2009 Special Events at Governors Island National Monument

Save the Date:

Army Heritage Day, Saturday, June 20

Discover over 150 years of Army history at Governors Island National Monument. National Park Rangers, the 319th US Army Band, Revolutionary and Civil War living historians and members of today's military will provide re-enactments, children's programming, musical demonstrations, and lectures which pay tribute to army life on Governors Island. For more information please call (212) 825-3045 or visit www.nps.gov/gois .

Participating Living History Groups:

Colonel Albert Pawling's Levies

The 119th New York Volunteers

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Please Note: The event will be held rain or shine.

Civil War Weekend - August 8,9

The National Park Service, 119th New York Volunteers, The GawdAwful Mess and Battery G of the First Pennsylvania Light Artillery will provide family friendly activities, living history demonstrations, music and other programs designed to introduce you to the men and women of the Governors Island Garrison and Confederates imprisoned on the island.

Please Note: The event will be held rain or shine.

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Living Historians:

Living historians representing Union soldiers and officers, Confederate prisoners, Artillerymen, Officer's wives, Ladies, Laundress, Musicians, and a politician.

Events will include:

Historic Weapons Demonstrations

Cannon Firings

Special walking tours:

Traditional/Non-Traditional roles of Women

Prison History of Governors Island

Immigrant Soldiers

Kids Programming

Meeting the Living Historians

Recruitment Rally

Performances by the Governors Island Musical School (circa 1863).

Last updated: October 26, 2018

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