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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Celebrate the Battle of White Plains this Sunday, Oct. 23rd at Jacob Purdy House

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Flag raising ceremony at noon.

Visit the 300-year-old Historic Jacob Purdy House.  

See General Washington and his troops in action.  

Visit Washington's camp, talk with blacksmiths, the surgeon, the wool spinner, and other camp followers.

 Learn from a Native American about their role in the Revolutionary War.  The contributions of Native Americans were critical to many important events, battles, and decisions that shaped the outcome of the war. 

Tour the historic house with Abagail Purdy.

Enjoy the White Plains High School Band and the amazing Young Colonials Fife and Drum Corps.

There will be an opportunity for kids to make their own colonial tricorn hat and to drill with our troops.  

This is a free event.  Open to all.

Jacob Purdy House is located at 60 Park Avenue.

The Purdy House was built by Samuel Horton, an early settler, who remained in possession until after 1730, when Samuel Purdy purchased the house and 132 acres.

Title see-sawed from Samuel to his son, Jacob, then back to Samuel, and finally to Jacob about 1785. One explanation might be because two of Samuel's five sons became Loyalists and fled to Canada. Jacob held title until his own death in 1822.

The Purdy family continued in possession until the house was sold to Samuel Mott in 1869.

By the 1960's the house, forgotten and neglected, had become a multi-family dwelling, slated for demolition by the Urban Renewal Agency.

The Battle of White Plains Monument Committee purchased the house in 1963, and repaired and restored old beams and shingles. In 1973, when the house moved to its present site on Park Avenue, the house was deeded to the City of White Plains.

The Jacob Purdy House has been source-documented as General Washington's Headquarters from July 23 to September 16, 1778. Historians also believe it to have been the General's Headquarters before the Chatterton Hill battle of October 28, 1776.

On April 31, 1979, the house was placed upon the National Register of Historic Places.

Visit the White Plains Historical Society website to learn more.




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