President’s Weekend at Washington’s HQ 2013

President’s Weekend: February 16th, 17th and 18th

Even though he would be 281 years old and hasn’t been around since 1799, you probably see images of him every day. We’re talking about George Washington, of course – the man on the dollar bill, the first president, and Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

In honor of this great man, February 16th, 17th and 18th Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh will honor George Washington absolutely free from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

There will be military demonstrations by Lamb’s Artillery, the 5th Connecticut Regiment, and the 5th New York Regiment. The Friends and other vendors will be setting up shop, to sell their wares. For children and adults there will be shows, storytelling, entertaining presentations and candle dipping. George Washington re-enactor, John Koopman will be present each day greeting visitors in his historic headquarters and Thaddeus MacGregor will perform for them musically. Visitors can also learn how they can support the Tower of Victory restoration efforts.

The historic site is located on 84 Liberty Street in Newburgh. For more information, please call (845) 562-1195.