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)
Serving in the New England Theater, His Majesty’s 22nd Regiment of Foot participated in the siege of Boston, the battle of Long Island, the occupation of New York City, and various campaigns in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The current re-enactment group, as members of the British Brigade, works to research and recreate a battalion company of the regiment. While traveling as far away as England, the group has portrayed daily camp life, drills and military field tactics for the 18th-century British soldier.
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.