Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tuesday August 2nd: "A Re-enactor's View of the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition"

Tioga County historian Tom McEnteer will present “A Re-enactor's View of the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition” at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY on Tuesday, August 2nd from 6:30 – 7:30pm. For the past century, reenactors have helped us to not only understand but experience many of the important battles that formed our nation and even our region. In the 1970's, when the nation was celebrating the American Bicentennial, many communities in Pennsylvania and New York held events centered around the war against British and Indian attacks on the Colonial frontier using reenactors. Some of the better known events included the Battle of Wyoming and the Cherry Valley Massacre, but the most significant military move of the Revolutionary War occurred when George Washington sent General Clinton and Sullivan through our region in 1779 in what is now referred to as the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition. Don’t miss your chance to experience this educational and interactive program.

McEnteer will fill several tables with vintage items and images to be used during the presentation as well to create a "mini museum" for the audience to enjoy before and after the presentation. For this reason, people are asked to consider arriving early to enjoy the exhibits as well.

An admission donation of $6 for adults, $4 for SRAC members and students is requested. Free admission to the SRAC exhibit hall is included in this donation. For more information, visit , email, or call the Center at 607-565-7960.

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