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)
The 2nd New York Provincial Battalion was raised in 1775 and composed of various volunteer companies previously formed by the Albany County Committee of Safety. After defending Fort Ticonderoga near Lake Champlain, the Battalion participated in the Invasion of Canada alongside Colonel Peter Gansevoort and General Richard Montgomery. The regiment also participated in several victories in the struggle for independence, including the Battles of Saratoga, the Battle of Monmouth and the Battle of Yorktown.
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For More Information:
Please contact the Department of Public Programs at (212) 485-9205 for more information about this program.