On Saturday, June 24, Cape Vincent will have a Historical Weekend Celebration featuring appearances, and an original stage play performed by Kyle Jenks, professional interpreter of President James Madison and Vincent Puliafico, interpreter of John Quincy Adams and a member of the Cape Vincent Community! The stage play: "From Plattsburgh to the Peace" centers around the year 1814 and how the American naval and land victories at the Battle of Plattsburgh in the War of 1812 strongly persuaded the Treaty of Ghent proceedings to come to terms for peace. Mr. Madison and Mr. Quincy Adams will be roaming the event meeting attendees in person before and after the play. Look for the gentlemen in the tall hats!
There will be a variety of fun, exciting and informative events taking place throughout the village. An encampment, re-enactment, historical walking tours, lectures, period musical performances, period watercraft, tallships and crafters village are among some of the highlights. For more information call 315-654-2481, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.capevincent.org. The map below will give you an idea where Cape Vincent, New York is located.
Activities will begin on the steps of Federal Hall on Sunday, July 2, around 12:30 pm, with speeches from New York political leaders and a reading of excerpts from DeWitt Clinton's 1815 New York Memorial by re-enactor Kyle Jenks as DeWitt Clinton. The speeches will be followed by an Old Fashioned Independence Day Parade, similar to the parade sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Historical Association in the past two years.
The parade will be led by the Veteran Corps of Artillery-State of New York, followed by the Color Guard of the Sons of the Revolution of the State of New York, the Sons of the American Revolution and various other patriotic groups, including the Colonial Dames of America. The Richmond County Fife & Drum Corps and other bands will also participate. There will be a further stop at Bowling Green/Evacuation Day Plaza for more speeches and entertainment and then will proceed to the South Street Seaport where the director of the South Street Seaport Museum will speak about the importance of the Canal to the Port of New York.
Throughout the day, Kyle will be portraying his 18th century alter ego Douglas McKenna. Throughout the day, Mr. McKenna is a New York civilian and Tory businessman. He will be expressing the impact of the War for Indpendence as experienced by Tory civilians as British and Continental troops vied for control of what was then called York City.
At 2:00 p.m. Mr. McKenna will be at the Peter Zenger Gallery to talk about his experiences as a Tory after the Declaration of Indepence was read. A complete schedule of the presentations at Peter Zenger Gallery is available in PDF format.
For information on all events related to New York's Fourth of July Celebrations, please visit: www.nps.gov/feha or call Federal Hall National Monument's information line at (212) 825-6990.
DescriptionThe National Constitution Center held a short story writing contest prior to the end of the school year, and the 4 winning stories are being adapted for live presentation. On the 17th at 4:00 pm, four storytellers from Historic Philadelphia, Inc., will tell the winning stories at a ceremony at the National Constitution Center to honor the winners. One of the winning stories was about President Madison and Mr. Jenks as President Madison will be there for a meet and greet for photo opportunities with the winners beginning at 3 pm along with John Lopes, also of Historic Philadelphia, Inc., portraying President George Washington.
On Thursday, July 27, 2017 President Madison will be visiting the Saratoga Springs History Museum to reminisce about the special trip he took with his best friend, Thomas Jefferson, to Upstate New York and New England in 1791. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. and is part of the Alfred Z. Solomon Trust Program Series. It is FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact the Saratoga Spring History Museum at 518-484-6920 or visit their website. The Museum is located at 1 East Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866.
WEDNESDAYS, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Look for President Madison in Philadelphia, along with eight other costumed History Makers at a Historic Philadelphia's "Colonial Stations" located in Signer's Garden (434-494 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA). It is easily found between Indedependen Hall and Carpenter's Hall.Contact email@example.com for specific dates and other details.
Also on WEDNESDAYS, meet the "Father of the Constitution" James Madison at the National Constitution Center (525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with paid admission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for specific dates and other details.
SATURDAYS, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Meet the "Father of the Constitution" James Madison at the National Constitution Center (525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106) with paid admission. Contact email@example.com for specific dates. Note that on June 24, 2017, Mr. Madison will be meeting with constituents in another region.
In the summer of 1791 Thomas Jefferson and James Madison headed north to explore New York and New England for reasons of “health, recreation and curiosity” as Mr. Madison put it. Part of their mission was an American Philosophical Society project to study the Hessian fly, a pest that had wreaked widespread havoc on wheat crops throughout the nation. Then Secretary of State, Jefferson was the chairman of the committee organized to study the pest. He used this Northern Journey to survey the damage of this insect’s effect on the crops of the northern states while seeking relief from his chronic migraine headaches. Madison, then a Congressman also experienced a temporary reprieve from his most chronic ailment, his “bilious fits.” Historic Philadelphia Inc. interpreter Kyle Jenks will speak in the First Person as James Madison, fondly recounting the journey, telling the stories of the memorable events that these two mighty friends shared. For more information contact the American Philosophical Society at 215-440-3400 or visit their website: https://www.amphilsoc.org.
The City of Plattsburgh, New York annually celebrates the historic Battle of September 11, 1814 that was a decisive factor in bringing the negotiations in Ghent (the Netherlands) regarding the War of 1812 to a conclusion. Returning to the City Hall stage on September 9, 2017 is the three act stage play "From Plattsburgh to the Peace". In the play President Madison (Kyle Jenks), Ambassador John Quincy Adams (Vincent Puliafico), and Commissioner Albert Gallatin (Ron Duquette, the play's author) will discuss the factors leading to the War of 1812, Mr. Madison's War, the negotiations in Ghent, and ultimately the Treaty that ended the War of 1812.