President’s Day Weekend @ Washington’s HQ

©Rolf Müller

There will be three days of celebration, Saturday, February 19th through Monday, February 21st, 12:00 PM until 4:30 PM.  Admission to the three-day event is by donation. Call 845-562-1195 for further details or directions.

•Saturday: festivities will highlight the 5th New York Regiment performing drills in honor of  General Washington.
•Sunday: the 5th Connecticut Regiment will provide military flair and color with demonstrations and discussions.
•Monday: Lamb’s Artillery and Morgan’s Rifles will round out the weekend, firing off salutes to General Washington.

Each day actor John Koopman will portray General Washington while Thad MacGregor, an 18th and 19th Century musician, will perform in the Headquarters. Accompanying him will be his little wooden sidekick, Limber Jim, a favorite with children of all ages.

Throughout the weekend, historical subjects of interest will be presented in the Museum.  On Saturday and Monday, topics will be “Tavern Talk –18th Century Female Proprietors” and “George Washington – 18th Century Dentistry.”  On Sunday, “Washington and The Circular Letter” and “Medicine During the Revolution” will be presented. A quill pen workshop will be provided and you’ll also be able to take home a personal silhouette (love).  The bookseller will be plying his wares, while the Museum Marketplace will have souvenirs and gifts for sale.

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 24 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