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 →

Bishop Samuel Provoost Portrait

On my tour today I had the honor of having descendants of the great Bishop Samuel Provoost. In 1775 he resigned his position at Trinity Church (The Church of England) due to his support for “the opposition”, the colonial rebellion. He moved upstate and in 1777 picked up arms to pursue the British after they.. read more →