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World War I and the End of the Gilded AgeFree Admission for Veterans and Active Service People

Monday, May 30, Memorial Day, at 1:00 PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. (5/19/22) —  To commemorate Memorial Day, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present its special theme tour of the mansion, “World War I and the End of the Gilded Age” on Monday, May 30, at 1:00pm.  Reservations are required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. The cost is $10; $8 for students and seniors; children 12 and under are free.

All are welcome to join this tour. To honor those who serve, or who have served, in the United States military, The Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh, the community-led support group of Staatsburgh State Historic Site, will offer free admission to this special tour for veterans, active-duty service people, people in the reserves, and their immediate family members:…

Memorial Day Weekend 2022 - Ft. TiconderogaLearn how the American Army in 1777 defended liberty at this iconic site

Ticonderoga, NY - Fort Ticonderoga will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the American Revolution. Discover the story of the American Army in 1777 and how it prepared to defend liberty at Ticonderoga through living history programs and demonstrations throughout Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, 2022.

National Park ServiceCommemorate this historical event in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

Auburn, NY — Auburn, New York, is planning a weekend-long Juneteenth celebration to commemorate Black and African American freedom and achievements June 16 through 18, 2022.

Designated as an official holiday for the first time in New York State on June 19, 2021, Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Its date originates back to June 19, 1865, when African Americans across the state of Texas were made aware of their right to freedom. While President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, (also signed by then Secretary of State William H. Seward), it wasn’t until three years later when Wayne County, NY-native Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger delivered ‘General Order No. 3’ that declared all enslaved people in Texas were free.

Staatsburgh I Love My Park DayStaatsburg, N.Y.  (4/18/22) —  Staatsburgh State Historic Site will host volunteers for another annual spring day of volunteerism at as part of more than 100 cleanup, improvement and beautification events happening statewide on Saturday, May 7.

I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs. Volunteers from across the state will participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites. Volunteers will celebrate New York’s state park system by cleaning up park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trails and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on site improvement projects.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation “A Horse’s Life at Staatsburgh”

Staatsburg, N.Y. (4/20/22) — From spirited thoroughbreds to sturdy work horses and gentle cart ponies, Staatsburgh was an equine world.  On May 14, 15, and 21, at 10:00am, Staatsburgh staff will lead a walk for children and their families on the grounds of Staatsburgh and talk about the many roles that horses played on a Gilded Age estate. The staff will show historic photographs of horses on the estate, including photos of children riding at Staatsburgh over 100 years ago.

Copyright Fort Ticonderoga, Photo Credit Carl Heilman IIOffering 2000-acres of Historic Adventure, Boat Tours, Breathtaking Gardens,

New Exhibits, and Many New Programs

This must-see destination Opens May 7, 2022.

Ticonderoga, N.Y. -- Experience the blend of history and natural beauty like nowhere else when you visit Fort Ticonderoga! Explore 2000-acres of America’s most historic landscape, located on the shores of Lake Champlain, nestled between New York’s Adirondack & Vermont’s Green Mountains. Create lasting memories as you embark on an unforgettable adventure that spans centuries, defined a continent, and helped forge a nation.

Hailed as the premier living history site in North America, Fort Ticonderoga’s staff brings history to life every day! Ticonderoga’s epic history and signature stories are highlighted through innovative story telling on a grand scale, historic trades, daily soldiers’ life programs, thrilling weapons demonstrations, endless outdoor activities, and captivating special events.

Martha WashingtonNewburgh, NY (March 16, 2022) – In honor of Women’s History Month, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will hold its annual program, The General’s Lady, Sunday, March 20th at 2:00 PM. To keep “Covid Safe,” it will again be VIRTUAL, like last year, as a free online event, accessible on YouTube by searching for Palisades Interstate Park Commission Television.

Inspired by Martha Washington, this event pays tribute to both the impact of noteworthy historical women and to contemporary women making a difference in the field of history and preservation in the Hudson Valley. As mentioned, March is Women’s History Month, making it a very appropriate time for this presentation.

Battle on Snowshoes Reenactment February 26, 2022. Photo credit Naj WikoffSaturday, February 26, 2022

Ticonderoga, NY - Robert Rogers and his Rangers return to Fort Ticonderoga Saturday, February 26, 2022 through the dramatic 1759 Battle on Snowshoes reenactment from 10am-4pm!

The Battle on Snowshoes event vividly recreates the final winter battle between a scout of Mohawk warriors, British Regulars, and Rogers’ Rangers, versus the French garrison of soldiers, Canadians and Native American warriors at Fort Ticonderoga on March 7, 1759. This event is designed to be a rich experience for guests of all ages as they explore the final Battle on Snowshoes within the year 1759.

Fort Fever SeriesFeaturing three captivating evening programs held on select Wednesdays January-March

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga’s popular wintertime Fort Fever Series returns in 2022. From the comfort of your home, enjoy programs led by Fort Ticonderoga museum staff who share their latest fascinating research and cutting-edge discoveries. On January 26 at 7pm, enjoy the first evening program of the year! Join Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Public History Stuart Lilie for “Brace Yourself with Holsters” which explores the common details of 18th-century holsters and their rapid evolution on the eve of the Revolutionary War.

A Gilded Age ChristmasStaatsburg, NY (11/10/21) – Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present A Gilded Age Christmas, featuring lavish decorations in a Gilded Age mansion, from late November through New Year’s Eve. The decorations create a stunning and festive touring experience in the Beaux-Arts country home, one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley.  

Staatsburgh will open for holiday visits on Friday, November 26, by advance reservation only at www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS …