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, an outstanding woman in history who resided in the Hudson Valley with her husband, General George Washington, during the last days of the Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Kinderhook’s Ruth Piwonka Receives Woman of History Award
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh is set to begin an extensive Pathway Improvement Project this July. The Pathway Project is expected to be respectful of the site’s history, while enhancing public access to the grounds and the Site’s significant historic features. [Read more…] about Washington’s Headquarters Pathways Being Improved
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh has announced their grounds will remain open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm. [Read more…] about Grounds Open At Washington Headquarters
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, is set to hold its annual program, The General’s Lady, Sunday, March 22nd. [Read more…] about Postponed: Washington’s HQ Honoring Women With Special Program
After a one-year absence the Newburgh Volunteer Fair at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will return on May 2nd, 2020.
The Volunteer Fair provides not-for-profit organizations with an opportunity to share awareness about the services they provide to the community. [Read more…] about Newburgh’s Volunteer Fair Returning In May
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is set to celebrate General George Washington’s 288th birthday on February 15th, 16th and 17th. Events will include demonstrations, topical talks, historical presentations, take-home crafts, and more. [Read more…] about Washington’s Birthday At Washington’s Headquarters
Historian and preservationist Ruth Piwonka is this year’s recipient of the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site each year 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. [Read more…] about Kinderhook Historian Named 2020 Woman of History
Each year, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site selects a recipient for the Martha Washington Woman of History Award.
This award, now in its sixteenth year, acknowledges a woman who has distinguished themselves in the field of Hudson Valley history.
It is presented at a program during Women’s History Month in March. Washington’s Headquarters is now accepting nominations for women that are dedicated to sharing and preserving history, conducts research, teaches, or supports historic landmarks. [Read more…] about 2018 Woman of History Award Nominations Sought
In 1850, after the State of New York took possession of the Hasbrouck House for back taxes. Eli Hasbrouck appeared in various publications directly related to his cultivation of grapes. He grew what he called the Anna Grape in his garden. It was prized as a variety because it was free from rot. Eli was drawn to the grape because of it color. A.J. Downing thought highly of it. It was said about the grape, “the raisins had the sweet rich flavor and aroma of those from the Muscat of Alexandria.”
Eli married again in 1855; the same year his brother Jonathan died. He married Margaret Van Wyck, of Fishkill, on February 13. The same time period he re-married, Eli was listed in the census as being worth $18,000. His occupation recorded as “gentleman.” Eli was in fact a merchant and farmer. Where Eli lived during this time was listed in business directories as 167 Liberty Street in Newburgh. In addition to his large family, his sister Mary also lived with the family until her death in 1856. [Read more…] about Eli Hasbrouck of Hasbrouck House (Part II)
Jonathan Hasbrouck III will forever be known as the Hasbrouck who lost the “Old-Headquarters” home (Washington’s Headquarters in 1782-1783) in Newburgh by foreclosure. The State of New York took control of the home and in 1850 made it the first publicly owned historic site in the nation.
Jonathan Hasbrouck III hoped to save it the home from foreclosure, and even proposed a monument on the grounds over four decades before the current Tower of Victory was erected. Today, that tower is in desperate need of restoration. [Read more…] about Newburgh’s Tower of Victory Needs Restoration