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“Celebrate Christmas at Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site in December 2022”

“Celebrate Christmas at Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site in December 2022” Dec 10, 2022 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Location: Knox's Headquarters 289 Forge Hill Road New Windsor, NY 12553

For two Christmases, John and Catherine Ellison shared their home with the officers and soldiers of the Continental Army. Over the winter of 1780-81, General Henry Knox, his wife Lucy and their children Henry and Lucy were there, while two years later it was General Horatio Gates and his military family of aides de camp who shared in the season’s festivities. In December 1774, Colonel Thomas Ellison of New Windsor, John’s father, received a letter from a grandson in New York City wishing him greetings of the season: “May you and yours see the return of many happy Christmasses & New Years & may each bring you an occasion of joy and peace – especially of that peace which passeth understanding & which this world can neither give or take away.” Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site is one of 35 historic sites within the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and one of 40 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey. For further information please call (845) 562-7141, visit the New York State Parks website at: or find us on Facebook at: The Palisades Parks Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the Palisades Interstate Parks and Historic Sites by raising funds, increasing public awareness, and supporting visitor education. Find us at:, or call us 1-845-630-8174. Palisades Parks Conservancy, P.O. Box 513, New York, NY 10018 -30-