The Huntington Militia will host a virtual living history program via Zoom on Saturday, July 24, 2021 to commemorate "Huntington Independence Day." This virtual event is from 4 PM to 5:30 PM.
Hear the Declaration of Independence read aloud in its entirety. Learn about how the Town of Huntington reacted to the news of American Independence. Learn about the Huntington Militia and its involvement in the American Revolutionary War.
"Huntington Independence Day," which was July 23, 1776, was the day that the Declaration of Independence arrived in Huntington Town and was read on the Village Green (as it took a few weeks for copies of the document to arrive on Long Island after it was adopted in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776) A large crowd gathered to hear the news from the Continental Congress. The crowd cheered! Tories booed! The excitement of the day led to the townspeople fashioning an effigy of King George III using the cloth from the letters of his name that were stitched onto the town's Liberty Flag. The effigy was put on on a Liberty Pole and set on fire and fired upon with muskets by the 1776 members of the Huntington Militia. This will all be presented virtually in this special program for 2021!
Join us from the comfort of your own home, rain or shine, to experience this piece of American and Long Island History!
IMPORTANT: To attend this event, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR contact us on our website, huntingtonmilitia.com, to request the zoom link. Call 631-223-8017 if you have any questions. You will get the Zoom link on Friday, July 23, 2021. We hope you can attend!