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February 14, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until February 16, 2015
You are cordially invited to our three-day George Washington Birthday Celebration at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on February 14th, 15th and 16th, from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM.
Our George Washington re-enactor will begin his birthday celebration each day when he cuts into his birthday cake. The General will then be greeting visitors in his office at the Headquarters, while musician Thad McGregor, provides musical entertainment.
In our Museum, children can make a take-home craft and guest speakers will be offering talks on 18th century subjects. For example, author Jack Kelly will be speaking on the subject of his book Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence and Matt Thorenz will be delivering his talk “Black Patriots Revealed: The Black Presence at New Windsor Cantonment…” Reenactors from the 5th New York Regiment, Lamb’s Artillery, and the 2nd New York Regiment will be performing military drills and giving presentations about their regimental history. At the end of the day their activities will culminate in a review of the troops by the General. We hope that you are able to join us to sing “Happy Birthday” to General Washington, eat a piece of his birthday cake, and enjoy what the day has to offer.
Admission to the event is free, but donations are requested. Support for this program is provided by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, the Palisades Park Conservancy, and the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands.
Hours for all three days are 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM each day. Please contact the site at 845-562-1195 for additional program details.