Living History: Veterans Day Weekend

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Mon Nov 12 2018.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
Free with museum admission
Recommended Age: 
All
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In conjunction with Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, meet soldiers and citizens from different wars portrayed by Living Historians—including members of a unique African American regiment each day.

On Saturday, look back at the military service of African Americans in the Civil War. Meet Living Historians from the 6th United States Colored Troops, a Civil War reenacting troop, and learn how their contributions to a Union victory helped bring about the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment 150 years ago. They will be stationed in the Museum—stop by to investigate their 19th-century uniforms, explore a soldier’s tools and equipment, and even learn a military drill!

On Sunday, commemorate 100 years since World War I ended on this day in 1918 with Living Historians portraying men from the 369th Regiment U.S. Infantry, who originally named themselves ‘the Rattlers,’ and women in the unit’s Auxiliary on the home front. Learn about life in the trenches and back in New York for African Americans, guess which parts of their uniform are American and which were issued by the French command with whom they fought, and investigate other military tools and equipment for ‘digging-in!’

In observance of Veterans Day on Monday, kids can learn all about the World War II era.Experience immersive family activities exploring the daily lives of soldiers and food on the warfront and homefront. All visitors get a free, tasty treat invented for WWII soldiers—M&Ms! (1pm-3pm)

Location: 
New York Historical Society and DiMenna Children’s History Museum
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York , NY 40° 46' 42.0168" N, 73° 58' 22.8612" W
New York
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