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Sat 28 Jul
Lecture: General Lafayette
Saturday, July 28, 2018 02:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

The Marquis de Lafayette, a French nobleman who offered his services to the American army became a favorite of George Washington. Lafayette proved a vital force in both the American and French Revolutions. This illustrated lecture, by Senior Historian Michael Sheehan, explores the distinguished life of Washington's protégé.

Sat 11 Aug
Lecture: The Hudson River in the Summer of 1781
Saturday, August 11, 2018 02:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Historian Robert A. Selig will present on the little known but important role the Hudson Valley played in the Yorktown Campaign, making the British think the American & French armies were going to attack New York, when the real goal was Yorktown!

Sat 18 Aug
Evening Battlefield Lantern Walking Tour
Saturday, August 18, 2018 08:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Follow in the footsteps of the attacking American forces as the sounds of musket and cannon fire from the British camp echo around you. Walk with a guide and learn the details of the battle. Not suitable for younger children. Bring bug spray and flashlight. By advance reservation only, please call 845-786-2521. Fee: $5.00 adults / $4.00 children (must be 10 years and over) and seniors.

Registration: Required
Sat 25 Aug
Lecture: The New York Campaign
Saturday, August 25, 2018 02:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Senior Historian Michael Sheehan will present an illustrated lecture on the campaign of 1776 in the New York City area. This campaign was the first real test of Washington's fledgling army. This talk covers the men, commanders, and battles of this exciting campaign.

Sat 08 Sep
Hudson River Birding Ramble
Saturday, September 8, 2018 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Fall Migratory birds. Join Rockland Audubon Society’s Della and Alan Wells as they explore the diverse bird habitats of Stony Point. Bring binoculars! Gates open 7:45a.m., Meet in parking lot. Open to all, from new to experienced birders.

Sat 15 Sep
Lighthouse Day: The Civil War Era
Saturday, September 15, 2018 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Come learn about life in the period of the American Civil War and hear the story of the Stony Point Lighthouse, the Hudson River's oldest beacon and its protection of the maritime trade. Balladeer Linda Russel and Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will bring you back to the 1860s with music and stories. Meet the Lightkeeper, Mrs. Nancy Rose and tour the first floor of the lighthouse. The 26th USCT, a Civil War African American Navel living history group will set up camp near the lighthouse and present a program in full period dress,and talk about the contributions of African-Americans to the Union cause and end slavery during the Civil War. Children's games, crafts and refreshments for all!

Sat 22 Sep
Lecture: Treason! Benedict Arnold
Saturday, September 22, 2018 02:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Join historian Benjamin Olex as he presents an illustrated talk on the life of the notorious General Benedict Arnold and the events that led to his decision to sell the plans of West Point to the British.

Sat 29 Sep
Lecture: Benjamin Franklin: A Life
Saturday, September 29, 2018 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Dr. Benjamin Franklin was America's first international personality; a printer, diplomat, writer, politician, and scientist, he garnered attention worldwide. Explore the fascinating life and career of Franklin as he served America in her founding years.

Sat 13 Oct
2nd New York Regiment Encampment
Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Known for their precision drilling with 18th century reproduction weapons, the 2nd NY will demonstrate musket tactics throughout the day.