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 5th New York Regiment was founded in June 1776 when the Continental Congress promoted Major Lewis Dubois of Nicholson’s Regiment to colonel with instructions to raise a Regiment of eight companies in New York. A dispute between the New York Provincial and the Continental Congress over who had authority to promote New York officers delayed the official authorization of the regiment until November 21, 1776. The men were mainly raised in Orange and Ulster counties. The regiment garrisoned Fort Montgomery in the Hudson Highlands early in 1777 and took part in the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779 against Tories and Indians in western New York. In January 1781, the 5th New York was merged into the 2nd New York.
The modern-day 5th New York Regiment was created in 2001.
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For More Information:
Please contact the Department of Public Programs at (212) 485-9205 for more information about this program.