The Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands (FSHSHH) will be guest bartending at the Newburgh Brewing Company Taproom on Sunday, January 13th, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. All tips received during that time period will benefit Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site’s Tower of Victory.
FSHSHH is a not-for profit membership organization supporting three historic sites: Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh, New Windsor Cantonment and Knox’s Headquarters in New Windsor. Their mission is to increase public awareness of the three sites and their historic and educational significance, while also raising money to supplement the educational, programming and collection needs of the sites.
The Newburgh Brewing Company has been very actively involved in local community fundraising events. One of the most significant campaigns they have undertaken is to assist Washington’s Headquarters in raising money to repair the Tower of Victory. The 1888 Tower of Victory had the roof damaged during a hurricane in 1950. Once the roof was removed, visitors were prevented from climbing to the top. The Newburgh Brewing Company has earmarked a portion of the proceeds from each pint of their von Steuben Gose beer sales towards that cause.
So, on Sunday, January 13th, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM, come for a drink, bring friends, and share the merriment … while learning about FSHSHH and helping the Tower of Victory! You’ll also see staff from the historic sites in 18th Century attire chatting up the crowd. With a little coaxing, and maybe a few beers, they might even be talked into providing some tavern entertainment!
The Newburgh Brewing Company is located at 88 South Colden Street, Newburgh. For more information about FSHSHH, contact Rich Fenwick at 845-565-5351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.