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Screening of “The Mansion on the Hill”
February 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters is thrilled to be hosting a screening of Newburgh local Joe Santacroce’s film, “The Mansion on the Hill”, on February 18th at 4 pm. The film tells the story about the Hasbrouck House, better known as Washington’s Headquarters, and its place in Newburgh’s history over the years.
The story begins with one of the leading families in the area – the Hasbroucks, telling why General George Washington selected Mrs. Hasbrouck’s home for his Headquarters during the Revolutionary War, and how that led to it becoming the first publicly owned historic site in the nation.
The film takes the viewer on a tour of the site, including spectacular outside views from drone aerial footage. Archival images, along with recollections and interviews from those close to the site, are included. Adding to the presentation is a soundtrack featuring recreated 18th and 19th century music including selections from Newburgh composers who lived during the time period.
The film is being shown in conjunction with the three-day George Washington Birthday Celebration held yearly at Washington’s Headquarters, during Presidents’ Day Weekend.
For more information please call 845-562-1195.