LITTLE FALLS, NY - After a year that made history for all the wrong reasons, American history will come alive Saturday and Sunday in the Mohawk valley.
Over 200 living historians are setting up camp on the grounds of the Herkimer Home in Little Falls in preparation for the "Raid Along the Mohawk". This living history event will feature three large-scale battle reenactments over the course of the weekend and give people a firsthand look at what life was like in the Mohawk Valley during the American Revolution.
After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, these living historians are anxious to get back on the battlefield.
“We’re very excited to portray the men and women on both sides,” says living historian Mitch Lee. “People are coming here from 8 states to join us here as living historians, and everybody here is so excited. They’re all saying the same thing, it’s over. We're back to normal. Let's get back to doing this thing, this passion that we love."
Michael Roets the facility manager at the Herkimer Home says it’s going to feel good seeing all the people at the historical site this weekend.
"We can open the doors now and do the tours bigger than normal, but to do it like this, this is going to be a good weekend. We’re really excited about it."
You can catch all the historical action this weekend from 9:30 to 5 pm on Saturday and 9:30 to 2 pm on Sunday.