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March is Women's History Month!

3 places in the Hudson Valley to celebrate

womens history month in the hudson valley

The Hudson Valley is chocked full of history... and "HER-story." Check out these three great landmarks with your kids this month to celebrate Women's History Month.

Washington’s Headquarters
84 Liberty St., Newburgh. 845-562-1195.

Visit Washington’s Headquarters to see where Martha Washington lived for much of the Revolutionary War. The Hasbrouck House, now known as Washington’s Headquarters, was where Martha hosted visiting dignitaries and friends.

Sojourner Truth Memorial
At the corner of Rte. 9W and Salem St., Port Ewen.

Sojourner Truth, who was born a slave, overcame enormous obstacles to become a nationally known speaker and activist for equal rights and justice. She spent her first 32 years in Ulster county before  escaping slavery.  In 2009, the Town of Esopus Board established the Sojourner Truth Memorial. Besides honoring the memory of a woman who devoted her life to the abolitionist cause and the cause of human rights in general, the memorial also serves to raise public awareness of the institution of slavery in New York State, and is a reminder that child slavery continues to exist today worldwide.

56 Valkill Park Rd., Hyde Park. 845-229-9422.

Did you know,
Val-Kill is the only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady! When Eleanor Roosevelt needed time to herself, she’d retreat to Val-Kill, her personal home where she pursued her own social and political interests that made her a very influential first lady.

washington's headquarters