sea.