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Schedule of Events

Below is our calendar of special events. For our regularly-scheduled programming, click here.

 

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  • Civil War Weekend 2014

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Experience the summer of 1863 on Governors Island! More

  • Civil War Weekend 2014

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Experience the summer of 1863 on Governors Island! More

 
Historic Weapons Demonstration by members of the 119th New York Volunteers.
Historic weapons demonstrations are just one of the activities offered during living history events.
Copyright Daniel C. Krebs

Did You Know?

Garrison Davidson as superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, 1958. Later commander of U.S. First Army, Governors Island 1960-1964.

By the time General Davidson Garrison retired as commander of U.S. First Army on Governors Island in 1964, he had graduated from Stuyvesant High School, played football at West Point, was one of the winningest football coaches at the U.S. Military Academy, and served under the two most demanding generals in the U.S. Army, George S. Patton in World War II and Douglas MacArthur in Korea.