Free with Museum Admission
During the American Revolution, New York City was second only to Charleston, SC, for the size of its enslaved population. Delve into the lives, work, and culture of Africans—both free and enslaved—who called New York their home in the 18th century. Among the Living Historians on hand this weekend: Underwater archaeologist Joel Cook illuminates the duties of sailors, and Nastassia Parker reveals the secrets of millinery and dressmaking, trades practiced by free Black women.
Check out Revolutionary Summer for a full roster of related programs for all ages
Living History programming takes place in the courtyard, weather permitting.
In case of severe weather, it might be relocated to Smith Gallery.
Lead support for Revolutionary Summer provided by The Achelis and Bodman Foundation. Additional support provided by Richard Brown and Mary Jo Otsea.