Historical Society of Shawangunk & Gardiner

2018  Programs and Society Information

Most meetings will be held in the Town Hall Community Room at 14 Central Ave, Wallkill, NY

Free to all - Light Refreshments Served

2018 Spring Programs

Wednesday April 7, 2018  at 7 PM  CNCELLED DUE TO WEATHER


Location: Shawangunk Town Hall

Program: History of  the Purple Heart

The award known as the Purple Heart has a history that reaches back to the waning days of the American Revolution. The Continental Congress had forbidden General George Washington from granting commissions and promotions in rank to recognize merit. Yet Washington wanted to honor merit, particularly among the enlisted soldiers. On August 7, 1782, his general orders established the Badge of Military Merit.  

Learn how this badge become know as the Purple Heart and the history of National Purple Heart Hall of Honor at a meeting and presentation sponsored by the Historical Society of Shawangunk and Gardiner on Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 7 pm in the community room at the Shawangunk Town Hall, 14 Central Avenue, Wallkill. Free. Light refreshments provided. For further information, contact Donna @ 851-8105 or donna.myer@yahoo.com.





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