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Badge of Military MeritNewburgh, NY (July 28, 2021) -- On August 7th and 8th, in honor of the creation of the Badge of Military Merit, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is offering a take home craft kit to make your own Badge of Military Merit. General George Washington, while headquartered in Newburgh, created the Badge of Military Merit on August 7th, 1782. The Badge, the first award of its kind to honor enlisted personnel, evolved into the Purple Heart, an award given today to military personnel, officers and enlisted, wounded or killed in the defense of our country.

ADA Enhanced at Washington HeadquartersState Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid announced today that pathway, accessibility and parking improvements are completed at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, Orange County.

"This project makes the grounds of the nation's first publicly-owned historic site more open and accessible to all under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to experience a beautiful and historic setting in the Hudson Valley where General Washington made critical decisions that helped shape the new United States," said Kulleseid."The headquarters has been state property since 1850, so we are the latest in a line of stewards to preserve this for the coming generations. We are committed to ensuring this inspiring place is welcoming and inclusive to all who visit from America and around the world." …

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation ADA Accessibility Enhanced at Nation’s First Publicly-Owned State Historic Site

State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid announced today that pathway, accessibility and parking improvements are completed at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, Orange County.

“This project makes the grounds of the nation’s first publicly-owned historic site more open and accessible to all under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to experience a beautiful and historic setting in the Hudson Valley where General Washington made critical decisions that helped shape the new United States,” said Kulleseid. “The headquarters has been state property since 1850, so we are the latest in a line of stewards to preserve this for the coming generations. We are committed to ensuring this inspiring place is welcoming and inclusive to all who visit from America and around the world.” …

Washington's Headquarters - Re-enactmentNewburgh, NY (June 30, 2021) Before scientists theorized about the Universe’s creation, commonly called “The Big Bang Theory,” there was a previous “Big Bang” in 12th century China with the invention of the cannon. However, you don’t have to go to China, or any other part of the world, or even a battlefield, to see some cannons today. A trip to the Museum at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, will afford you a look at two excellent examples on display, namely, La Vipere and a Howitzer.

Fort Ticonderoga cannon demoEnjoy music, American Revolutionary history, reenactments, and much more on the very ground where the fight for liberty occurred

Ticonderoga, N.Y. (June 2021) — This July, Fort Ticonderoga will celebrate Independence Day with a packed month of special events and programming, including an exciting holiday weekend filled with historically-accurate demonstrations, a mid-month, two-day reenactment of the 1777 siege of Fort Ticonderoga and a late July 1776-themed concert series. Experience the American Revolution on the very ground where the fight for liberty occurred. Join museum staff and costumed interpreters as they recreate in real time the events of July 1776. Guests will follow the footsteps of the Continental Army and see first-hand the struggle for freedom.

NPSFrom the Pages to the Streets

Seneca Falls, NY— Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) is pleased to announce Virtual Convention Days 2021: From the Pages to the Streets, a series of online programs being held July 16-18, 2021. 

Convention Days has been a signature event in Seneca Falls for many years. This annual event allows visitors to engage with women’s history, focusing on the revolutionary 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention through art, storytelling, speakers, and special programming. The park will continue this tradition virtually this year due to COVID-19.

Independence Day Celebration at GCVM - 2Mumford, N.Y. (June 17, 2021) – The coming of summer at Genesee Country Village & Museum heralds the return of sights, sounds, and tastes of life in 19th Century New York. Celebrate the nation’s birth at the Independence Day Celebration (Sunday, July 4), relish in the traditions of the bitter, sweet, and savory flavors of a much-loved treat during Celebrating Chocolate Weekend (Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11), and engage with the complex history of the Civil War as experienced in communities across New York State during Civil War Living History Weekend (Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18).

Pell PortraitTiconderoga, NY -- Fort Ticonderoga has received funding from the International Paper Foundation to support the preservation and installment of an important portrait of WWI veteran and museum co-founder Stephen HP Pell. This project supports the conservation of this painting as it prepares for its role in telling the many stories connected to the National Historic Landmark Pavilion, the c. 1826-1837 summer home of the Pell family at Ticonderoga and will be on display in the Pavilion when it opens to the public this August.

USS SLATERSLATER is hosting a ceremony for Destroyer Escort Day 19 June 2021 at 9 A.M.

All attendees to the ceremony can tour the new Collections Space free of charge.

DE Veteran Ted will be on deck for demonstrations in Morse Code & Semaphore.

Dads tour SLATER for free on Father’s Day, 20 June 2021.

Albany, N.Y. -- Visit USS SLATER this Saturday, 19 June 2021, for Destroyer Escort Day! The third Saturday in June is recognized and celebrated nationwide as Destroyer Escort Day. On this day we celebrate all Destroyer Escorts and their sailors as well as honor those who were lost in action. There will be a ceremony at USS SLATER at 9:00 a.m.

Staatsburgh Tully creditJune 19 and 26 10:00 AM

Staatsburg, N.Y.  (6/14/20) — The beautiful park land of Mills Norrie State Park was once the setting of three grand Hudson River-front estates.  On June 19 and 26 at 10 a.m., staff from Staatsburgh State Historic Site will lead “Hidden History in the Woods,” a guided hike through the park, exploring the history of the historic estates that were within what is now Mills Norrie State Park: Staatsburgh (Mills Mansion), The Point (Hoyt House) and Stonehurst.  Like so many other estates in the mid-Hudson valley, all three were connected to the powerful Livingston family. …

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