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 original 11th Pennsylvania Regiment was one of the five Pennsylvania regiments authorized for the Continental Army on October 25, 1776. Some fourteen months later, it was absorbed into the 10th Pennsylvania Regiment in connection with the general restructuring, which took effect on July 1, 1778. The commander of the 11th Pennsylvania throughout its service was Col. Richard Humpton, who, by virtue of his greater seniority, became commander of the 10th Pennsylvania when the two regiments were consolidated. The unit saw action at the Battle of Brandywine and the Battle of Germantown. The regiment encamped in Valley Forge throughout the brutal winter with George Washington’s army and partook in the following Battle of Monmouth.
The modern-day 11th Pennsylvania Regiment is a Philadelphia based reenactment unit dedicated to the preservation of history and the accurate interpretation of the military and civilian roles of men, women and children in 18th Century America for the education of the general public.
For More Information:
Please contact the Department of Public Programs at (212) 485-9205 for more information about this program.
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