The battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend begins on Thursday evening this week at 4pm at Riverside Cemetery here in Plattsburgh.. And while there are many excellent events throughout all four days..
We invite you to join us for the K&J show today ( Click on the play bar above ) We’re going to be looking at where many of the re-enactors spend the weekend.. In fact, it’s one of the highlights of the weekend for re-enactors… The encampment on the lawn at the Kent-Delord House Museum.. And that’s where we caught up with the Museum’s Director Don Wickman…
Our coverage of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration is Presented by Price Chopper, In the Community for Good..
If you would like to take a tour, feel free to stop by… It’s located at 17 Cumberland avenue right across from the Champlain monument which is also where the Saratoga replica demonstration takes place on Sunday.. The schedule includes concerts through the evening plus Fireworks on Friday night, The Street Battle on Saturday followed by the parade on Saturday afternoon.. More activities on Sunday plus the Israel Green Tavern is open through the weekend.. and of course the encampment at the Kent Delorde House Museum begins with re-enactors arriving on Friday for the weekend..
Next Tuesday, when we return to work from the Labor Day weekend there will only be a few days left until the start of the battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend which begins Thursday evening at Riverside Cemetery here in Plattsburgh.. One of the highlights of the weekend for re-enactors includes the encampment on the lawn at the Kent DeLord House Museum.. Which is where we caught up with the Museum’s Director, Don Wickman… Actually, we’re in a barn, which is on the property right behind the main house..
We spent some time with Don Wickman on Thursday and talked history, geneology, The kent DeLorde House Museum’s participation in the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.. And he was kind enough to give us a tour of the Museum… Join us Tuesday, after the Labor Day Weekend for the K&J show here on WNBZ and we’ll take a tour of the museum and talk more about the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.
Chandler Ralph has announced her retirement, effective as of June 30th in 2016. This, she says, will provide her an opportunity to remain available to support two new Capital projects which were announced on Wednesday morning at the Redfield Board Room at AMC in Saranac Lake.
The first of the two Capital Projects is a new Surgical Services Department for AMC in Saranac Lake. The second project is a campaign to build the Lake Placid Health and Fitness Center in Lake Placid. Officials say the $33 million capital improvement project positions Adirondack Health to best serve future healthcare needs of residents and visitors throughout the region…… ( Click on the play bar above to listen )
The Allan S. Everest Interpretive Center is a permanent exhibit located within the War of 1812 Museum on Washington Rd on the Museum Campus. The exhibits chronologically recount the events of the battles at Plattsburgh within the context of the War of 1812: the political and economical causes of the war; the land and naval engagements at Plattsburgh; and the significant role that the battles here played in the final peace negotiations. It’s just a small portion of Part Two of our tour of the Museum ( Click the Play Bar to listen )
The exhibits are “anchored” by a 5’x15′ diorama and an interactive scale model of the village and surrounding area as it was in 1814. The diorama provides the visitor with an aerial view of the 30,000-acre battlefield, the British and American encampments, the forts and batteries, and the culminating land and naval battles of September 11th, 1814.
We’re just over a week away now from the beginning of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration and our series leading up to the events continues… Today we’re going to look at the re-enactors… A very unique group of individuals who are passionate about history, and about their love for the re-creation of events that shaped our country..
Craig Russell is a member of the Commemoration committee and one of the lead re-enacters for the weekend’s events… He tells us the interest in participating following the 200th commemoration in 2014 is growing (… Click on the play bar above to listen)