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)
John Lamb was a merchant in New York City and a leader of the Sons of Liberty before fighting in the Revolution. He and his artillery played a role in capturing Montreal in 1775 under Generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold. When General Montgomery was killed in combat, Lamb helped to lead the men into Quebec City, where he was later wounded and captured as a prisoner. Upon his release, he rejoined the army in Morristown, New Jersey.
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For More Information:
Please contact the Department of Public Programs at (212) 485-9205 for more information about this program.