History is Here: Episode 5, Monarch and Musket Balls: The Story of King George III’s Statue

One night in 1776, nearly two tons of gilded lead in the shape of a British king arrived in Wilton heading north, but some of it got left behind.

In this episode of History is Here, Associate Curator Nick Foster explores the story of how a statue of King George III erected in New York City caused a mystery that is still partially unsolved.