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Contributions of Native Americans to our Colonial History

  • Presented By: The White Plains Historical Society
  • Dates: June 15, 2024
  • Location: Historic Purdy House
  • Address: 60 Park Ave, White Plains, NY 10601
  • Phone: (914) 328-1776
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
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OPEN HOUSE 12-4. Program at 1-3 PM: Join us for our special presentation by Algonkian Living History presenter Drew Shuptar Rayvis. Drew holds several degrees in Anthropology, Sociology and Archeology, and is proficient in Eastern Woodlands languages and reading wampum. Drew will share stories of his Native American history and tell you about Native American involvement in Colonial military conflicts of the 18th century. Learn about the alliances between our Colonial ancestors and the Native people. You will hear about and handle woodland combat tools, water carrying devices, baskets, wampum belts and more. Bring your curiosity and your questions! Also, guided tours will be offered of historic Purdy House, a national, state and local historic landmark built in 1721 and used by General George Washington as his military headquarters during the 1776 Battle of White Plains. Bring the children and let them experience our colonial history. Come see this newly re-furnished 300 year old home. Limited on site parking. No public bathrooms.