There is no doubt that the Hudson Valley and most of New York are rich in American History dating back to the Revolutionary War. Just about every town can boost that George Washington either rode through or slept there at some point.

If you haven't had a chance to dig into the rich history that surrounds us be sure to make it a point to find out more in 2024. Citys like Peekskill, Kingston, and Newburgh have historic spots that played key roles in the American war against the British. The chain across the Hudson River, The Battle of Fort Montgomery, and the fact that Kingston used to be the Capital of New York. All great places to start your history lesson.

Veterans Group Wants to Make a Film About the Revolutionary War in New York

I would venture to say that you could start reading about American history today that took place in New York in the 1700s and you wouldn't have even made a dent by 2025. Either way, it doesn't hurt to dive in with anything that might catch your interest.

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1777 the Turning Point via 1777 the Turning Point via Vimeo / Mark T. O"Rourke, Esq.
1777 the Turning Point via 1777 the Turning Point via Vimeo / Mark T. O"Rourke, Esq.
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I just heard about a film that is trying to get made that might be an interesting first history lesson. The film will be called Saratoga: The Turning Point. It is in its early stages of production. They are still trying to raise the money to make the pilot to get backers for the film.

Film Based on the Battle of Saratoga Looking for Funding

I came across it on Facebook last week and thought it looked like an interesting piece of New York history I didn't know a lot about. The goal of the filmmaker is to have it ready for the 250th anniversary of the battle which would be October 17th, 2027. Maybe do a little digging and if it interests you then you can find out more about the film.

1777 the Turning Point via vimeo / Mark T. O"Rourke, Esq.
1777 the Turning Point via Vimeo / Mark T. O"Rourke, Esq.
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What I can tell you is that it is an independent feature film project being done by a team of veterans, historians, and others. They have put a lot of time and energy into promoting their fundraiser on social media and they seem determined to get this film made.

You Can Buy A Hudson Valley House That Was Built Before the Revolutionary War

Historic Kerhonkson House for Sale

It is not often that you get the chance to buy a house that has seen as much history as the home located at 6881 Route 209 in Kerhonkson, New York. You don't have to be a history buff to appreciate all the history wrapped up in this 300-year-old house with its Revolutionary War period additions. The current owners filled it with both antique and modern furniture and design. This house allows you to time travel in your own home.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn

Historic Home For Sale in Kingston New York

The Forsyth House in Kingston New York

In the heart of the historic Kingston New York's Rondout Waterfront District, The Forsyth House at 85 Abeel Street is referred to as an urban compound with deep roots in the area's rich history. Built in 1851 and then completely re-imagined in 2016 this award-winning home boosts the fact that it was a saloon and oyster bar. It eventually became a ship chandlers' shop, then a two-family home. 85 Abeel Street now is a stunning Boutique B&B in Kingston, New York. This is a chance to buy New York history preserved and updated.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn

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