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George Washington’s Birthday Celebration
February 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until February 19, 2018
Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site and help us celebrate George Washington’s Birthday not just one day – but three!!! The event will be held February 17th, 18th and 19th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day.
There will be music, military demonstrations, historical presentations, and a take-home craft every day. Join us in singing “Happy Birthday” to The General, eat a piece of his birthday cake and enjoy all that each day has to offer.
The General will be greeting visitors in the historic headquarters with balladeer Thad McGregor offering musical entertainment in the dining room. On the grounds, reenactors will be performing military drills culminating at the end of the day with a review of the troops by the General himself. Troops that will be present each day are: Saturday – the 5th New York Regiment, Sunday – 4th Connecticut Regiment and Lamb’s Artillery, and Monday the 5th Connecticut Regiment.
The museum building will host a craft for visitors of all ages, along with offering interesting historical presentations. One such talk on Saturday will be about Mount Gulian during the Revolutionary War, and another will touch upon enslavement in the Hudson Valley. On Sunday, learn about George Washington’s health while residing in this area. On Monday, a reenactor will share her insights into portraying Martha Washington for a contemporary audience.
For additional schedule details and information, call 845-562-1195.
Admission for all three days is free, though donations are appreciated.
Sponsorship for this program is provided by the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands, Palisades Interstate Park Commission and the Palisades Parks Conservancy.