It’s Winter Welcome Week at Washington’s HQ
Bundle up nice and warm, put on some wooly boots, turn on the heater in the car and head to Winter Welcome Week at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, Thursday, December 27 until Saturday, December 29, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Let the warmth of the house, used by General and Mrs. Washington during the last winter of the Revolutionary War, envelope you with its welcoming glow. Admire the seasonally decorated rooms as historic interpreters guide you through the farmhouse Mrs. Hasbrouck rented to the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Hear how the Virginia-born Washingtons coped with the winds blowing off the Hudson River, enduring whatever hardships the war and the weather dealt, yet, still finding time to observe the yuletide.
Take some time, while visiting in the recently renovated Museum, to see over 1,300 artifacts in “Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters Collection.” Many of them have not been on view for a number of years. Also in the Museum, as a special treat, children can make 18th century-style hats to take home as a remembrance of the day.