The Hudson and the Revolution

The Hudson and the Revolution is a themed program focused on the lives of Revolutionary Americans on the Hudson River and in the Hudson River Valley.

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The Hudson River Maritime Museum is proud to partner with the First Ulster County Militia reenactment group to provide living-history reenactments and demonstrations of Revolutionary War era sailors, civilians, and soldiers for this program.

This program includes:

– a living history demonstration by a costumed reenactor depicting a Revolutionary War soldier or sailor.
– a primary source analysis workshop with facsimiles of 18th century documents from Ulster County
– a “Human Periauger” game where students form the outline of a boat and have to follow period commands and work together as a team to navigate around the museum yard.

Students will be given some Revolutionary War context during the program, but should have a base knowledge of the general history of the war, as this program focuses more on local history.

Reenactment programs are flexible and in the past have included demonstrations of 18th century boat building techniques, 18th century military life and musket firings, and the Burning of Kingston. Please contact Sarah Wassberg at or 845-338-0071 ext. 16 for more information.