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Living History Day will be held on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at the Fredonia campus.


Living History Day
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Free Family Event
SUNY at Fredonia Campus
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Boston Historical Society with Hamburg Kiwanis and other local partners proudly offer the Living History Day, a free family event that transports the community back in time to early American history. This event is unique to the area and is more than a battle reenactment since it immerses participants into the culture of the era through demonstrations and hands-on activities. We have invited selected schools throughout the area to attend from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The community is welcomed between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. We may offer an opportunity to:
? Attend presentations of student research
? Participate in the cultural traditions of the Seneca Nation and the Iroquois Confederacy
? Appreciate historical perspectives
o Loyalist and Patriot
o Union and Confederate
? Learn British tactics during the Revolutionary War
? Communicate messages across the battlefield with the Signal Corps
? Discover primitive medical technologies and techniques
? Drill with reenactors
? Enjoy a ladies’ fashion show
? Examine essential household items from the 19th Century
? Interact with historical interpreters Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Mary Walker, and Generals Lee & Grant
? Listen to the bugle calls
? Load an artillery piece
? Measure and analyze with Army Engineers
? Meet the horses and understand the advantages of the cavalry during the War
? Play cricket
? Realize the challenges of living on a 19th Century farm
? Recognize the work of the Sanitary Commission with wounded soldiers
? Visit the tent of a leather sutler
? Watch as blacksmiths shape iron
To learn more about our event, please call the Boston Historical Society
at (716) 941-5139 or email

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