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)
As part of the longest continuing U.S. military unit, the “Jersey Blues” 3rd New Jersey Regiment was mustered in 1776. The regiment participated in the Canada campaign before returning to New Jersey and fighting in the New York and the Pennsylvania areas. As one of the most respected living history organizations, the “Jersey Blues” is a member unit of the Brigade of the American Revolution, a national organization dedicated to portraying the lives of common soldiers during the War of Independence.
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.