The stone 1754 John Ellison House was the headquarters for Generals Nathanael Greene, Henry Knox and Horatio Gates during the American Revolution. General Knox, during his 1780-81 period of residence, brought along 300 soldiers of the 2nd & 3rd Continental Artillery regiments, who camped a mile away. [Read more…] about Rev War Artillery Demonstrations at Knox’s HQ
The New Windsor Cantonment and Knox’s Headquarters is set to present a day of Revolutionary War activities on Thursday, July 4th.
The day will begin at 1 pm with military drill demonstrations and a cannon firing, followed by a children’s wooden musket drill. Attendees will be able to tour the 1754 Ellison House, the military command post for three generals. [Read more…] about 4th of July at New Windsor Cantonment, Knox’s HQ
The Office of State History, in partnership with the National Park Service, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College began facilitating planning meetings to discuss New York’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about 250th American Revolution Anniv Meeting at Ganondagan
The 2019 American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference is this weekend, June 7-9, at the Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal St, Fort Plain. The conference is free for all history teachers and students from and associated with Montgomery County, public and private schools and colleges. [Read more…] about Am Rev Conference Free for Montgomery Co History Teachers, Students
The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont (near the New York border) is set to host a book discussion and learning program on Christopher Wren’s book, Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution, on Saturday, June 8th. [Read more…] about ‘Turbulent Sons of Freedom’ Discussion at Mt. Independence
Saturday, June 1st has been dedicated as Warwick’s first Founders’ Day, a free interactive living history event at 21 Hathorn Road, Warwick, NY, from 11 am to 3 pm. [Read more…] about Warwick Area During the Revolution Focus of Founders’ Day
The New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site and National Temple Hill Association is set to present a night of Revolutionary War military drills, musket firings and other period activities on Saturday June 1, from 7 to 9:30 pm. [Read more…] about Revolutionary War Camp at Night in New Windsor
Benedict Arnold is an intriguing figure. He was both a military hero who greatly impacted and furthered the American War for Independence with his bravery on the battlefield and someone who did something unthinkable: he betrayed his country.
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Stephen Brumwell, an award-winning historian and the author of Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty (Yale University Press, 2018), joins us to explore the life and deeds of Benedict Arnold and Arnold’s stunning metamorphosis from hero to traitor. [Read more…] about Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty
The Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference has been set for June 6-9, 2019. This is the fifth year the Fort Plain Museum has held the conference. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley American Revolution Conference In June
Organizations and dignitaries from Northern New York and Southern Quebec are set to join members of the Saranac Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, for an International Memorial Service honoring the Revolutionary War Patriots interred at Fort Chambly, Chambly Quebec, on June 1, 2019. [Read more…] about Memorial Planned For Am Rev Dead at Fort Chambly