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Home School History Day 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

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Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum for  Home School History Day on Saturday May 18th, 2013.  Museum grounds open at 10:00 a.m. with hands-on activities and history presentations continuing through 4:00 p.m.  In keeping with the period of importance for Van Cortlandt House Museum, the day’s activities will focus on the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras.  Living historians and Revolutionary War re-enactors will bring to life aspects of the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras such as the life of a soldier in General Washington’s army, life in camp, 18th century cooking, Colonial medicine, as well as other themes.  You will be able to participate in the day by joining General Washington’s Army, volunteering to be a small pox victim, and learning the finer points of 18th century tavern games among other activities.  Meet and chat with General George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.  Participants are welcome to come in 18th century-style attire.   

Please join us even if you aren't a home schooling family.  For more information, please contact:  Laura Carpenter Myers, Director of Van Cortlandt House Museum (primary) or Michael J. Grillo, Museum Educator at 718-543-3344 or via e-mail to:


Van Cortlandt House Museum in Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway at West 246th Street
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Admission, which includes the full day of activities and tours of Van Cortlandt House Museum, is $10.00 per person or $35.00 for families of up to 2 adults and 3 children. Additional adults and children will pay $10.00 per person. Reservations are not required.

Event Organizer

Van Cortlandt House Museum, The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York

Contact Number

(718) 543-3344

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