NEWS & VIEWS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.