Battle of Plattsburgh Schedule of Events and History

In History: The Battle of Plattsburgh, (September 11, 1814) 15,000 British soldiers invaded New York from Canada supported by the Royal Navy on Lake Champlain. The purpose was to reach New York City and split the nation in half.

With only 1,500 men led by General Macomb (32) and a small flotilla commanded by Commodore Macdonough (30) the two armies fought valiantly in the village of Plattsburgh. The Americans were overwhelmed and outnumbered but a lack of wind gave them the advantage to overtake the British fleet. The ground troops were withdrawn after the defeat of the British ships. It was an unexpected victory but with a great loss of life. The American victory scuppered the British plans to control Lake Champlain which is said to have a direct effect of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812.

Schedule of Events - Battle of Plattsburgh
Thursday, Sept. 8
5:00 pm  Riverside Cemetery Memorial, Riverside Cemetery
Two-part concert
7:30 pm  Mosaic, choral group sings Broadway favorites, Stafford Middle School
8:30 pm  U.S. Navy Dixieland Band, Stafford Middle School
Friday, Sept. 9
10:00 am  Dedication of USS Saratoga memorial monument at Plattsburgh Barracks Veteran’s Park, U.S. Oval
11:30 am  US Navy Band Northeast’s Dixieland Group, Clinton Community College, Main Lobby, 2nd floor
2:00 am  US Navy Band Northeast’s Dixieland Group, Meadowbrook Healthcare, 154 Prospect Ave.
4:00 - 8:00 pm  Macdonough Monument open for self- guided tours
4:00 pm  Cannonball Run, preregistration, Trinity Park
4:00 - 11:00 pm  Israel Green Tavern, vintage dining and entertainment.  18 Trinity Place (behind City Hall)
4:30 - 6:00 pm  Roy Hurd, Israel Green Tavern
5:00 pm  Eliza Mooers Historic District Walking Tour, Melissa Bistor-Cross. Macdonough Monument
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  History’s Strangest Conflict Donald Graves, speaker:  War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road, Old Base
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Women’s Experiences in the War of 1812 Dianne Graves, speaker.  War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road, Old Base
7:00 pm  Gratto Family Jugglers & Stilt Walkers. Trinity Park
7:00 pm  Beartracks, City Hall Steps
8:00 pm  Intermission US Navy Band Northeast’s Dixieland Group, City Hall Steps
9 :00 -11:00 pm  The Bluenote Dixie Band, Israel Green Tavern
9:30 pm  Rocket’s Red Glare Fireworks,  Macdonough Monument
Saturday, Sept. 10
8:00 am  Cannonball Run, registration: Old Base Oval
9:00 am  Cannonball Run, Old Base Oval. 5 & 10K Fun Run - $25.00, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
9:00 am - 11 am  Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel, U.S. Oval
9:00 am - 2:00 pm  Farmer’s Market, Durkee St
9:00 am - 3:00 pm  Plucky Rooster contest display. Trinity Park
10:00 am 1814  Battle Re-enactment, behind the Beekmantown Town Hall
10:00 am  Saratoga replica, demonstration, Champlain Monument
10:00 am  Artillery Demonstration, Kent-Delord House Msueum
10:00 am - 1:00 pm  Boy Scout BOP Stamp Cancellation, Trinity Park
10:00 am - 4:00 pm  Boy Scout Booth Cachet, Trinity Park
10:00 am - 5:00 pm  Boy Scout Historic Trail, starts at Trinity Park
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Kent-Delord House Museum, 1814  Military Encampment on museum grounds.  Closed during parade. 17 Cumberland Ave
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Battle of Plattsburgh Association, War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Rd., Old Base Museum Campus
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Film, continuous showing:  Aiken’s Volunteers film shown at noon and 2 pm.  31 Washington Rd., Old Base Museum Campus
10:00 am - 4:00 pm  Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, 12 Museum Way, Old Base Museum Campus
10:00 am - 4:00 pm  Clinton County Historical Assoc. Museum, 98 Ohio Ave.  Old Base Museum Campus
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Kids’ Station, Transportation Museum, 12 Museum Way, Old Base Museum Campus
10:00 am - 4:00 pm  1814 Craft Demonstrations, by guides from Montreal’s Chateau Ramezay Museum, Trinity Park
10:00 am - 4:00 pm  Alice T. Miner Collection, Chazy
10:00 am - 5:00 pm  Fife & drum and pipe & drum units - musical performances. Trinity Park & Downtown Area
10:00 am - 5:00 pm  Confiance anchor exhibit, talk by Bill Van Stockum, City Hall Lobby
10:00 am - 5:00 pm  Macdonough Monument self guided tours. (Closed during parade.)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm  Kids’ Games, Trinity Park
10:00 am - 5:00 pm  Historic Trinity Episcopal Church open for self guided tours
10:00 a.m.  U.S. Navy Band Northeast’s Dixieland Group, concert CVPH Medical Center
11:00 am - 5:00 pm  Historic First Presbyterian Church, self-guided tours, 34 Brinkerhoff Street
11:00 am - 11:00 pm  Israel Green Tavern, vintage dining & entertainment. (closed from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)
18 Trinity Place (behind City Hall)
11:00 am  Battle of Plattsburgh Challenge Cup, bateau race, Champlain Monument
11:00 am  Plucky Rooster Awards, Trinity Park
11:30 am  The Rogues, Israel Green Tavern
12:15 pm  Kids’ Muster, immediately followed by Kids’ Parade, Trinity Park
1:00 pm  Parade starts at Elks’ Club on Cumberland Ave
Immediately following: Beat Retreat by massed bands, City Hall
Immediately following Beat Retreat: Roducky Derby, at the Macdonough Monument
Immediately following Roducky Derby: the Rotary Bed Race.
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm  Towne Meeting, Israel Green Tavern
5:00 pm  Eliza Mooers Historic District Walking Tour, Macdonough Monument
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Band of Cobourg, Ont., Stafford Middle School Auditorium
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm  Macomb Ball, English Country Dancing led by dance masters, Gilchrist and Kokernot, with live period music by Mgr Parent String Trio.  Elk’s Club, Cumberland Ave
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm  Too Tall String Band, Israel Green Tavern
Sunday, Sept. 11
8:00 am & 10:00 am  19th Century Anglican Church Services, Trinity Episcopal Church
9:30 am  Worship Service with 1814 elements, First Presbyterian Church, 34 Brinkerhoff  St.
10:00 am - 3:00 am  Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Film, continuous showing: Aiken’s Volunteers film shown at noon and 2 pm.  31 Washington Rd., Old Base Museum Campus
10:00 am - 3:00 pm  Kent-Delord House Museum; 1814 Military Encampment on museum grounds.
17 Cumberland Ave
10:00 am - 2:00 pm  Fife & Drum and Pipe & Drum units, musical performances. Downtown Area
10:00 am - 3:00 pm  Confiance anchor exhibit.
Talk at 10:30 am by Bill Van Stockum
10:00 am - 3:00 pm  Battle of Plattsburgh Association, War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Rd.
Old Base Museum Campus
10:00 am - 3:00 pm 1814  Craft Demonstrations, by guides from Montreal’s Chateau Ramezay Museum, Trinity Park
10:00 am - 3:00 pm  Clinton County Historical Association Museum,  98 Ohio Ave., Old Base Museum Campus
10:00 am - 3:00 pm  Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, 12 Museum Way, Old Base Museum Campus
10:00 am - 3:00 pm  Kids’ Games, Trinity Park
10:00 am - 3:00 pm  Boy Scout Booth Cachet, Trinity Park
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Boy Scout Historic Trail, Trinity Park
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Live Plucky Rooster display, Trinity Park
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel, U.S. Oval
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Children’s Old-Time Village Fair (story telling, horseback rides, arts & crafts, dolls & teddy bears, old-time country store).  Macdonough Monument grounds
11:00 am Live Plucky Rooster awards.
11:00 am Crab Island Memorial Ceremony.  Crab Island
11:00 am Saratoga replica, demonstration.
Champlain  Monument
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Israel Green Tavern, vintage dining and entertainment. 18 Trinity Place (behind City Hall)
11:00 am -1:00 pm Shape Note Singing, City Hall, 2nd floor
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Dear Lucy, Israel Green Tavern
11:00 am  Robert Resnick & Marty Morrissey, entertainment for children, City Hall Tent
11:30 am - 2:30 pm Soup Cook Off,  sponsored by NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, City Hall Place
12:15 am Kids’ Muster, immediately followed by Kids’ Parade, Trinity Park
Noon - 3:00 pm Macdonough Monument self guided tours
Noon - 2:00 pm  Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel, U.S. Oval
1:00 pm -1814  Battle Re-enactment.  Narration by Keith Herkalo, Champlain Monument
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Historic Trinity Episcopal Church, self guided tours, Trinity Park
1:00 pm -2:00 pm Connecticut Peddlar, Stan Ransom, Israel Green Tavern
4:00 p.m. Memorial Service: 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.  Hawkins Pond, Hawkins Hall
4:30 p.m. Plattsburgh Remembers: A concert by SUNY Plattsburgh Music Faculty honoring the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001.  E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall © Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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