Newburgh, N.Y. - Come to Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site during the Path Through History Weekend for a glimpse 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 presentation will take place at 2:00 PM in the Museum. Each special event is free with Museum admission.
The Path Through History Program showcases the Empire State's rich history and cultural heritage. Washington's Headquarters is a New York State gem in its crown of historic landmarks. Come to these presentations, take a tour of the historic Headquarters used by General and Mrs. Washington during the last months of the Revolutionary War, and also visit the multi-award winning exhibit "Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington's Headquarters' Collection."
Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site is a registered
national historic landmark. It is located at the corner of Liberty and Washington Streets within the city of Newburgh's East End Historic District. The site is one of 35 historic sites within the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and is one of 28 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York
and New Jersey. For more information about New York State Parks, please visit our website at www.nysparks.com.
For more information call 845-562-1195 or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/washingtonsheadquarters.
Help us save the Tower of Victory! The Palisades Parks
Conservancy has launched a capital campaign to raise funds for the restoration of the Tower of Victory at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, NY. The Tower of Victory is truly one of the treasures of the Hudson
Valley. For 125 years, it has stood as the nation's only monument to the lasting peace that came after the end of the Revolutionary War. Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of the President and then Secretary of War, commissioned John
Hemingway Duncan, one of the nation's most renowned architects at that time, to design the massive stone arched structure that hosts bronzes sculpted by William Rudolf O'Donovan, the pre-eminent monumental sculptor of the day. It stands on the property where General Washington created the "Badge of Military Merit" now called the Purple Heart medal.
Mail your donation to: Palisades Parks Conservancy, P.O. Box 427, 3006 Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain, NY 10911. Or donate online: www.palisadesparksconvervancy.org/donate.php.
Remember to put the Tower of Victory in the subject line so we know you want to be a part of the campaign!
Elyse B. Goldberg845-562-1195