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Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: Memorial Day Weekend
Sunday, May 27th, 2018 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28, 2018, 11 am – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

To celebrate the opening of our exhibition Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms, Living Historians portraying Americans from the Second World War will be stationed in the gallery to answer your questions on Sunday and Monday in honor of Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 27
Take flight to discover the daily life of military pilots and their crew 75 years ago. Living Historians from the Army Air Forces Historical Association share stories about life on the battle- and home-fronts alongside an interactive display. Explore authentic uniforms, test your strength by trying on a heavy flak vest or helmet, and find out how gunners kept warm at high altitudes when the windows were open.

Monday, May 28
After you’ve learned about life in the sky, return to learn about the war on the ground! Meet American soldiers from WWII portrayed by Living Historians—learn how day-to-day life was different for troops in the European and Pacific campaigns, take a close look at their uniforms, and explore all of their tools and equipment.

Images Courtesy of the Army Air Forces Historical Association and Don Pollard

Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information and pricing.




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