NY State Historic Site to Host Music & Film Tribute
Presented by the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers
Grant Cottage State Historic Site – 1000 Mount McGregor Rd, Wilton, NY (map)
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4 – 5:30 PM
Presented by the 77th New York Regimental Balladeers, “Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier 1776-1976″ is a music and film tribute honoring all who served. Experience America’s wartime story through song, still images, film, verse and several sing-a-long segments.Through music, Americans on the homefront supported those in uniform and contributed to the war effort. This special concert in honor of the “Citizen Soldier” is a music timeline that harkens back to the era of the fiddle and banjo, concert hall productions, and radio broadcasts. The historic Grant Cottage porch is the perfect location to honor all who have served.
The 77th New York Regimental Balladeers are celebrating their 20th year and over 450 concert performances. This heralded music troupe has been recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Gettysburg National Military Park for their outstanding portrayal.
Tickets $10 per person. Purchase in person at the Grant Cottage Visitor Center or online here.
About Grant Cottage
In this Adirondack Cottage Gen. Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer on July 23, 1885. He had arrived at the cottage from New York City on June 16, 1885, with his family, servants, and doctors; he was able to complete his memoirs in the short time he had left.
Today, the cottage remains essentially the same as during the Grant family’s stay. Visitors tour the downstairs of the cottage, viewing the original furnishings, decorations, and personal items belonging to Grant, including the bed where he died, and floral arrangements that remain from Grant’s August 4th funeral.
There is also a short path to the Eastern Outlook, which commands a spectacular view of the Hudson Valley, from the Adirondacks in the north, the Green Mountains of Vermont to the east, and the Catskills to the south.
The Visitors Center offers interpretive displays and exhibits, a short introductory film, and a gift shop filled with books, memorabilia, and numerous Civil War-related items.
Grant Cottage is owned by the State of New York and opened to the public by The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, Inc. Become a member