Fireworks will light up the sky for battle | New
PLATSBURGH – The flag will still be there when The Rocket’s Red Glare fireworks show lights up the Plattsburgh skyline tonight.
The show will be the finale of Day 2 of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration in 2021.
Other features of the day are two history lectures at Trinity Episcopal Church on the subject of African Americans at the Battle of Plattsburgh and the American invasion of Canada.
Beyond the special shows, the day will include the usual museum tours and reenactments available to see every day of the event.
Check out the calendar of other events below and check the Press-Republican on A4 daily through September 11 for the commemoration calendar.
Friday September 10
Museums: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. visit the Clinton County Historical Association, the War of 1812 Museum, and the Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum on the Old Base Museum campus.
(NOTE: The Kent Delord House Museum at 17 Cumberland Avenue will now be closed due to COVID concerns.)
The reenactors arrive for the camp: 12 noon at 17 Cumberland Avenue. The reenactors arrive for the installation at the Kent-Delord House Museum. The program starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday).
Old Base Oval and Forts Walking Tour: 1:30 p.m. at 98 Ohio Avenue on the Old Base Museum Campus. Provided by the Clinton County Historical Association. Pre-registration required. Call 518-561-0340
Roadside Exhibits and Interactive Signage Unveiling: 3:00 p.m. immediately following the Clinton County Historical Association tour.
Oval Craft Brewing: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 111 Ohio Avenue on Old Base. Taste a special beer brewed just for the Battle of Plattsburgh. Take a tour of the Clinton County Historical Association and receive $ 1 off your first pint.
Live Music and Entertainment: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Trinity Park, next to Town Hall Square. Featured group “Towne Meeting” sponsored by 1814 Commemoration Inc.
Information / Souvenirs kiosk: from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 41, place de l’Hotel de Ville. Registration for volunteers, sale of buttons and souvenirs, program information, emergency contact location for volunteers, emergency location for police and EMT assistance.
Food court and exhibits: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Trinity Park
Historical Lectures: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church at 18 Trinity Place. “African Americans at the Battle of Plattsburgh” presented by speaker Don Papson and “War on the Niagara 1814: Americans Invade Canada” presented by speaker Don Wickman.
Reception and entertainment: 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. at the Town Hall Stage. The president of 1814 Commemoration Inc., Tom Donahue, and the mayor of Plattsburgh, Christopher Rosenquest. Guests of the Flight of Honor will be honored and Ms. Tally Duell will perform the national anthem.
Live music: 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Town Hall stage. “The Connecticut Peddler” performed by Stan Ransom with Peter Cadieux.
Greater Adirondack Ghost Tour (NEWLY ADDED): Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company will host “Dr. Beaumont’s Tour of Terror – A Special Battle of Plattsburgh Presentation” starting at 7:00 pm at Trinity Park in downtown Plattsburgh. Visit www.facebook.com/GhostandTourCo/events for more details.
Live music: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the Town Hall stage. “Beartracks” sponsored by 1814 Commemoration Inc.
Rocket’s Red Glare Fireworks: 9:30 pm Visible from Macdonough Monument and sponsored by Eagle’s Nest Veterinary Hospital.