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 eighteenth 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 Continental, 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.
The Infanterie Regiment von Donop was part of the 12,000 Hessian troops hired by the British to fight in the Revolution. In 1776, the regiment partook in Washington’s defeat at the Battle of Long Island and captured 80 Continental soldiers. After participating in the attacks on Fort Washington in Manhattan, the regiment stayed in New York City until they were sent to Philadelphia the following year to fight in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown. The regiment went back to New York City in 1778 and remained there until they returned to their German homeland at the end of the war.
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Please contact the Department of Public Programs at (212) 485-9205 for more information about this program.