For a glimpse of 18th century life at the time of the American Revolution, join the 1st Ulster Militia for a day in the life of a militiaman, at the Matthewis Persen House Museum & Cultural Heritage Center. The original 1st Regiment, Ulster County Militia was composed of citizen soldiers from the area now within the boundaries of Kingston, Saugerties and Woodstock. Members promote the education of the public as to military and social life in the colonial and Revolutionary War eras through demonstrations of everyday crafts and skills and the typical life of the militiaman. Providing a perfect backdrop for this event, the Matthewis Persen House is one of Ulster County's oldest, most significant buildings. The House is located within Kingston's Stockade National Historic District and is one of four landmark buildings on each corner of John and Crown Streets, the only known intersection in the United States with pre-revolutionary stone houses on all four corners.
So join the 1st Ulster Militia as they bring history alive! Firearms demonstrations will be done throughout the day.