George Washington’s Birthday Celebration

Date: February 18, 2006 - February 20, 2006

Time: 1:00-4:30 on the 18th, 1:00-4:00 on the 19th and 20th
Location: Washington’s Headquarters, Liberty Street and Washington Street, Newburgh (845) 562-1195
Contact Hours: 10 (This program can be combined with other IHARE programs for teachers who require more than 10 hours for professional development credit)
Cost: Free


Saturday, February 18 (1:00-4:30)

1:00 Introduction and Welcome
1:15 – 2:15: Peter Fiore – slide show/lecture on research and illustrations for Lynne Cheney’s book, “When Washington Crossed the Delaware”
2:15 -3:00 Museum Specialist Paul Ackerman, West Point Museum – leading a
group discussion on “Why We Commemorate Historic Events”
3:00 – 3:45 Archivist/Librarian Eric Roth, Huguenot Historical Society, New
Paltz offering a lecture on “The Newburgh – New Paltz Connection”
3:45 – 4:15 Historic Site Manager Michael Clark giving an up close and
personal look at the types of clothing worn by soldiers, their wives and children at New Windsor Cantonment – “Better Covered, Better Clothed”
Sunday, February 19 (1:00-4:00)

1:15 – 1:45 Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Dale Henry sharing his knowledge while demonstrating 18th Century boatbuilding
1:45 – 2:30 Teacher Tim Potts – “An Educators Perspective on Working
With Students at Washington’s Headquarters, State Historic Site”
2:30 – 3:30 Richard McGinnis performing “The Narrative of Abraham Leggett”
3:30 – 4:00 Cider Press Demonstration by Historic Site Assistant Mel
Monday, February 20 (1:00-4:00)

1:15 – 1:45 James Walsh: “Friendships, Country and Duty: The Relationship Between George Washington and Benedict Arnold”
1:45 – 2:30 Dr. James Heron, Rivers and Estuaries Center, “Denning’s Point, Washington, Hamilton and the American Revolution”
2:30 – 3:00 New York State Library: “The George Washington Collection”
3:00 – 3:45 Historic Interpreter Lynette Matthews: medicine in the 18th Century and the effects of the War for Independence, “Bite The Bullet”
3:45 – 4:00 Rich Bala performing “Music of George Washington’s Day”

For further information contact Dr. Peter Feinman at the Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education at 914-939-9071 or email us at: