Revolutionary History Comes Alive During Constitution Island Events

The Constitution Island Association held a full day of events on the historic 280 acres on the southern end of Cold Spring on Aug. 25. Throughout the afternoon, reenactors in War of the Revolution garb marched in formation, held firing lines, charged with bayonets, and drove their horses toward onrushing foes. When not acting out battle scenes, the elaborately costumed troops mingled with visitors to discuss their hobby and answer questions.

In addition to the re-enactments, there were presentations on aspects of Revolutionary history on the island and in the Hudson Valley as well as on the Warner family, which occupied the historic house on the grounds during much of the 19th-century. The association hopes to someday reopen the house fully to visitors. Only the kitchen was available on this day.