A mother of women’s basketball, the director of the National Audubon Society, a pioneering female war correspondent, Newburgh’s first mayor, the commander of the Orange Blossoms of Civil War fame, two famous orchestra leaders, suffragists, architects, civil rights champions and scientists – are all buried together among the scenic acres of Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor, Orange County, NY. [Read more…] about New Windsor’s Woodlawn Cemetery Tour
The New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site and National Temple Hill Association have announced a night of Revolutionary War military drills, musket firings and other period activities on Saturday April 20, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm. This event is free and open to the public. [Read more…] about New Windsor Huts Revolutionary War Camp At Night
James Edmonston House in New Windsor is set to host General Horatio Gates on Sunday, November 11th.
From 4 to 6 pm, visit the Revolutionary War headquarters and meet General Horatio Gates, who was none too happy to be in this house. [Read more…] about General Horatio Gates At Edmonston House
On Saturday, November 11, from 5 to 7 pm, the Edmonston House will host a program on General Horatio Gates. This is a cooperative program of the National Temple Hill Association and the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site.
The home of James Edmonston has stood for over 250 years. Rescued in the 1960’s by the National Temple Hill Association, the house by that point was a junkyard showroom filled with old car parts. Now restored, the house serves as the headquarters for this local historic organization. [Read more…] about Horatio Gates Program at the Edmonston House
The New Windsor Cantonment and Knox’s Headquarters will present a day of Revolutionary War activities on July 4, 2017. At New Windsor Cantonment see a military drill and cannon firing at 2 pm, followed by a children’s wooden musket drill.
At Knox’s Headquarters tour the 1754 Ellison House, the military command post for three generals. [Read more…] about Independence Day At New Windsor Cantonment
The New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site and National Temple Hill Association will present a night of Revolutionary War military drills, musket firings and other period activities on Saturday June 24 from 7 to 9:30 pm.
The authentically-constructed log huts were commissioned by the Town of New Windsor during the Bicentennial of the American Revolution to highlight their historic property, encompassing a large portion of the 1782-83 final winter encampment of the northern Continental Army. This property is currently managed by the National Temple Hill Association on behalf of the Town of New Windsor. Primarily responsible for the preservation of a large portion of this encampment site, the National Temple Hill Association also operates the mid-18th century stone house owned by James Edmonston that was used for a short time as a headquarters by Major General Horatio Gates. [Read more…] about Revolutionary War At New Windsor Historic Huts
The Brigade of the American Revolution will occupy the historic huts in New Windsor on April 30 from 10 am to 4 pm. A weapons firing demonstration takes place at 2 pm with uniformed soldiers firing muskets and maneuvering to the music of fifes and drums.
An 18th century marvel, the Continental Army winter encampment at New Windsor was constructed in about a month. Over 7,000 soldiers and their family members created the second largest community in New York, only New York City was larger. Visitors will meet some of the inhabitants of this city as well as the armed forces of the King of Great Britain and Parliament. Authentically dressed members of the Brigade of the American Revolution use this time to teach the latest knowledge in recreating life from that era. Through lectures and demonstrations, a wide variety of 18th century period life is revealed. New Windsor Cantonment site staff is present to do musket firings and presentations on military medicine throughout the day. [Read more…] about Revolutionary War Reenactment at Historic Huts in New Windsor
The Edmonston House will host “Your Excellency’s Dog kennel at Mount Vernon, is as good a Quarter as that I am now in” on Saturday, November 19 from 5 to 8 pm. Visit this Revolutionary War headquarters and learn about General Horatio Gates and his time at the house.
The home of James Edmonston has stood for over 250 years. Rescued in the 1960’s by the National Temple Hill Association, the house by that point was a junkyard showroom filled with old car parts. Nicely restored, the house serves as the headquarters for this local historic organization. [Read more…] about Edmonston House Revolutionary War Program