An American Cathedral: Spotlight on American History

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Celebrate Independence Day at the Cathedral! This tour considers the Cathedral as a nexus of medieval traditions and democratic values. Discover celebrated Americans who appear in the art in the Cathedral along with the traditional saints and apostles. The tour will discuss the Cathedral’s history and architecture within the context of American history, beginning with a vivid description of the Battle of Harlem Heights, fought on and around the Cathedral’s site in 1776. Conducted since 1990 by Senior Cathedral Guide Tom Fedorek.

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