When Voters Riot: Living History at Wheatland on June 3
It’s June 1st, 1857. Rioting has broken out on the streets of Washington, D.C., and local police have lost control of the situation. Using gangs from Baltimore, The Know-Nothing Party is violently trying to prevent naturalized citizens from voting in off-year elections. There are dead and wounded. In a panic, Mayor William Magruder, a supporter of immigrant rights, rushes to the White House to demand that President Buchanan send in U.S. Marines to round up the gangs and restore order. And, that’s just one issue on the President’s plate this day. Experience the debate and learn about Magruder's request in this June's Living History at Wheatland!
The Living History at Wheatland program, Election Day Riot: 1857 Washington, takes place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 with tours on the hour starting at 12pm and the last starting at 3pm. Standard tours of Wheatland are also offered at 10am and 11am. Click the link below or call 717-392-4633 to purchase your tickets. Advanced tickets strongly recommended as Living History tours often sell out and walk-in space is not guaranteed. Your tickets also include admission to the exhibition galleries.
Click here to learn the difference between a "Living History" tour and a Standard Wheatland tour.