Join us at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site on Saturday, Aug 19, from 10 am to 3 pm, for “Spanish-American War and WWI Day,” when the past comes alive for this special living history event.
This day of demonstrations is one in a series of free Living History events at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield throughout the summer, which began on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29) and continues through New York State’s Official War of 1812 Observance Day on Saturday, September 30.
For this event (weather permitting), the historic site’s reenactors and other volunteer living history presenters will dress in the uniforms of those time periods and tell the story of Sackets Harbor’s link to these international conflicts.
Troops stationed at Madison Barracks served in Cuba and the Philippines, giving them exposure to different cultures. After World War I, American troops brought “war brides” to Madison Barracks for “Americanization classes.” Hear the stories of local soldiers whose lives were impacted by their service abroad.
This series is sponsored by the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site’s Battlefield Alliance. For the full 2023 Living History Summer Series schedule, please visit our 1812 Living History page. And for more information on this event, or any in the series, please contact the Battlefield at 315-646-3634 or visit the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site website.