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)
Founded in 1977, the 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers, portrays a loyalist reenactment unit that fought in the American War of Independence. Belonging to both the British Brigade and the Brigade of the American Revolution, the unit represents the regiment as it appeared in 1777, with the distinctive green-faced white regimental coat. Under the command of Brigadier General Cortland Skinner, the 4th Battalion served in many raids of New Jersey from their camp on Staten Island, Paulus Hook and other locations as well as taking part in the major battles of Connecticut Farms, Springfield and Fort Griswold.
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.