Living History Cemetery Tours

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/17/2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Location
Old Dutch Church

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THE BURNING OF KINGSTON RETURNS
THE OLD DUTCH CHURCH PRESENTS ITS 5th ANNUAL LIVING HISTORY CEMETERY TOURS
Theatre on the Road and the Old Dutch Church in Kingston will offer “living history” tours Saturdays in October in the cemetery of the church. Guests will move through the cemetery and stop at six gravestones to hear the stories of the leaders and inhabitants of Kingston in the colonial era. Each of the seven characters will discuss their role in Kingston during the burning of 1777 and how they aided the Revolution and the rebuilding of their village.
On this tour, guests will meet Governor George Clinton, who will speak with candor about how he alerted Kingston residents of the British assault. Guests will also witness the banter between farmers Benjamin and Becky Low and learn about the Senate House from Peter Van Gaasbeek and his wife Sarah Du Mont. John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, will make an appearance, along with the zealous Dominie Doll, who was an outspoken proponent of Kingston’s liberation. Finally, Mary Westbrook Van Deusen, an author and poet from the nineteenth century, will regale us with the story of how her grandmother, Rachel Dumont, saved her family from the burning.
Tours will take place on October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th at 7pm.
Tickets are $15 per person, $10 for students, and $1 for children 12 and under. For ticket and reservation information: 845-475-7973.

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