Putnam Hill Park Rededication and
American Revolutionary War Reenactment
Sunday, February 22, 2015
The Town of Greenwich rededication of Putnam Hill Park will
feature the reinstallation of the memorial artwork depicting
General Israel Putnam's famous escape down the steep precipice
at the site to seek reinforcements
for his Patriot forces in February
of 1779 during a major American
Revolutionary War battle in
Greenwich. An American Revolu-
tionary War program and reception
will follow at “The Loft” at Christ
Church. The finale will be an
American Revolutionary War
reenactment at Putnam Cottage
of the Cottage featuring crafts and fashions of the times.
Above: The Putnam Hill Memorial, left, the 1935 Dedication Ceremony and, below, George Wharton Edwards, the Memorial's designer.
Left: Putnam Hill walkers, 1903.
Below: Putnam Hill, circa 1910.
Collections of the Greenwich Historical Society
1:30 Event begins with flag raising ceremony
at Putnam Cottage, 243 E. Putnam Ave.
1:45 March follows up Putnam Avenue to the
unveiling of the new sign at Putnam Hill Park.
2:00 About 2:00 p.m., formal ceremony at the
Christ Church“Loft” in the parish house.
3:00 Guests begin departing.
3:15- Families may return to Putnam Cottage for a skirmish
4:00 performed by the Reenactors.
There will be tours of the cottage, featuring crafts and fashions of the times.