First president’s 280th birthday this year
In honor of the occasion, Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh will be hosting a three-day celebration on Feb. 18, 19 and 20, from 12 – 4:30 p.m. There will be a variety of activities and presentations for all ages. To add to the “back in time” atmosphere, each day, re-enactors will be performing military drills — Lamb’s Artillery on Saturday, the 5th New York Regiment on Sunday and the 5th Connecticut Regiment on Monday. In true birthday fashion, there will be cake all three days and music by Thaddeus MacGregor in the Headquarters. Since it’s General Washington’s birthday, guess who will be showing up every day to blow out his candles?
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is a registered national landmark. It is located at the corner of Liberty and Washington Streets, within the city of Newburgh’s East End Historical District. Admission is by donation. For more information, please call 845-562-1195.