AT THE ARSENAL
425 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY
MAY 5, 2019
Noon to 5:00 pm
The Huntington Militia musters on the Huntington Green after word has reached Long Island of the attack by British Troops on militia companies in the towns of Lexington and Concord in the colony of Massachusetts Bay on April 19, 1775!
There is fear that what has happened there may very well happen here on Long Island!
The Huntington Militia
MUST BE PREPARED!
Come see and hear the muskets being fired as our Men-at-Arms drill. Watch as the Militia prepares the cannon to be fired and hear the roar of the cannon on the field!
Muster Days are days when the entire town comes out to the Green to both support the men and to socialize. You will encounter tradesmen working. You will hear the talk of the town, the latest gossip, and the news of the day being discussed. The ladies are gathering with great concerns.
Get in on the conversations!
Step back into the PAST!
You are there in 1775!
See cooking on an open campfire!
Participate in one of our practice musket drills - for children and adults!
There will be scheduled tours of The Arsenal throughout the day.
THERE WILL BE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
AND IT IS ALL FREE!
And while you are with us, talk to us about becoming a member! We are always looking for men, women, and families to join our group and participate in events!
Living History is a lot of fun for all!
We can help you get started!
This event coincides with the Sheep to Shawl Festival by the Huntington Historical Society across from the Arsenal on Park Avenue.
Visit us both!