"Comicon for History Buffs"
Crazy History II
By Appointment Call 1-718-442-7393
1656-2020 364 Years of Folklore
Take a leisurely guided tour of the 1696 Burial Place, 1844 Greek Revival Church and 1898 Victorian Annex (designed by a close associate of Harry Houdini). Linger to browse through our 1696 Baptismal Book and the 1923 Burial Place Inventory. Read between the lines to learn how our ancestors faced the challenges in their lives. See movies being made.
Folk Legends Folk Art
History, up close and personal, Gravestones reveal hearts & minds
the way it was lived. across the centuries.
1696 Burial Ground 1844 Sanctuary 1898 Annex
Wander 1.3 Acres Greek Revival. Victorian Style Sunday School
Historic Reenactors: gossip with the ancestors who fashioned our world.
One of NYC's oldest cemeteries Interactive Exhibits * Genealogy Desk
Rose & Crown Tavern
food * beverages * libations
featuring colonial beers
Kick back in our version of a Colonial Tavern
Where the American Revolution was fomented
Where the British first read the Declaration of Independence
Where American Revolution Vets traded war stories
How "Crazy History" got its name
In 2018 Daniel J. Watts,
original "Hamilton" cast member,
seven-time Broadway performer,
as Ike Turner in TINA, the Musical
treated us to three original raps.
It was his first trip to Staten Island.
When Watts found out that Aaron Burr
died across the street he was amazed,
Yes Daniel, it's crazy
-- that so much of Dutch
Staten Island history, is untold!!!
Image from August 9, 2018 Projectivity Gala.