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Washington birthday celebration

Colonial re-enactor Paul Brennan, of Barryville, NY, portrays General George Washington.
Photo by Dawn J. Benko

February 12, 2014

ELDRED, NY — Come toast George Washington on his birthday with his favorite beverage: beer. The birthday bash runs from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 22 at Henning’s Local restaurant (formerly The Eldred Preserve).

Colonial re-enactors Paul Brennan and JoAnn Bogdanovicz will portray George and Martha Washington. The party will include beer tastings from several local breweries, 18th century tavern fare (and birthday cake), a brief talk by Sullivan County Historian on “American Walks Into a Bar: The Role of Beer in the Revolutionary War,” and dancing (including the Virginia Reel) to period tunes performed by historical musician Linda Russell.

Donation is $35 in advance and $40 at the door to benefit The Delaware Company (the non-profit friends of Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg.) Colonial attire is highly encouraged, but not required.

Reservations can be made by emailing John Conway at For further information, call 845/557-0851.