On Wednesday, July 4th , 2018, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site has invited the public to attend an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration on the mansion grounds. This event is free and open to the public. A variety of 18th century activities may be sampled throughout the afternoon. Candle demonstrations and backgammon lessons will be available, and “Dr. Stringer,” Philip Schuyler’s physician, will discuss the fascinating subject of 18th century medicine, including the use of leeches, bleeding, and oxygen.