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West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 1

West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 1

When we first planned our trip, we intended to visit the West Point Military Academy. I’d heard that the tour was free, self-guided, and welcome to visitors. When I called to be sure, however, I was told that every visitor over the age of 16 needs a valid photo identification card to enter the premises. […]

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Civil War Weekend, Peterboro, NY

Civil War Weekend, Peterboro, NY

We made it! We have been wanting to attend Peterboro’s Civil War Weekend for years because we have always wanted to see a reenactment of battle. We are also very fond admirers of Gerrit Smith (and revivalist Charles G. Finney and the abolition movement, which started in this area). This area of Peterboro is very […]

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Peterboro Civil War Reenactment June 9 and 10

Peterboro Civil War Reenactment June 9 and 10

Oh we are SO going! We have been wanting to go for years! This year is very special, as it marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the 20th anniversary of the Peterboro reenactment. This is from the website: Peterboro had a pivotal role in the ignition of the Civil War because of Gerrit […]

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The Living History Weekend, German Flatts, NY

The Living History Weekend, German Flatts, NY

This event in German Flatts is held every autumn, next to the historic Fort Herkimer Church. On the day of our visit, drenching rains kept us from enjoying the reenactments. But it didn’t keep us from exploring the area, the church of our ancestors, and of meeting some terrific people.