Sunday, November 14, 2010

NYC in the Revolutionary War Era

On Thursday, our homeschool group took a Revolutionary War walking tour of lower Manhattan, led by staff from the South Street Seaport Museum.

Our educator took us on a walk to various period sites and told us about events that occurred near/at: Bowling Green, Fraunces Tavern, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, St. Paul's Chapel, and City Hall Park (then the Commons area). Totally new to me were the Battle of Golden Hill and the story of the Liberty Poles. We learned a lot.

Unfortunately, it was a damp and cold day, and I got banged into multiple times by a very bouncy kid (not Mikro), so I am now in arthritis hell. Cancelled our trip to the Met today because I can't move without making ouchy noises...

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