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Washington’s Headquarters

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84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
(845) 562-1195 http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/17/details.aspx

December 2013

Warm Up At The Washingtons’

December 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Walk through seasonally decorated rooms used by General and Mrs. Washington during the holiday season of 1782. Be serenaded by the Salmagundi Consort. Listen as historic interpreters in each room answer questions and explain about the importance of the historic headquarters during the last days of the Revolutionary War. Enjoy cookies and hot cider by an outdoor fire. Put aside the present-day busy holiday to experience a more serene, charming, and quaint one during this festive annual event. Admission is…

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Winter Welcome Week @ WHQ

December 26, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until December 28, 2013

Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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End the old year in 18th Century style. Visit Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site during Winter Welcome Week on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, December 26th, 27th or 28th, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.  Admire seasonally decorated rooms as you walk through them with 18th Century attired historic interpreters. The historic headquarters, rented by the Washingtons from April 1, 1782 until August 19, 1783, was the location where General Washington wrote a stirring speech that quelled a military rebellion, announced…

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February 2014

Washington Weekend Celebration

February 15, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Join us at Washington's Headquarters for a celebration of George Washington Saturday, February 15th, Sunday, February 16th and Monday, February 17th, from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM, at the historic Headquarters and Museum in Newburgh. While you’re at the site meeting General Washington, take part in some of the exciting and informative programs and presentations being offered. All of them are family-friendly and full of history! During all three days the General will be greeting visitors in his office, while…

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May 2014

Female Tavern Keeper Tribute at WHQ

May 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Ever wonder how an 18th century widow or a woman with an absentee husband kept her family together, paid bills, put food on her table and a roof over her head? Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, May 24th at 2:00 PM and find out during the program entitled Tavern Talk: 18th Century Female Proprietors. In the 18th century, destitute women had little or no recourse than to beg for charity from their church or neighbors. If…

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June 2014

Path Through History Weekends @ WHQ

June 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site during the Path Through History Weekends for two glimpses of what occurred during our country’s Revolutionary War. On Saturday, June 7th, a presentation entitled, Receiving the French: The Role of the French in the American Revolution, will explain why the French gave the Americans firearms, clothes, and soldiers to help in their war against Great Britain. Excerpts from a French Major General’s diary explores the motives and involvement of France, the impressions of…

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Path Through History Weekends @ WHQ

June 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site during the Path Through History Weekends for two glimpses of what occurred during our country’s Revolutionary War. On Saturday, June 14th, join us for After Yorktown: The Path to Newburgh, which will touch upon the little-known events that occurred after the well-known Siege of Yorktown and how this paved the path to Newburgh, New York for the Continental Army, leading to the Hasbrouck farmhouse  - General Washington’s Headquarters. The Path Through History Program…

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August 2014

Hats Off To Summer @ Washington’s HQ

August 23, 2014 - August 25, 2014
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site invites you to tip your hat in tribute to the last glorious days of summer during Hats Off To Summer! on Saturday, August 23rd , 11 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, August 24th, 1-5 PM. Children and those young at heart are invited to make tricorns and mobcaps and wear their creations throughout the day. The historic Hasbrouck farmhouse, no stranger to such headgear since General and Mrs. Washington headquartered there during the last…

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September 2014

Kite Flying @ WHQ

September 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Come fly a kite! – at Washington’s Headquarters, in Newburgh – on Saturday, September 20th, 2-4 PM. Kites Over the Hudson, a Hudson River Valley Ramble event, is held at Washington’s Headquarters annually. It is beautiful to see hundreds of kite-flying enthusiasts on our great lawn overlooking the scenic Hudson River. Free kites will be given to the first 150 children 15 and under. Prizes will be awarded in various kite categories and refreshments will be served to all. The…

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December 2014

Warming up with the Washingtons

December 14, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Take time out from the hustle and bustle of your holiday preparations to enjoy an 18th century yuletide afternoon at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. Come to “Warm Up At The Washingtons’” on Sunday, December 14th, 12 PM until 4 PM. Admission for this event is free thanks to the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands. Saunter through the seasonally decorated rooms of this historic farmhouse where the Washingtons headquartered during the last winter of the…

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February 2015

Washington Celebration

February 14, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until February 16, 2015

Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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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…

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May 2015

Memorial Day Weekend at Washington’s HQ

May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States

On Saturday, May 23rd, Matthew Colon will deliver the program “To Save the Innocent, I Demand the Guilty”: A Tale of Two Revolutionary War Prisoners at 2:00 PM. The presentation highlights the bitter local fighting that occurred during the Revolutionary War, and how it spawned an international incident involving two prisoners of war. On Sunday, May 24th at 2:00 PM, Karen Monti will offer a presentation titled From the Badge of Military Merit to the Purple Heart. This program tells…

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June 2015

Capture Our Past @ WHQ

June 20, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States

As the first publicly owned historic site in the nation, Washington’s Headquarters has been open to visitors since 1850. What was the Headquarters like during its early years as a historic site? Interpretive Programs Assistant Aaron Robinson will talk about that and more in the program “Capturing Our Past: Visiting Washington’s Headquarters in the mid-late 19th Century” to be held on June 20th at 11am and 2pm, and again on June 21st at 2pm. Hear the story of how Washington’s…

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July 2015

July 4th at WHQ

July 4, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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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…

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August 2015

Through Different Lenses: Two Views of Headquarters

August 22, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is, once again, offering “Through Different Lenses: Two Views of Headquarters.” This event premiered in July and sold out, so we’re doing it again. This special event focuses on the headquarters during its early years as a historic site. It consists of a brief talk, followed by a special tour using stereographic views, allowing the visitor to experience the rooms of the headquarters as they would have seen them in the late 1800’s. Compare these…

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September 2015

Kites Over the Hudson

September 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States

It is that time of year again, when kites of all shapes and colors will fill the sky over the Hudson River. On Saturday, September 26th from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will hold their annual Hudson River Ramble event, “Kites Over the Hudson.” The first 150 children 15 and under will receive a free kite that day. Prizes will be awarded in various kite categories and refreshments will be served to all. The site…

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February 2016

Washington Birthday Celebration

February 13, 2016 - February 16, 2016
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
Free

You are cordially invited to our George Washington Birthday Celebration at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, February 13th, Sunday, February 14th and Monday, February 15th, from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Each day will begin with General George Washington cutting his own birthday cake. Then, the day will be filled  with  music, military demonstrations, crafts, and historical presentations, with something for each member of the family. All three days the General will be greeting visitors in his office…

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May 2016

18th Century Medicine: The Physician, the Silver Bullet, & the American Revolution

May 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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The practice of medicine played a pivotal role in the colonies during the Revolutionary War including in the Hudson Valley. Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, May 14th for a special presentation, “18th Century Medicine: The Physician, the Silver Bullet, and the American Revolution,” at 1:00 PM. The field of medicine will be examined through the lives of well-intentioned physicians and their experiences. You’ll hear how the Revolutionary War introduced another element into the lives of these…

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September 2016

Fly Kites at Washington’s HQ

September 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
Free

Colorful kites will dot the horizon at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, September 24th when the site’s annual Hudson River Valley Ramble event, Kites Over the Hudson, takes place from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. FREE kites will be given to the first 150 children, fifteen years of age and younger and FREE refreshments will be served. Watch kites soar high into the sky from the vantage point of a lawn chair or blanket. Bring a picnic lunch…

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Spies, Patriots and Traitors

September 27, 2016 @ 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States

We welcome author Kenneth A. Daigler to speak about his book, "Spies, Patriots and Traitors," during a Tavern Talk Series event taking place at the Newburgh Brewing Company. Kenneth A. Daigler, retired CIA operations officer, discusses from the perspective of an intelligence professional the topic of American intelligence activities during the era of the American Revolution. For more infromation: (845) 562-1195 Kenneth A. Daigler is a retired career CIA operations officer. He has a BA in History from Centre College…

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November 2016

Through Different Lenses: Views From Two Centuries

November 26, 2016 - November 27, 2016
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site program, Through Different Lenses: Views From Two Centuries,received a 2016 Award for Excellence from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. Due to this honor, Washington’s Headquarters will offer this program again on November 26th at 11:30 AM and at 1:00 PM. The Greater Hudson Heritage Network’s Awards For Excellence program seeks to recognize and commend exceptional efforts among GHHN members. Awards are given to projects that exemplify creativity and professional vision resulting in a contribution to…

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December 2016

Warming Up with the Washingtons

December 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Join us to Warm Up At The Washingtons’ on Sunday, December 11th, from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM, at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh. Historic interpreters will be available in each seasonally decorated room to talk about what took place during the Washingtons’ stay at the Hasbrouck House during the last winter of the Revolutionary War. The Salmagundi Consort will perform period appropriate music by an indoor Dutch jambless fireplace. Cookies and warm cider will be served near…

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A Cure for Cabin Fever

December 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until December 31, 2016

Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is opening its doors for extra hours during winter break. Visit for “A Cure for Cabin Fever,” December 28th through December 31st, 11 AM until 3 PM each day. Take a tour through the  seasonally decorated Headquarters, and hear about the Washingtons’ stay in the Hasbrouck House, which included the final winter of the Revolutionary War. Explore the Museum, featuring the multi award-winning exhibit,Unpacked&Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection, which houses over 1,300 artifacts.  Finish…

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March 2018

Book Talk and Signing

March 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Book talk and signing at the 2018 Martha Washington Woman of History Award, "The General Lady's" award presentation.

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April 2018

19th Annual Walk for Housing

April 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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The 19th Annual Walk for Housing to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh. Registration begins at 12:30 pm. Walk will kick-off at 1pm. You can start fundraising now using this link: http://habitat-newburgh-walk-for-housing-2018.everydayhero.do/

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June 2018

Tax Credit Workshop

June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 12:30 am
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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June 28th Tax Credit Workshops Presented by NYS Historic Preservation Office & Preservation League of NYS Thursday 3pm – 5pm (Commercial Workshop) & 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Homeowner Workshop) New York’s Historic Tax Credits can help people provide safer and healthier homes for their families, and protect business investments for generations to come.  Plus, the tax credit is an effective economic development tool – providing an incentive to invest in older structures, stabilizing neighborhoods and creating local jobs for skilled workers.  Join us to learn more!

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September 2018

Kites Over the Hudson

September 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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FREE KITES to the first 150 children 15 or under courtesy of the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands

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October 2018

Visit Washington’s Headquarters in the 1800’s

October 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, October 6th for a Path Through History Weekend presentation, “Capturing Our Past: Visiting Washington’s Headquarters in the Mid-Late 19thCentury,” at 2:00 PM. Hear about Washington’s Headquarters’ early years. Listen to how and why it became the first publicly operated historic site in the nation on July 4, 1850. What was behind the motivation to save Washington’s Headquarters before so many other sites? Learn what it was like to visit the Site 130…

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November 2018

Create Your Own Mobcap or Tricorn @ WHQ

November 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until November 24, 2018

Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Free – $4

Knitted caps, woolen berets and furry hoods are often worn during cold winter days. At Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, you are invited to make your own topper – 18th century-style – during Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th, 11 AM until 3 PM. Since many tricorn hats and mobcaps were worn here during the last days of the Revolutionary War, when General and Mrs. Washington headquartered at Mrs. Hasbrouck’s farmhouse, it is appropriate they…

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December 2018

Warm Up at the Washingtons’

December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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You are invited to at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, on Sunday, December 9th, 12 PM until 4 PM. Historic interpreters in each seasonally decorated room will greet visitors and share what took place when the Washingtons occupied the Hasbrouck farmhouse during the last winter of the Revolutionary War. The Salmagundi Consort will perform period appropriate music by an indoor Dutch jambless fireplace, and cookies and warm cider will be served near an outdoor fire. Admission is free for…

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February 2019

The Washington Project

February 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until February 18, 2019

Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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Celebrate George Washington's Birthday at Washington's Headquarters. Three days of fun and festivities in honor of him. Saturday, February 16th Sunday, February 17th Monday, February 18th 12 - 4 p.m. Sing “Happy Birthday” and explore all that each day offers - music, military demonstrations, topical talks, and a take-home craft - something for everyone! As a special treat, The Washington Project: History Comes Alive! will take place each afternoon. Students from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District will present their…

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July 2019

Capturing Our Past: Visiting Washington’s Headquarters in the Mid To Late 19th Century

July 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty St
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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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…

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