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Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands Holds Annual Meeting and Film Screening

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The Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands will be holding their Annual Meeting at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, Newburgh, on Sunday, November 5th, at 2:00 PM. The public are invited to this free event.

Following the brief meeting, there will be a screening of Newburgh local Joe Santacroce’s film “The Mansion on the Hill.” The film tells the story of the Hasbrouck House, known as Washington’s Headquarters and the place it has held in history throughout the years.

The Hasbroucks, a prominent family in early Newburgh, are featured in the narrative. It was Mrs. Hasbrouck’s farmhouse that General Washington chose for his headquarters during the last remaining months of the Revolutionary War. This distinction led to it becoming the first publicly owned historic site in the country. Hear what happened in that house when you come to the meeting and stay for the film.

For more information, call 845-562-1195.

The Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands supports the efforts of Washington’s Headquarters, New Windsor Cantonment, and Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Sites. Members enjoy free admission, emailed announcements of upcoming events, and invitations to “members only” events.

 

October 26, 2017 |

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