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Living History: Thanksgiving and the Civil War

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: Thanksgiving and the Civil War
Fri, November 24th, 2017 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

Did you know that Thanksgiving became a national holiday during the American Civil War? Stop by the Museum on Friday to celebrate with Living Historians from the 119th New York State Volunteer Infantry, a troop of Civil War reenactors. Examine their 19th-century uniforms up close, learn a military drill, explore some of their fascinating gear, or ask them what a common soldier might have eaten for Thanksgiving dinner over 150 years ago!

Creative: Tronvig Group