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 35th Regiment of Foot is the Revolutionary War side of the Royal Sussex Regimental Society, an organization that “strives to recreate the life and times of the British soldiers, serving His Majesty King George III.” First raised in Northern Ireland in 1701, the regiment fought in the Battles of Bunker Hill, Brooklyn and White Plains before spending much of the remaining period of the American Revolution stationed in the West Indies. The recreated regiment is a Living History Group that attempts to achieve international participation from Irish, British and American members.
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.