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Memorial Day Weekend at Washington’s HQ
May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
On Saturday, May 23rd, Matthew Colon will deliver the program “To Save the Innocent, I Demand the Guilty”: A Tale of Two Revolutionary War Prisoners at 2:00 PM. The presentation highlights the bitter local fighting that occurred during the Revolutionary War, and how it spawned an international incident involving two prisoners of war.
On Sunday, May 24th at 2:00 PM, Karen Monti will offer a presentation titled From the Badge of Military Merit to the Purple Heart. This program tells the story of the award that was the precursor to the Purple Heart and the men who earned it. Created by General Washington at Headquarters Newburgh, it was also the first award that could be given to the common soldier.
These presentations are free with Museum admission, which includes a guided tour of the historic headquarters and the chance to explore our museum, including the multi-award winning exhibit “Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection.”
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is a registered national historic landmark. It is located at the corner of Liberty and Washington Streets within the city of Newburgh’s East End Historic District. The site is one of 35 historic sites within the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and is one of 28 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey. For further information contact: (845) 562-1195. For more information about New York State Parks, please visit our website at www.nysparks.com. For more information call 845-562-1195 or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/washingtonsheadquarters.