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Sat 23 Sep
“This Man’s a Spy!”
Saturday, September 23, 2023 01:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
"This Man's A Spy!" is a concert of songs inspired by the fateful encounter of American General Benedict Arnold and British Major John André and their treasonous plot to deliver West Point to the British. Had their plan succeeded, the British may have won the Revolution. The songs are composed and performed by Carla Lynne Hall and Jim Keyes. This lively event is appropriate for families, children ages 6+ and history enthusiasts.
Thu 05 Oct
Henry Defendorff: A Very Intelligent Man
Thursday, October 5, 2023 07:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
If New York's Henry Defendorff was not a spy during the American Revolution, he was the closest thing to it. In this evening lecture, Author/Historian Phil Weaver will relay Defendorff's wartime adventures and his life as an officer of the Continental army. We think you will find it to be an intriguing story that asks more questions than it answers! PLEASE NOTE: The Thursday Night Speaker Series is Proudly Sponsored by the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association. Seating is by reservation only. Call (845) 446-2134 to Register. Suggested Donation: $5, FMBSA Members $3. To Reserve a Seat, Call 845-446-2134. More information
Sat 07 Oct
Saturday, October 7, 2023 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Join the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association on Saturday, October 7th as they commemorate the 246th an-niversary of the battle! In addition to reenactors from the 5th New York Regiment, there will be military drill, dra-matic performances, living history demonstrations (including blacksmithing, 18th century medicine and herbal-ism) throughout the day. Please note there will be NO BATTLE REENACTMENT. Dramatic Performances at 12:00 and 2:00 PM will feature the story of Hugh Morrison, an 8 yr old boy present on the day of the battle! Fort Montgomery is located at 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922., ¼ mile north of the Bear Mountain Bridge. Call 845-446-2134 for more information. More information
Sat 28 Oct
Keeping it Fresh! Colonial Food Preservation
Saturday, October 28, 2023 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Learn what it was like to prepare for winter in the 18th and 19th centuries. From pickling to drying to salting and smoking, presenter Tom Hunt will discuss and demonstrate many of the techniques used in early American food preservation. Program has a hands-on component for children!