Lecture: The Life and Legacy of Sybil Ludington

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Date(s) - 09/26/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Add to my calendar

Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Thursday night Speaker Series.

The Revolutionary War in the Hudson Valley inspired the rise of heroes and heroines alike. On a rainy night in 1777, a sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington mounted her horse and rode forty miles through enemy-infested Putnam County to warn her father’s regiment of impending British raids. Riding twice the distance of Paul Revere and under more dire circumstances, her heroic efforts helped position the Continental army in subsequent battles. A widow at a young age, Sybil became a successful businesswoman in a male-dominated profession and lived in the region for her remaining years. Through family documents and correspondence, local author Vincent T. Dacquino charts the incredible life and legacy of Sybil Ludington.

PLEASE REMEMBER: The Thursday Night Speaker Series seating is by reservation only. Call (845) 446-2134 to Register. Suggested Donation: $5, Members $3




Phone: 845-446-2134

Website: parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/28/details.aspx