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 16th Queen’s Light Dragoons were one of the regiments sent to reinforce the American Garrison. The regiment was a player in the Battle of White Plains in 1776, during which George Washington’s Continental Army retreated northward from New York City. The 16th Queen’s Light Dragoons, in its 18th-century form, has been recreated to honor the service of the dismounted officers and troopers of the 16th who, acting in concert with the mounted squadrons of the regiment, served bravely during the American Revolution.
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.