"Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection."
Come and browse through our exhibit featuring military weapons, domestic implements, dolls, souvenirs of past wars, local Newburgh history, memorabilia, and so much more. We guarantee you’ll come back again and again to see these examples of the grass roots of the American preservation movement.
The exhibit utilizes an “open storage” format, where a large number of objects, will be on display. An electronic catalog will maximize a visitor’s self-directed learning experience. This will afford visitors a plethora of knowledge about every object on view, including images, details, curatorial information, and related object references.
In addition to the special events, the site provides both onsite and offsite programs appropriate for children and adults, both for recreational, educational, and lifelong learning.
For more information about special programs at Washington’s Headquarters, please follow the links below or call 845-562-1195 for information. School Programs Adult Programs
Historic interpreter, reenactor, preservationist, educator and researcher Dawn Elliott 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, 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.
Ms. Elliott, of New Paltz, is Site Manager at Locust Lawn Museum, where she introduced the “Ancients Alive” event, and is also involved with interpretation at the Locust Grove Historic Estate. Ms. Elliott began volunteering at Historic Huguenot Street at the age of fourteen. This led to a position of interpreter at that location, where she created Historic Huguenot Street’s Haunted Huguenot Street Halloween program. She has been associated with that location ever since.
Come visit the Tower of Victory, the nation’s only monument to the lasting peace that came after the end of the Revolutionary War. Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of the President and then Secretary of War, commissioned John Hemingway Duncan, one of the nation’s most renowned architects at that time, to design the massive stone arched structure that hosts bronzes sculpted by William Rudolf O’Donovan, the pre-eminent monumental sculptor of the day. It stands on the property where General Washington created the “Badge of Military Merit” now called the Purple Heart medal.
Held at Washington’s Headquarters, this event provides not-for-profit organizations an opportunity to raise awareness within the community of the important services they provide. These groups rely upon volunteers to assist in their endeavors. Representatives from these organizations will be available at the event to speak about their work and to sign up those individuals who wish to join them in their efforts.
For more information and the application for organizations to participate, please click here
for the English language version or here
for the Spanish Language version.
The deadline for applications is April 16, 2018.