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14-15 September 2019, Governors Island WWI History Weekend, New York, NY

Governors Island WWI History Weekend
Public · Hosted by Kevin Fitzpatrick

Sep 14 at 8 AM – Sep 15 at 5 PM EDT

Governors Island National Monument
New York, New York

Living history reenactors will bring World War One to Governors Island National Monument on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, 2019.

This is the largest free public WWI exhibition in the United States. Reenactors representing the Allies and Central Powers—as well as civilians in period attire—are invited living history participants. Governors Island is in New York Harbor, accessible via ferry.

This is the fourth annual WWI event on Governors Island. The events are free, open to the public, and run 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Governors Island National Monument. The displays will be on the Parade Ground. Ferries run from Brooklyn and Manhattan.

If you are a WWI reenactor you are welcome to attend. We will bivouac overnight Saturday night, September 14 (and possibly September 13, this is TBD). All participants must register in advance (registration coming in 2019). Only living history participants are permitted to camp overnight, no exceptions.

More details on sponsors, participants and supporting groups is forthcoming. Direct all questions to event organizer Kevin Fitzpatrick: signalcorps@eastcoastdoughboys.com. He is the program director for the WWI Centennial Committee for New York City.


The East Coast Doughboys is an organization of World War I reenactors. The mission is to connect the community about events in the NY, NJ, CT, and PA region. We support the living history community at events and cultural institutions. All A.E.F. impressions, women in uniform, and civilians.

�A group of dedicated military historians whose main purpose it to educate the public about military history through educational displays of uniforms and equipment. The goal of the Long Island Living History Association is to keep history alive through the stories of our Veterans.

Supporting Organizations:

Governors Island National Monument
Manages 22 acres containing Fort Jay and Castle Williams. The U.S. National Park Service provides education and historic interpretation of the island.

World War One Centennial Committee for New York City
Dedicated to planning, producing, and coordinating events and activities commemorating the First World War in New York City and the surrounding areas.

U.S. World War One Centennial Commission
Created by Congress in 2013 to provide public outreach, education programs, and commemorative events for American involvement in World War I. The Commission was also authorized to build the new National World War I Memorial in Washington DC.


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