NEWBURGH - Each March, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site recognizes a woman who has distinguished herself in the field of Hudson Valley history by honoring her with the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. Appropriately, the award emanates from where Martha Washington resided with General George Washington during the last months of the Revolutionary War.
The Woman of History award acknowledges Martha Washington’s place in history as a devoted patriot in support of the American Revolution and the ensuing new nation. This is the 11th year the award has been given, continuing the site’s mission to educate the public about the history of our great state and national heritage.
There are many women who are dedicated to sharing and preserving our history. Perhaps you know of a woman who shares her love of history with children by taking them to historic places during her free time. Is there a woman who has done research about the Hudson Valley and encouraged others to do the same, or has used her private time or resources to preserve a landmark of historic significance? These are a few examples of what could qualify a woman to receive the award. The nomination field is open to any woman who has cultivated interest and awareness of Hudson Valley history.
Nominations must be submitted by January 4, 2013. The award will be given during a ceremony in March.
To download a nomination form, please visit www.palisadesparksconservancy.org or call (845) 562-1195.