The Friends of Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters will host a Colonial Day on Saturday, Sept. 18, from noon to 5 p.m., at Ridge Road Park, 287 Ridge Road, Hartsdale. The park is next to the house that served as the headquarters for French soldiers, who supported the Continental Army in its war with the British during the summer of 1781.
The event will feature re-enactors portraying George Washington, Le Comte de Rochambeau, and Ben Franklin, as well as military drills by re-enactors of the 5th New York Regiment and the 1st Rhode Island Regiment. There will also be demonstrations of colonial cooking, wool spinning, blacksmithing, children’s toys, and more.
There will be two sessions: noon to 2:30 p.m., with a performance at 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 to 5 p.m., with a performance at 3:15 p.m.
The event is free, though a donation is appreciated. Advance registration required due to Covid.To register, visit odellrochambeau.org and click on News & Events.
Colonial Day will be part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, a series of events that celebrate the history, culture, and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley.