Warwick. Hathorn Historical Society announces internship for diversity in reenactment

| 24 Jul 2020 | 03:01

The Friends of Hathorn historical society in Warwick has announced The Bays Internship for Diversity in Reenactment 2020-2021.

Applications are being accepted through Aug. 15.

Thanks to a gift of Hathorn descendent Cara Gifford and other donors, this internship offers the opportunity to study and help promote the contributions of persons of color and other racial minorities in the mid-Hudson region during the Revolutionary War.

The internship honors David and Serene Bays, an African enslaved couple owned and freed by Gen. John Hathorn. It seeks to encourage greater racial and ethnic diversity in Revolutionary War and 18th century reenactment. It’s also intended to highlight the important contributions of persons of color and other racial minorities to the founding of the nation.

The program is seeking applications from persons of color or other racial minority between the ages of 17 and 25 from the Town of Warwick or nearby communities. It offers a stipend toward expenses of $1,000 for a 12-month research period and development of a reenactment persona.

High school seniors will be considered with faculty recommendation. Credit may be available through the applicant’s college.

For more information or to apply, visit hathornhouse.wordpress.com or email program coordinator Sue Gardner at hathornhouse@gmail.com for a link to the internship documents.