King George’s 274th Birthday Celebration Set

Stony Point Battlefield Royal Artillery Regiment to do cannon drills

It is labeled the Grand Illumination by the Stony Point Historical Museum, and this year will be a five hour event open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m on June 2.

In May of 1779, King George ordered troops to take the Stony Point Fort overlooking the Hudson and the fort was captured only to be given up later to General Mad Anthony Wayne and Revolutionary soldiers. Wayne and his men famously stormed the fort without using musket fire and proclaimed “The fort’s our own.”

The Fourt Rgiment Royal Artillery will do cannon drills and firing and there will be lawn games similar to those played in the 18th century and lemonade will be offered. The event is free to the public with a $5 fee for parking. Call 845-786-2571 for information at the museum.