Free with Museum Admission
Did you know that Thanksgiving became a national holiday during the American Civil War? Stop by the Museum this weekend for an authentic celebration with living historians from the 119th New York Volunteer Infantry, a group of American Civil War reenactors. See their uniforms up close, learn a military drill, handle some of their fascinating gear, and ask them what a common Civil War soldier might have eaten for Thanksgiving dinner!
Then, learn how children played soldier in the past with the toy soldiers in Holiday Express: Toys & Trains from the Jerni Collection. And if you just can’t get enough military history, don’t forget to stop by The Battle of Brooklyn.