One of the great things about Orange County is our rich historical heritage.Â
Celebrate it by visiting Washington’s Headquarters in NewburghÂ for our first president’s birthday.Â
The Celebration will be Saturday, treat February 19, 2011 until Monday, February 21, 2011
Check out a video I made during a recent birthday celebration:
Here areÂ the details on the 2011 Birthday Celebration for George from their web site:
Come wish George a Happy Birthday. Actor John Koopman will portray the General while Thad MacGregor, an 18th and 19th Century musician, will perform along with his wooden sidekick, Limber Jim, a favorite with children. Admission to is by donation.
Highlights: 2/19 the 5th New York Regiment performing drills. 2/20: the 5th Connecticut Regiment will provide military flair and color with demonstrations. 2/21: Lamb’s Artillery and Morgan’s Rifles will round out the weekend, firing off salutes to the General.
Throughout the weekend, historical subjects of interest will be presented. Sat and Mon: “Tavern Talk â€“18th Century Female Proprietors” and “George Washington – 18th Century Dentistry.” Sunday: “Washington and The Circular Letter” and “Medicine During the Revolution”. A quill pen workshop will be provided and you’ll also be able to take home a personal silhouette. The bookseller will be plying his wares, while the Museum Marketplace will have souvenirs for sale.
Washinton’s Headquaters is located at the Corner of Liberty and Washington Streets in Newburgh, NY 12551
Over the yearsÂ my wife andÂ I haveÂ taken ourÂ children and now grandchildren, they loved it.Â Â Art Livesey
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