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 atThe Loftat Christ

Church. The finale will be an

American Revolutionary War

reenactment at Putnam Cottage

sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, including tours

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

Program

 

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.