Grounds and parking at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, Orange County, are now more fully accessible to all visitors. [Read more…] about Accessibility Enhanced at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site
State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that pathway, accessibility and parking improvements have been completed at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, Orange County. [Read more…] about Improved Grounds Open at Washington’s Headquarters
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will host a virtual program on the history and evolution of cannons, featuring two examples on display at the site’s museum, La Vipere and a Howitzer, on Sunday, July 4th. [Read more…] about A Virtual Cannon History Program on July 4th
The Huddy-Asgill Affair was an event that occurred towards the end of the American Revolution, the result of ongoing killings taking place between the Patriot and Loyalist factions. Joshua Huddy, a captain of the Monmouth Militia and privateer was overwhelmed and captured by Loyalist forces at the blockhouse (small fort) he commanded at the village of Toms River, New Jersey. He was accused of complicity in the death of Philip White. Huddy was conveyed to New York City, then under British control, where he was summarily sentenced by William Franklin (Loyalist son of Benjamin Franklin) to be executed. [Read more…] about The Huddy-Asgill Affair: Patriot & Loyalist Retaliation
Many Americans believe that at the end of the Revolutionary War, while headquartered in Newburgh, George Washington received an offer to become king of the United States.
According to this legend, Washington rejected the overture and said that “I did not defeat King George III to become King George I.”
But did this really happen? Did George Washington turn down the crown? Although there is a grain of truth to the story, it has largely been exaggerated. [Read more…] about Did George Washington Turn Down the Crown at Newburgh?
The Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh is set to hold its annual Women’s History Month program The General’s Lady, on Sunday, March 21st. [Read more…] about Martha Washington Virtual Program
Historical archivist and librarian Sue Gardner has been named the 2021 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. Martha Washington resided in the Hudson Valley with her husband, General George Washington, during the last days of the Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Sue Gardner Named 2021 Martha Washington Woman of History
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, has announced that their annual George Washington’s Birthday Celebration will be held virtually this year, on February 13th, 14th and 15th. [Read more…] about George Washington’s Birthday Goes Virtual
The site will be open by reservation only on Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th; Saturday, December 26th; and Saturday, January 2nd. [Read more…] about Holiday Time at Washington’s Headquarters
The Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site has announced they are seeking nominations for their 2021 Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given to a woman who has distinguished herself in the field of Hudson Valley history. [Read more…] about Woman Of History Award Nominations Sought