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Loyalist or Patriot?

Saturday, July 13, 2024 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Whose side are you on? During the American Revolution, the Philipses were staunch Loyalists. The Hudson Valley was the site of fierce fighting between the Patriots and the British during the Revolutionary War, and Westchester County in particular was a contested "neutral zone." How did people decide where their loyalties lay? Join us for a unique living history "talk show," colonial-style. Our host Benjamin Thayer will ask the hard questions of seven real historical people, including Mary Philipse Morris, an Algonquian British ally, a Black Loyalist, a Marble header, a camp follower, and more. Learn how and why they decided to stay loyal to the British Crown, or revolt as Patriots, and how they feel about the other side. Will they answer honestly? Will they argue with each other? Join us to find out! Time for audience Q&A will follow each performance. Performances held in-person at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 
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