Former Cornwall-on-Hudson Village Historian Colette C. Fulton has been named the 2023 Martha Washington Woman of History.
This award is given annually by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site to a woman who has made a contribution to the history of the Hudson Valley through education, promotion, or preservation. The honor was inspired by Martha Washington, who resided in the Hudson Valley with her husband, General George Washington, during the last days of the Revolutionary War.
Author of the Arcadia book Images of America Cornwall-on-Hudson and co-author of Images from the Past 1788-1920, Town of Cornwall, Colette Fulton was the Cornwall-on-Hudson village Historian for 37 years. She founded the Cornwall Historical society in 1999 and continues to Archive at the Cornwall Public Library. Director and board member of the Zane Grey West Society, the National Temple Hill Association, the Orange County Historical Society, Reenactor at New Windsor Cantonment and The Last Encampment, Volunteer gardener at Constitution Island she continues to be involved in church and community activities.
The 2023 Martha Washington Woman of History Award will be presented to Colette C. Fulton at an event entitled, “The General’s Lady,” to be held on March 19th at 2 pm at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh.
For more information, call (845) 562-1195.
Photo of Washington’s Headquarters provided.
JOAN GOODENOUGH says
IT IS A PLEASURE TO WISH COLETTE BEST WISHES ON RECEIVING SUCH A MARVELOUS HISTORICAL AWARD. SHE ATTENDED NEW WINDSOR SCHOOL WITH US AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK STATE JUNIOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY BACK IN =1949. WE HAD WONDERFUL TEACHERS AND THEY INSTILLED THE LOVE OF HISTORY IN US ALL. SO PROUD OF OUR CLASSMATE AND DEAR FRIEND…..COLETTE CORWIN FULTON. OUR VERY BEST WISHES AND CONGRATULATIONS TO HER WITH GOOD HEALTH AND MUCH HAPPINESS. JOAN WHITE GOODENOUGH AND JEANNEANE WHITE BENFER WARRENTON VA
Thank you 🙏 so much for your good wishes Joan and Jeanneane. Harriet Wells was a wonderful teacher and led the Junior Historical Society trip to Oneonta and other events. We had a great childhood! I owe you a letter and hope to get it off soon. 💕 🙂