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The Revolutionary War Battle of Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 26, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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battle of brooklyn paintingMuch of the Battle of Brooklyn—the first (and largest) battle of the Revolutionary War fought after the signing of the Declaration of Independence—was fought across what is now Green-Wood’s grounds. For years, Green-Wood has commemorated this important historic event on our grounds. Unfortunately, this year, because of the pandemic, it has been cancelled. Instead, join Barnet Schector, author of The Battle for New York, and Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s historian, for a conversation about that battle—one day before its 244th anniversary—and what happened on that long-ago day across the roads, hills, and valleys that would become The Green-Wood Cemetery.

$5/Free for members. This conversation is part of our new series of virtual programs about the history of Green-Wood and its permanent residents, Zooming in on History. On the day of the program, participants will receive a Zoom link and access code.

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