Sketching Day at Washington’s Headquarters

The Hudson River Valley, its environs and the majestic Hudson Highlands provided a backdrop of scenery, color and charm that inspired 19th Century artists, and led to the creation of the Hudson River School of Art. Visitors to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site are invited to experience similar inspiration when they visit General Washington’s Headquarters, in Newburgh, on June 2nd,   for the Hudson River School Art Trail and National Trails Day. Tours are 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, every half-hour. The last is 4:30 PM. The program is free with admission.

After a guided tour of the historic Hasbrouck House, used by General Washington during the last months of the Revolutionary War, maybe you’ll be spurred on to create a work of art of your own. Enjoy art-making activities inspired by your whole experience of visiting a house, so rich in historic significance.  The historic importance that surrounds the house, the tour and the general area can be awe-inspiring and also creatively enriching. Maybe you’ll produce a masterpiece, too, or, at the very least a reminder of your inspired day. The program is free with admission.

For further details or directions, call 845-562-1195.