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July 4th at WHQ
July 4, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm$5
Most people know July 4th as the birthday of the United States. Fewer might know that it is also the birthday of Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. The Hasbrouck family’s farmhouse that served as headquarters for General George Washington during the end of the Revolutionary War was opened to the public on July 4th 1850 as the first publicly owned historic site in the country.
To celebrate the site’s 165th birthday, join us this July 4th for a special event focusing on the headquarters during its early years as an historic site. This event consists of a brief talk, followed by a special tour using stereographic views to experience the rooms of headquarters as you would have seen them in the late 1800’s. Compare these 3D views to how headquarters is set up today to see how much has changed. And you get a special souvenir to take home! These special tours will be held at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM on July 4th at a cost of $5.00 per person. Space is limited for the special tour, so please reserve your spot by calling the site at 845-562-1195.
The site, which includes the Museum housing the multi-award winning exhibit “Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection,” and the standard tour of the headquarters, is open on July 4th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Standard admission will be free that day thanks to the Deputy Mayor of Newburgh, Regina Angelo.