Learn 18th-century quill writing at Washington's Headquarters


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— With original documents as your guide, create your own 18th-century style letter using a quill pen, just as General Washington’s aides-de-camp did while at Headquarters Newburgh. This all-ages quill pen writing workshop will be held at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8, at 2 p.m. each day. 

The fee is $3 per person and includes your own quill pen to take home. Reservations are recommended.

The workshop is a Path Through History Weekend event. 

While there, take a guided tour of the historic headquarters and explore the museum’s exhibits, open 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Call 845-562-1195 for further information and to reserve your spot.

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is a registered national historic landmark located at the corner of Liberty and Washington Streets within the city of Newburgh’s East End Historic District. The site is one of 35 historic sites within the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and is one of 28 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey. For further information call 562-1195.



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