Crossroads of Rockland History: Stony Point

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Battle of Stony Point 240th Anniversary

This program originally aired on July 15, 2019. To listen, click here.

Did you know that 2019 marks the 240th anniversary of the storming of Stony Point?

On the weeken of July 13-14, visitors of all ages commemorated the daring midnight assault on the British fortifications at Stony Point with more than 300 costumed reenactors at the Stony Point Battlefield. On Monday, Michael Sheehan, historian at the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, joined Clare Sheridan to discuss the history (and some misconceptions) surrounding this important victory for the Continental Army and recap the weekend’s commemorative events.

The 240th Anniversary of the Storming of Stony Point was hosted by the Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse, 44 Battlefield Rd, Stony Point, New York 10980. 

For information about the 240th Anniversary of Stony Point commemoration, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/303537113684621/?active_tab=about

Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Steve and Jeff Morning Show, on WRCR Radio 1700 AM, with live streaming at www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month.

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.

2019 240th Storming of Stony Point Event Flyer


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