Colonel Albert Pawling’s Independent Corps or Levies (Continental)

Living History Days at N-YHS
Colonel Albert Pawling’s Independent Corps or Levies (Continental)
Sat, December 10th, 2011 | 10:00 am

Event details

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)

Albert Pawling was born in Dutchess County, New York and fought with his Independent Corps of Levies to defend the New York frontier. Levies consisted of men taken from militias to join the ranks of regular troops or form their own independent units. Pawling’s Levies were raised in New York and fought for the Continental forces through out the Revolution. His Levy guarded forts in Ulster and Orange counties in upstate New York from 1779 to 1781.

Location

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.

Creative: Tronvig Group