WWI Victory Loan War Show at Camp Van Cortlandt Park

April 27-28, 2019

The Event

History

On April 29, 1919, the City of New York came together to drum up support for the fifth and final loan drive of the Great War.  Van Cortlandt Park was part of the festivities with the National Guard of New York putting on a military display.  

The NGNY had been using the parade ground in Van Cortlandt Park since the late 1880s.  During the Punitive Expedition 1916-1917, the Guard was mobilized at the park.  When War was declared in 1917, the park was used by the United States Army as a mobilization camp to send troops to France.  

Save the Date : April 26-27, 2019, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, New York

This two day event will not only commemorate the centennial of the Victory Loan drive, but also bring to light how active Van Cortlandt Park was during the First World War and the activity of the New York National Guard.


A schedule is forthcoming.  

Courtesy of the New  York Public Library

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WWI Victory Loan War Show

Van Cortlandt House Museum, Van Cortlandt Park Broadway at W. 246th St., New York, New York 10471, United States