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Capturing Our Past: Visiting Washington’s Headquarters in the Mid To Late 19th Century
July 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Thursday, July 4th for the presentation “Capturing Our Past: Visiting Washington’s Headquarters in the Mid To Late 19th Century,” at 2:00 PM. Free with admission.
Hear about Washington’s Headquarters’ early years as we approach the 169th anniversary of its designation as the first publicly operated historic site in the nation on July 4, 1850. Listen to how and why that happened. Hear about the motivation to save Washington’s Headquarters before so many other sites. Learn what it was like to visit the Site 130 years ago. Compare that period of time with the present as you walk through the same rooms the Washingtons once did.
While visiting Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site explore the Museum, which houses the multi award-winning exhibit, Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters Collection. The exhibit features over 1,300 objects highlighting Washington’s Headquarters’ diverse collections and is navigated by an electronic catalog system. Take a guided tour of the historic Hasbrouck House, where General Washington lived and ran the affairs of the Continental Army from April 1782 until August 1783. Also, take a tour of the Tower of Victory and climb the steps to the newly restored belvedere. (Access to the Tower may be limited based on staffing and weather conditions).
For further information, please call 845-562-1195.