NEWS & VIEWS

Latest Stories

82368636_867314923721511_255528711626319

EAST FISHKILL GOVERNMENT, ROYAL CARTING DESTROY LOCAL HISTORY

April 8, 2020

Remnants of Revolutionary War era Griffin's Tavern razed without notice

continental-commons-1-640x364.jpg

FISHKILL PUSHES AHEAD ON MORATORIUM

February 8, 2020

A moratorium could feasibly affect Continental Commons, a themed hotel-shopping complex planned for Route 9 on land that was part of the Fishkill Supply Depot during the Revolutionary War, and the Rolling Hills development on Route 9D, just north of Beacon.

The-Last-Contonment-Page-1.jpg

REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLE RAGES IN FISHKILL

January 31, 2020

Critics oppose themed tourist complex on historic site what may be the last battle of the American Revolution is being fought in Fishkill.

The fight pits an historical organization and residents against a pugnacious developer. It also involves a local government that until recently seemed ready to accommodate him.

At stake is a 10.5-acre parcel on the east side of Route 9 (the Albany Post Road of colonial days), opposite the largely vacant Dutchess Mall.

KAP_SOC_VA_2020_01_09_026-3301-320x228.j

SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ROBERT WILKIE PRAISES OUR WORK PROMOTING THE MEMORY OF AMERICA’S FIRST VETERANS

January 17, 2020

The work of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati is attracting the attention of leaders who care about our history and recognize the importance of understanding the past. Among them is Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, who praises our current efforts to focus attention on the veterans of the Revolutionary War—the subject of our current exhibition, America’s First Veterans, and the theme of new public programs, publications, and educational materials from the American Revolution Institute.

82334717_10157038685446172_2131739470418

CONTINENTAL COMMONS GETS BURIED

January 15-21, 2020

A proposed commercial development on what may be perhaps the most significant burial site of the Revolutionary War has hit a big roadblock... newly minted Fishkill Town Supervisor Ozzy Albra.

george-washington-general-of-american-ev

6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S HUDSON VALLEY HISTORY

February 17, 2017

One of his more strategic locations was at Fishkill’s Van Wyck Homestead, now a museum, where Washington established the Fishkill Supply Depot acting as a major logistical center and housing thousands of Continental troops until 1783.

dave palmer.jpg

THE FISHKILL SUPPLY DEPOT SHOULD BE PRESERVED

September 29, 2016

Although battles and campaigns are more “sexy" to talk about, they could never be won without logistical support. Making the Fishkill Supply Depot a permanent historical park will complete the special triad of Fortress, Cantonment, and Depot.

Pancakes.jpg

DEVELOPERS PUTTING IHOP ON REVOLUTIONARY WAR GRAVE SITE?

August 29, 2016

A report by Real Clear Life says that  IHOP has been making plans to put a restaurant on the site of the Fishkill Supply Depot. The 70-acre parcel of land off or I-84 and Route 9 in Fishkill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2009 an archeological study determined that hundreds of soldiers from the Revolutionary War are actually buried in unmarked graves throughout the Depot, making it the largest known burial site of Revolutionary War soldiers in the country.


privy.jpg

STATE SAYS RESIDENTIAL PROJECT WOULD ADVERSELY IMPACT FISHKILL SUPPLY DEPOT PROPERTY

May 2, 2016

The New York State Historic Preservation Office has declared that the proposed commercial construction on an undeveloped portion of the historic Fishkill Supply Depot lands could negatively impact the site’s archeological cultural resources.

3077887.jpg

REMAINS OF TWO REVOLUTIONARY WAR GERMAN MERCENARIES DISCOVERED AT FISHKILL SUPPLY DEPOT

May 14, 2015

FISHKILL – A researcher studying files of Revolutionary War soldiers discovered that the remains of two German soldiers, known as Hessians, who were mercenaries for the British Crown, are buried at the Fishkill Supply Depot in Fishkill.

Veteran Memorial Service

PAVING OVER HISTORY

December 9, 2007

IT’S a beautiful thing to have a Revolutionary War site like the Fishkill Encampment and Supply Depot, a nationally registered landmark, in your town. But when the military camp where thousands of George Washington’s troops were stationed to keep the British from moving past New York City and capturing the Hudson River is also home to the heavily trafficked Route 9 corridor, pleading for its survival can sometimes feel like a never-ending battle.

©2019 by Fishkill Supply Depot Historic Site. Proudly created with Wix.com