After General George Washington ordered the Declaration of Independence read aloud to American troops in Manhattan and Brooklyn preparing for a British assault in July 1776, servicemen tore down and cut apart the gilded statue of King George III at Bowling Green. This act shocked the royal families of Europe and continues to serve as a symbol of liberation today.
Join Scholar-in-Residence Dylan Yeats for a fun, family-friendly reenactment of this historic event in front of the Old Stone House on July 1st at 3pm. Visitors will be encouraged to write tyrannies they seek to declare independence from on a re-created statue of King George III. Then we will read the Declaration of Independence and tear down the statue.
This event occurs in front of the Old Stone House between the house and J.J. Byrne playground.