The Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site has announced the story panel series “History on the Lawn,” featuring ten educational story panels on topics normally addressed in the site’s Commandant’s House tour and Navy Yard exhibits. These 2-feet-by-3-feet corrugated plastic panels feature photos and illustrations with accompanying text. [Read more…] about Sackets Harbor Battlefield Offers History on the Lawn
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This year we celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment which secured the right of women to vote. The historic anniversary gives us a chance to remember and recognize pioneering efforts by women from across New York State.
A recent Watertown Daily Times article featured the story of US Army Brigadier General Anna Mae Hays, one of two women who became Generals on the same day in 1970. Truly, Hays exemplifies a trailblazer, yet the other woman in the photograph of that promotion celebration which was run with the story is a woman claimed by Sackets Harbor, NY – Brigadier General Elizabeth Hoisington. [Read more…] about General Elizabeth Hoisington: A Military ‘Trailblazer’
The Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site is set to host the annual War of 1812 North American Grand Tactical on Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26.
Participants include hundreds of War of 1812 re-enactors, a dozen watercraft, musicians & dancers, living history specialists, and War of 1812 historians and authors. [Read more…] about Sackets Harbor War of 1812 Grand Tactical
Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario: A Journey of Discovery, a presentation by Great Lakes shipwreck explorer Jim Kennard, has been set for Thursday August 1st, 2019 at 6:30 pm, at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site.
Kennard’s presentation includes stories of long-lost shipwrecks and their underwater exploration. [Read more…] about Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario Talk At Sackets Harbor
As the Civil War raged on the land, the two national navies — Union and Confederate — created another war on the water. The naval war was one of sudden, spectacular battles as well as continual and fatal vigilance on the coasts, rivers, and seas.
US Navy veteran and US Navy Civil War sailor re-enactor John Dellapenna, along with other men who portray United States soldiers and sailors from the Civil War era, are set to host a re-enactment of “A Day in the Life of a Sailor,” on Saturday July 27th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site.
The Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site has announced Slavery, Freemen, the War of 1812, and A House Divided, has been set for Saturday July 6, 2019 at 1 pm.
Attendees will have the opportunity to discover the story of slavery in New York State prior to the Revolutionary War, learn about African-American men serving at Sackets Harbor on combat ships in the War of 1812, and visit the historic site commandant’s house, home of a Southern-born Navy officer on the eve of the Civil War. [Read more…] about Slavery, Freemen, the War of 1812, and A House Divided
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site and the Hay Memorial Library have announced a Sackets Battlefield reading and discussion series, set to run Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Hay Memorial Library’s second floor meeting room.
The series companion book will be The Civically Engaged Reader: A Diverse Collection of Short Provocative Readings on Civic Activity edited by Adam Davis and Elizabeth Lynn.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has announced it acquired a historically significant site of a War of 1812 battle between British and American forces.
The 24-acre property on Horse Island will become part of Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site in Jefferson County. [Read more…] about NY State Parks Protects War of 1812 Battlefield Site
African-American US Navy War of 1812 Veteran Julius Terry is set to be honored at the Lakeside Cemetery in Sackets Harbor, NY on Saturday September 29, 2018. The dedication of his new grave marker will be at 10 am, in the cemetery adjacent to Military Road.
African-Americans made up approximately twenty-five per cent of the US Navy during the War of 1812. In July 1813, Commodore Isaac Chauncey reported “nearly 50 blacks” on board his flagship the General Pike, 15% of the crew. The schooner Scourge had an all-black gun crew, roughly 20% of the ship’s crew. By autumn 1814 possibly 450 African-Americans served in the Navy at Sackets Harbor. [Read more…] about African-American War of 1812 Veteran Being Honored
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site is set to host “A Common Sailor’s Life During the Civil War” on Saturday August 18th, from 10 am to 4 pm.
John Dellapenna, a US Navy veteran and US Navy Civil War sailor re-enactor, along “Ships Company,” the premier Civil War navy re-enactment group who serve on board the 1855 sloop-of-war USS Constellation in Baltimore will portray US soldiers and sailors from the Civil War era. [Read more…] about A Common Civil War Sailor’s Life at Sackets Harbor