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Exploring the American Revolution/Founding Era Through Stone

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7 pm

Exploring the American Revolution/Founding Era Through Stone

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During this zoom program, Dr. Sara Mascia of the Historical Society serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown will be utilizing the headstones in the Old Dutch Church Burying Ground, a National Historic Landmark in Sleepy Hollow, New York, to many local residents who were on both sides of the American Revolution.  For many of these, often invisible, individuals, their headstones are the only tangible reminders of their participation in the events leading to the founding of the United States of America.  Those now interred in the Burying Ground were farmers, tailors, shoemakers, tavern keepers, millers, seamstresses, cooks, and soldiers, and each of them have important stories to contribute to the history of the Founding Era. 

Funding for this program was provided by:

Revisiting the Founding Era is a national initiative for the The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.