Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: Meet President George and First Lady Martha Washington
Saturday, February 18th, 2017 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

We’re celebrating Presidents’ Day over School Vacation Week! Join us on the weekends to meet the founders who became our nation’s five first presidents and first ladies.  

On Saturday, February 18, kick off Presidents’ Day Weekend by celebrating Washington’s 285th birthday a few days early! Talk to George about his inauguration right here in New-York, and ask Martha how she welcomed everyday citizens to the first presidential household. Once you’ve posed for a portrait with the first family, explore the uniforms and equipment of the special guard, the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons, who General Washington almost never traveled without during the American Revolution.

About the Living Historians
Portraying George, Michael Grillo is the museum educator at Van Cortlandt House Museum and has acted as Washington and common soldiers in Revolutionary War reenactments for more than 20 years. 

Portraying Martha, Maria Grillo is a Pre-K – 5 teacher and reading specialist. She also portrays camp followers, loyalists, and spies from the Revolutionary War.

Stop by the Museum to meet more early U.S. presidents!

Sunday, February 19— Meet President John Adams

Monday, February 20— Meet President Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, February 25— Meet President James and First Lady Dolly Madison

Sunday February 26— Meet President James Monroe




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