Winter Welcome Week @ WHQ

Grand Street Looking South to WHQ 1909 © Newburgh Free Library

The Hudson River was frozen over, the winds were howling like hungry wolves, and snow was piling up in thigh-high drifts while the business of war never stopped. Visit Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, Newburgh, where actors, portraying soldiers, will be keeping warm while telling about their daily lives in the military.  Tours of the Hasbrouck House will be conducted by costumed historic interpreters, Monday through Thursday, December 27th until December 30th, from 10 AM until 3 PM. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and students, and children 12 and under are free. Call 845-562-1195 for details or directions.

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  • I recently found a map detail given to me by Betsy McKean in the city’s Records Management department. It was from 1850. That map showed Grand Street starting at Western Avenue (now Broadway). Plans were in place to extend Grand Street south through the Hasbrouck property. It was this plan that activated the Daughters of the American Revolution to take a stand about preserving the Hasbrouck house, making it the first state historic site in the country. Grand Street was extended but only as far as Washington Street- as seen in the photograph. 5 Grand Street (the farthest right in the photo) was built soon after, possibly the first on the newly extended street.