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Celebrate Christmas at Knox's Headquarters

Celebrate Christmas at Knox's Headquarters Dec 8, 2021 10:00 AM to Dec 22, 2021, 4:00 PM Location: 289 Forge Hill Road New Windsor, NY 12553

The Ellisons are present: Wednesdays: December 8th, 15th, 22nd: Times: 10: am - 11 am, 11 am - 12pm – 12pm - 1 pm, 1 pm - 2 pm, 2 pm - 3 pm, 3 pm - 4 pm Thursdays: December 9th, 16th: Times: 10 am – 11 am, 11 am - 12 pm, 12pm - 1 pm, 1 pm - 2 pm, 2 pm - 3 pm, 3 pm - 4 pm Fridays: December 10th, 17th: Times: 2 pm - 3 pm, 3 pm - 4 pm, 4 pm - 5 pm, 5 pm - 6 pm, 6 pm – 7 pm, 7 pm - 8 pm, 8 pm - 9 pm Saturdays: December 11th, 18th Times: 2 pm - 3 pm, 3 pm - 4 pm, 4 pm - 5 pm, 5 pm - 6 pm, 6 pm – 7 pm, 7 pm - 8 pm, 8 pm - 9 pm 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.”

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