Living History

Meet Living Historians reenacting America’s past on weekends and holidays!

Free with Museum Admission
All Ages

Have you ever wanted to meet people from history? What about handle awesome objects from long ago? Or learn a historical trade or military drill? Then join us to meet soldiers, musicians, famous leaders, and craftspeople from the past—all portrayed by Living Historians from the present!

Living History programs are free with Museum Admission—no RSVP required. So drop by and hang out as much as you’d like!


You never know! Living History programs vary each weekend. They may be related to our permanent collection, special exhibitions, historical events, or heritage months. Read on to find a program that interests you, or visit our online Family Programs Calendar to see what’s up next.


Beyond Chocolate: Colonial Coffee, Cacao, and Tea Saturday, Nov. 16
Meet the 'She-Merchants' Saturday, Nov. 23
Rendezvous with Rachel Revere Saturday, Nov. 30
Beyond Chocolate: Colonial Coffee, Cacao, and Tea Saturday, Dec. 7
19th-Century Travelers in New York Saturday, Dec. 14
18th-Century Winter Traditions Saturday, Dec. 21
Trades of the New Nation Saturday, Dec. 28
Creative: Tronvig Group