Free with Museum Admission, all ages
Meet Deborah Sampson, the woman who disguised her gender to enlist in the Continental Army—as portrayed by Judith Kalaora of History at Play—and members of her regiment, the 4th Massachusetts. Join Deborah for military drills, then explore the inner workings of a regiment, from muskets to tents and knapsacks to ground cloths.
Also! Interact with an extensive collection of Revolutionary War artifacts (including a cannon ball!) provided by Denis Cormier of Hands on History.
Check out Revolutionary Summer for a full roster of related programs for all ages.
Living History programming takes place in the courtyard, weather permitting.
In case of severe weather, it might be relocated to Smith Gallery.
Lead support for Revolutionary Summer provided by The Achelis and Bodman Foundation. Additional support provided by Richard Brown and Mary Jo Otsea.
Image: History At Play & Vincent Morreale Photography