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 one of the original four regiments formed in Albany by the New York Provincial Congress in June 1775, the 4th New York Regiment saw action in the Battle of Saratoga, Battle of Monmouth and the Sullivan Expedition. Today’s group is a member of the Brigade of the American Revolution, the Living History Guild, and is affiliated with the Continental Line. The unit dresses in historically accurate clothing in order to portray the regiment throughout the course of the Revolutionary War, and includes both soldiers and camp followers.
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.