The Marshall House in Schuylerville, Saratoga County, is set to open at 4 pm on June 28.
Visitors will have the chance to walk on the original floors of the 18th century home and experience the cellar that sheltered a group of women, children, and wounded soldiers from the fighting around them during pivotal battles of the Revolutionary War.
The open house will begin with a tour of the Marshall House where artifacts from the battles and the British retreat found on the property will be on display, alongside 19th century books with engravings and descriptions of The Marshall House as a Revolutionary War landmark.
Debbie Bailey will give a performance of Baroness Riedesel, showing the terror of a European aristocrat trapped in some of the worst battles of history, but also the bravery of a woman making life-and-death decisions under extreme conditions.
The open house will be followed by Hudson Crossing Park’s “Banquet on the Bridge,” at 5 pm, a fundraiser sponsored in part by The Marshall House.
Crossing Park’s “Banquet on the Bridge” fundraising dinner will be held at 6:30 pm on the Dix Bridge, just yards away from the location of the historic crossing made by British and German troops during the Revolutionary War.
At the dinner, Baroness Riedesel and General Burgoyne reenactors will mingle with Banquet guests and entertain all with a performance of a harsh (but humorous) exchange 241 years after their first dramatic encounter during the British retreat from Saratoga. Debbie Bailey will again play Baroness Riedesel, while Bruce Venter, president of America’s History, LLC, will play the role General Burgoyne, both in period dress.
The Marshall House is located at 136 US-4, Schuylerville.
Photo of Marshall House provided.