History comes alive for the whole family with Living History Days at the New-York Historical Society! Do you want to know what life was like in the 18th century? Please join us as re-enactment troops and Living History actors recreate the world of Revolutionary America. Living History Days will feature appearances by troops of the Colonial, Loyalist, British and Hessian armies and, on select days, actors portraying Revolutionary heroes, including George Washington, Benjamin and Deborah Franklin and the Marquis de Lafayette. Living History Days are produced in conjunction with the exhibition Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn.
Living History Days are free with Museum admission.
Speaker & Group Bio(s)
Authorized by Congress in 1775, the 2nd New Jersey Regiment’s participation in the American Revolution began in the Canadian Theater, and the unit endured officer resignations, the harrowing winter at Valley Forge, and even an attempted mutiny before ending the war at the American victory at Yorktown. The current 2nd New Jersey Regiment was re-activated in 1975 to celebrate the American Bi-Centennial, and aims to portray the unit during the Battle of Monmouth in 1778. The regiment includes soldiers, camp followers and musicians who participate in re-enactments, encampments and festivals.
The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
For More Information:
Please contact the Department of Public Programs at (212) 485-9205 for more information about this program.