We’re on the Same Side! Loyalist Treatment Under Military Occupation in NYC Tories and Loyalists A fascinating part of the American Revolution that we seldom hear about is the loyalist or tory experience. We grow up thinking they were the enemies of freedom. They were wealthy and corrupt supporters of the King scheming against the.. read more →

You can see me, Karen Q, Thursday, February 16, 2017 on the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. 9:00 ET/PT Mutually Assured Missteps, First Train Robbery and Declaration Discovered Don Wildman inspects a fighter jet from the cold war, examines an 1860s replica steam locomotive and investigates a rare print of the Declaration of Independence… read more →

12 Jan 2017
January 12, 2017

Meschianza

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One of the biggest “no way!” moments I’ve ever had while reading about the American Revolution (and there have been many) was the Meschianza. I first came across the story while reading “History of New York During the Revolutionary War” by Thomas Jones. Jones, a New York Tory (Loyalist) and former court judge, wrote a.. read more →

Farewell to the British!  Evacuation Day. Before President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, the most celebrated day of the year in New York City was Evacuation Day, November 25, 1783. The Long Occupation September 21, 1776 – British forces commanded by General William Howe took possession of New York City. Washington’s defeated army.. read more →

A Spy for a Spy: Nathan Hale and John Andre Most of us are familiar with the story of Nathan Hale and the brave words with which he went to his death, “My only regret is that I have but one life to give for my country.” But what was really going on that September.. read more →