Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will once again be the location of the Newburgh Volunteer Fair. This is the second annual event, scheduled for Saturday, May 5th, from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Newburgh Free Library and Safe Harbors of the Hudson have partnered with the historic site to coordinate this program.
In 2011, 26 organizations took part in the Volunteer Fair! The day provided not-for-profit organizations an opportunity to raise awareness – community-wide – of the special needs that are met by their organizations. These organizations rely upon volunteers to assist in their endeavors. Representatives of these organizations will be available to sign up those individuals who wish to join their efforts.
All are invited to attend the Fair, visit the tables, and ask first-hand what these organizations are doing. There also will be tours of the Hasbrouck House, used by General and Mrs. Washington, during 16 ½ months of the Revolutionary War. Support from our sponsors has made admission to the Hasbrouck House free on this day, encouraging visitors to learn just how important a role Newburgh played during the War of Independence. Sponsors this year include Newburgh Brewing Company, SmileWorks, Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands and Palisades Interstate Parks Commission.
For an application for your organization to participate, log onto the website www.palisadesparkconservancy.org. For further information or directions call 845-562-1195.
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 www.nysparks.com.