Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Centennial Saturdays: Who were Harlem’s ‘Rattlers?’
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

In honor of our new exhibition, World War I Beyond the Trenches, we’re commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s official entry into the First World War by bringing New York in 1917 to life! Each Saturday (except Independence Day Weekend), stop by the Museum to meet different personalities from the home- and war-fronts of the United States a century ago. Each week is different—you might discover the uniforms of army doughboys, run into a famous leader, or march with suffragists!

You might know them as the ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ but you’ll get to know the real 369th Regiment U.S. Infantry when you go beyond the legends and into the past. Originally naming themselves the Rattlers, the 369th will be portrayed by the Ebony Doughboys, a group of African American living historians who bring the outstanding service records of African American regiments to life. Listen to stories about life inside and outside of the trenches, guess which parts of their uniform are American and which were issued by the French command with whom they fought, and investigate their other tools and equipment for ‘digging-in!’



Images Courtesy of the Ebony Doughboys.

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