Grant and Lee Exhibit
New York Historical Society
New York, NY
February 14, 2009

Seven of us celebrated Valentine's Day by performing a Living History at the New York Historical Society in support of their Grant and Lee exhibit. For the six month duration of the exhibit, the NYHS invited different Civil War groups to perform each Saturday to give their show a more interactive element. Given this was the city, we were continuously busy with the curious both inside and outside the building. We did some drill on Central Park West to snare customers for the NYHS however we had tough competition from the Museum of Natural History next-door. We did have a strategy for leading an assault on the neighbors with fixed bayonets however the plan was abandoned for fear of them unleashing the dinosaurs.
New York Historical Society A Very Busy First Sergeant Pvt Clarke Drumming up interest
Posing Pvt Avellino and Cpl O'Brien Inside the Exhibit Closer Inspection
Parallel Lives High Water Mark Portrait of Grant Corporal Kent at his station
Setting fashion trends Lieutenant Farr Blue Descending a Staircase Your Correspondent
Loading of the Musket The Lincoln Papers exhibit Fred and Tom's turn Fred and Tom's turn
Lincoln's 1864 Flag The Lieutenant and Lee The Lieutenant and his Corporal MUSTER ROLL