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Battle of Plattsburgh: Military Muster

Join us for our annual Military Muster on September 14th & 15th. We will have a military encampment, with re-enacted Battles taking place both days. We will also have period demonstrations, including butter making and blacksmithing. Check below for our schedule of events.

Saturday, 10am-4pm:          Military Muster

Reenactors from the U.S. and Canada are expected to descend on Plattsburgh and camp on the grounds of the Kent-Delord House Museum for the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration weekend. Stop in and see the military camp, meet the reenactors, and watch demonstrations of 19th Century trades and crafts.

Saturday, 11pm:                    Naval Demonstration

Sailors will discuss the War of 1812 Battle and cannon demonstration

Saturday, 12pm:                    Court Martial

A period trial of a solder at the Kent-Delord House. Come and see the verdict!

Saturday, 2:30pm:               19th Century Fashion Show

The show presents a variety of civilian and military clothing from the War of 1812. The styles are researched and reproduced by reenactors to represent what people wore at the time.

Sunday, 11:00am:              Shape-note Singing

Shape-note singing, an American folk tradition of singing hymns and gospel songs from books using shaped note heads to indicate position on the scale. The songs are sung without instrumental accompaniment and would have been likely to occur in Plattsburgh in 1814. Visitors are welcome to come and listen or contribute to the beautiful sound. No experience is required.

Sunday, 11am-3pm:          Military Muster

Military reenactors are expected to descend on Plattsburgh and camp on the grounds of the Kent-Delord House Museum for the weekend. Stop in and see the military camp, meet the re-enactors, and watch demonstrations of 19th Century trades and crafts. Also joining the muster are the guides from Montreal’s Chateau Ramezay Museum who will provide interactive demonstrations of weaving and writing with a quill pen.

Sunday, 11am:              The fall of the British Batteries Land Engagement 

Location: Field across from Wilcox Dock

Sunday, 1pm:                        Naval Demonstration

Sailors will discuss the War of 1812 Battle and cannon demonstration.

Sunday, 2:30pm:                  Court Martial

A period trial of a soldier at the Kent-Delord House. Come and see the Verdict!

A Taste of the Past: Cooking in the 19th Century

The Kent Delord House Museum will be hosting three 19th Century food tastings and discussions presented by the new Director, Samantha Williams, a historian and food lover. The dates for the events are as follows; June 29th, July 27th, and August 24th. All of the events will be held from 3 to 4 pm.

This is a members only event, and each event will be limited to twenty members. Every attendee will go home with recipe cards for each of the early 19th century dishes that we taste. Each of the events will feature different recipes, so bring an appetite for history and your love of food and come to all three!

For more information, and to register, contact the Museum at (518) 561-1035 or check out our website, kentdelordhouse.org.

A Taste of the Past: Cooking in the Early 19th Century

The Kent Delord House Museum will be hosting three 19th Century food tastings and discussions presented by the new Director, Samantha Williams, a historian and food lover. The dates for the events are as follows; June 29th, July 27th, and August 24th. All of the events will be held from 3 to 4 pm.

This is a members only event, and each event will be limited to twenty members. Every attendee will go home with recipe cards for each of the early 19th century dishes that we taste. Each of the events will feature different recipes, so bring an appetite for history and your love of food and come to all three!

For more information, and to register, contact the Museum at (518) 561-1035 or check out our website, kentdelordhouse.org.

Garden Club Secret Garden Tour

Save the Date!

The Kent Delord House Museum Garden Club is again organizing a self- guided tour of more lovely private gardens in an undisclosed area in Clinton County on JULY 20th. An event not to be missed!

A Taste of The Past: Cooking in the Early 19th Century

The Kent Delord House Museum will be hosting three 19th Century food tastings and discussions presented by the new Director, Samantha Williams, a historian and food lover. The dates for the events are as follows; June 29th, July 27th, and August 24th. All of the events will be held from 3 to 4 pm.

This is a members only event, and each event will be limited to twenty members. Every attendee will go home with recipe cards for each of the early 19th century dishes that we taste. Each of the events will feature different recipes, so bring an appetite for history and your love of food and come to all three!

For more information, and to register, contact the Museum at (518) 561-1035 or check out our website, kentdelordhouse.org.

Museum Days

The Kent Delord House museum is excited to announce that we will be having blacksmithing demonstrations all weekend long for Museum Days! Come and watch traditional coal forging on our site. Grab a seat and ask questions as our two new resident blacksmiths demonstrate various metal working techniques. We will also have two new exhibits in our home this year.

Docent Orientation

Do you have an interest in history? Consider becoming a docent for the Kent-Delord
House Museum.  We are seeking individuals interested in leading tours and sharing the Delord
family story.  When you open the gate and enter this unique 18 th century treasure, you literally
step back in history. The museum remains one of the oldest houses in Plattsburgh and most of
what you see belonged to the Delord family.  They kept everything and communicated with each
other through letters for over a century.

There will be a docent training on May 11, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Museum
on 17 Cumberland Avenue, Plattsburgh. Experience is not necessary just a willingness to learn
and meet people. For more information, please call Samantha Williams at 518-561-1035 or email
us at [email protected]

Regency Costume Workshop

The Kent Delord House Museum will be holding a Regency Costume Workshop on May 4th, at 10 am at the museum. Conducted by Sharon Bell, Costume Society of America member, the workshop will introduce styles of clothing appropriate for the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration activities, museum volunteering, and the Macomb Ball.

Registration is $10, and each participant will receive a list of patterns, a bibliography of print and online information, and a list of suggested supply sources. For more information and to register, contact the museum at (518) 561-1035 or [email protected]

Downtown Restaurant Tour

Join the Kent Delord House Museum for a tour of fantastic restaurants in downtown Plattsburgh. If you love history and delicious food, this is an event not to be missed. For more information and to purchase tickets contact Connie at – (518) 335-9017 or Carol at – (518) 569-6765. Tickets can be purchased at the museum Tues. – Fri. from 9 am to 3 pm.

Grant Awarded

The Kent Delord House Museum is proud to announce the awarding of a grant from The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership in support of our upcoming Military Muster. The Military Muster will happen in conjunction with the Battle of Plattsburgh event, on September 14 and 15th. The event will feature an historical encampment, hands on activities of period trades and crafts, and educational exhibits. New to the encampment this year we will have coal forge blacksmithing demonstrations.