Heard’s Brigade (Continental)

Living History Days at N-YHS
Heard’s Brigade (Continental)
Sun, March 4th, 2012 |
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

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)

The New Jersey Militia under Colonel Nathaniel Heard was formed in June 1775 to reinforce the Continental army in New York City. Heard’s Brigade went to Long Island to disarm loyalists when it became clear that was where the British would strike next. During Britain’s capturing of New York City, the brigade partook in Washington’s Northern retreat and was quartered in the Bronx.


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