Category Archives: Bicentennials

Bicentennial Days

An eventful week, July 10, 1976: Not quite as thrilling when it arrived July 6 with flags flying and bells ringing, the experience of seeing the New York State Bicentennial Barge leave on its journey to Plattsburgh was still exciting. … Continue reading

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VALCOUR

The reenactment of the Battle of Valcour will take place this weekend [October 9 & 10, 1976]. Among the activities will be a symposium on Benedict Arnold, the battle with a British frigate included in the line-up, and a banquet. … Continue reading

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(No Title) “Day Before Yesterday”

A Bicentennial project of the Town Historian is a picture essay of the Town of Whitehall. Entitled “Day Before Yesterday” it will soon be off the press of the Whitehall Times. The purpose of the book, besides celebrating the Bicentennial, … Continue reading

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New York State Anniversary

Two important events occurred in New York during 1777. One was the organization of an independent state and the other was the invasion of the British troops from Canada under Lieutenant General Sir John Burgoyne. The 200th anniversary of New … Continue reading

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The 200th

There will be celebrations in 1984 in the 200th year of Washington County, in the 225th year of Whitehall, and in the 75th of Granville Pember Library and Museum. Already, formal plans for the observance of Washington County are under … Continue reading

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The 200th

200 has been a figure in the news for over eight years. It proclaimed observances and celebrations for each of the years of the American Revolution in hamlets, towns, and cities. This war surged across the eastern part of our … Continue reading

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Washington County Bicentennial Plans

The formal ceremony for the observance of the Bicentennial Anniversary of Washington County will be held April 2 at the Washington County Office Building in Fort Edward. The projected plan prepared by the Washington County Task Force Committee includes many … Continue reading

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Whitehall Festival 87 Logo

The pin containing Festival ‘87’s logo is the Row Galley WASHINGTON that was part of the first United States fleet that played an active part in the Battle of Valcour. It is the fifth ship chosen by the Festival for its activities … Continue reading

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