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The Jeremiah Towle House, 1910. In 1795, Colonel William S. Smith purchased a bucolic 23-acre tract of land overlooking the #EastRiver. Smith had served with distinction during the #AmericanRevolution. Following the war, he was appointed as an ambassador to London, where he met Abigail “Nabby” Adams, the daughter of #JohnAdams. The two hit it off, and were married in 1786. Returning to New York, he planned a grand mansion, which he enthusiastically dubbed “Mount Vernon on the East River” (others called it as Smith’s Folly). He experienced financial troubles (possibly due to outstanding gambling debts), and construction stopped. The property was sold to merchant William Robinson in 1798, who finished the manor house and built a stone carriage house. He listed the estate for sale in 1806, and the carriage house was soon converted into a tavern and clubhouse for a nearby racetrack. In 1826, Joseph Hart bought the old stable, expanding it and renaming it the Mount Vernon Hotel. It became a popular spot for folks to play cards, drink lemonade, eat local delicacies (such as fresh #oysters plucked right from the river, and turtle soup), and enjoy the lovely views. In 1833, Jeremiah Towle bought the hotel and converted it into a house. Towle was a well-known figure, later serving as one of the commissioners of #CentralPark. His descendants remained in the house until 1905. Over the years, the rolling hills and lush forest had given way to unsightly tenements and warehouses. The Towles sold the property to Standard Gas, which built noxious tanks right behind the house. In 1919, Jane Teller leased for an antique shop. Five years later, the Colonial Dames of America bought the house, making it into their headquarters and lovingly restoring it. They opened it to the public in 1939 as a #museum called the Abigail Adams Smith House (however, Nabby never did live here). In the 1980s, the Dames decided to focus on the period when it served as a hotel, changing the furniture and renaming it the Mount Vernon House Hotel. It still stands on East 61st Street near York Avenue, a little gem tucked away among the tall buildings #NYC #UpperEastSide #architecture #history #NYChistory

I couldn't leave the mid-Atlantic without a visit to the 5 week old #MuseumoftheAmericanRevolution, which was unbelievable. In addition to amazing objects (as in George Washington's tent and lots of other awesome things) are a number of vignettes that put faces to the names and stories of the #AmericanRevolution. And unlike most museum mannequins, these were great! With these vignettes the @amrevmuseum invited visitors to become revolutionaries, reminded us that the the war was not just about famous white men, and demonstrated the fact that history is a lot more messy than it appears in a textbook. It may have been 250 years ago, but the new museum proves that the story is still relevant, and still evolving. #howrevolutionary

On this day in 1775, Americans embark on an expedition to Noddle’s and Hogg Island in Boston Harbor. They would soon be engaged in the first naval engagement of the #AmericanRevolution. After the Battles of #Lexington and #Concord, the British found themselves under siege in #Boston. How would they get food and supplies? The question prompted scuffles over nearby local islands, which had farms, produce, and livestock. Americans immediately attempted to protect the islands, although their efforts were a bit disjointed. Americans were still getting used to working with each other. Ultimately, General Israel Putnam (CT) was given overall command of an expedition to Noddle’s and Hogg Island. Colonel John Stark (NH) and Colonel John Nixon (MA) were also given command of troops. Stark and Nixon’s men left on the night of May 26 and crossed Chelsea Creek. After meeting some local patriots at the Chelsea meeting house (probably) on the morning of the 27th, they proceeded to gather livestock and to burn houses and barns. The British soon saw smoke from the fires and sent armed ships to block the Patriots. Putnam received a message from Stark and Nixon of this development and arrived with reinforcements at about 9 p.m. The newly reinforced Patriots fired on the British ship that had gone upstream (the HMS Diana), forcing it into a retreat. Diana ran ashore, and the British fled. Americans quickly took military supplies, then burned the ship. The explosion of the Diana at about 3 a.m. on May 28th brought the battle to a close, at least for a while. More activity would occur on the islands in the following days. But Americans had won another early victory! FULL STORY: TaraRoss.com #TDIH #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #throwback #classicalconversations #MAHistory #historybuff #sharethehistory

{TURN 2014-} I watched part of this show when it first came out, but for some reasons I didn't finish it. I've been watching it on Netflix now and am on episode 5. I'm really enjoying it! I like that fact that it's based off true events. The story centers around an American spy ring during the Revolutionary War. I highly recommend giving it a go!👌🏻

angry cabbage man, angry tavern wench, angry tall boy, angry boat dude (TURN: WASHINGTONS SPIES IS BACK FOR ITS FINAL SEASON ON JUNE 17TH MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOLKS)
#art #fanart #doodle #drawing #turn #turnwashingtonsspies #amcturn #turnamc #abrahamwoodhull #annastrong #benjamintallmadge #calebbrewster #jamiebell #heatherlind #sethnumrich #danielhenshall #americanrevolution #revolutionarywar #spy #spyring #setauket #SPIES
#THEYSPY @henshallson @heathergibs @turn_amc

Ms Drummond's class experiencing the Pilgrim!! #1776 #AmericanRevolution #PatriotStrong

Chaz Mena, our second Revolutionary in Residence, is a talented actor of stage and screen. We have a rare opportunity to see him perform Yo Solo, his one-man show interpreting the story of Spanish General Bernardo de Galvez and the 1781 siege of Pensacola.
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It may have been a long way from Virginia, but the battle for control of West Florida actually had direct implications for how the climactic Battle of Yorktown would play out.
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Click link in our profile to learn more in today’s Making History blog post, and meet Chaz Friday evening at the Kimball Theatre.
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#colonialwilliamsburg #18thcentury #history #americanrevolution

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A family that revolts together lives together.
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#War of Independence #Painting/#Drawing #NativeAmerican #Iroquois #Tribe #Warrior carrying a #BlueCoat #American #Soldier Uniform #Jacket #History Cold #Facts / Some Iroquois were #British (#RedCoat) allies in the #AmericanRevolution 1775-1783
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I couldn't leave the mid-Atlantic without a visit to the 5 week old #MuseumoftheAmericanRevolution, which was unbelievable. In addition to amazing objects (as in George Washington's tent and lots of other awesome things) are a number of vignettes that put faces to the names and stories of the #AmericanRevolution. And unlike most museum mannequins, these were great! With these vignettes the @amrevmuseum invited visitors to become revolutionaries, reminded us that the the war was not just about famous white men, and demonstrated the fact that history is a lot more messy than it appears in a textbook. It may have been 250 years ago, but the new museum proves that the story is still relevant, and still evolving. #howrevolutionary

@Regrann from @taraross1787 - On this day in 1775, Americans embark on an expedition to Noddle’s and Hogg Island in Boston Harbor. They would soon be engaged in the first naval engagement of the #AmericanRevolution. After the Battles of #Lexington and #Concord, the British found themselves under siege in #Boston. How would they get food and supplies? The question prompted scuffles over nearby local islands, which had farms, produce, and livestock. Americans immediately attempted to protect the islands, although their efforts were a bit disjointed. Americans were still getting used to working with each other. Ultimately, General Israel Putnam (CT) was given overall command of an expedition to Noddle’s and Hogg Island. Colonel John Stark (NH) and Colonel John Nixon (MA) were also given command of troops. Stark and Nixon’s men left on the night of May 26 and crossed Chelsea Creek. After meeting some local patriots at the Chelsea meeting house (probably) on the morning of the 27th, they proceeded to gather livestock and to burn houses and barns. The British soon saw smoke from the fires and sent armed ships to block the Patriots. Putnam received a message from Stark and Nixon of this development and arrived with reinforcements at about 9 p.m. The newly reinforced Patriots fired on the British ship that had gone upstream (the HMS Diana), forcing it into a retreat. Diana ran ashore, and the British fled. Americans quickly took military supplies, then burned the ship. The explosion of the Diana at about 3 a.m. on May 28th brought the battle to a close, at least for a while. More activity would occur on the islands in the following days. But Americans had won another early victory! FULL STORY: TaraRoss.com #TDIH #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #throwback #classicalconversations #MAHistory #historybuff #sharethehistory - #regrann

On this day in 1775, Americans embark on an expedition to Noddle’s and Hogg Island in Boston Harbor. They would soon be engaged in the first naval engagement of the #AmericanRevolution. After the Battles of #Lexington and #Concord, the British found themselves under siege in #Boston. How would they get food and supplies? The question prompted scuffles over nearby local islands, which had farms, produce, and livestock. Americans immediately attempted to protect the islands, although their efforts were a bit disjointed. Americans were still getting used to working with each other. Ultimately, General Israel Putnam (CT) was given overall command of an expedition to Noddle’s and Hogg Island. Colonel John Stark (NH) and Colonel John Nixon (MA) were also given command of troops. Stark and Nixon’s men left on the night of May 26 and crossed Chelsea Creek. After meeting some local patriots at the Chelsea meeting house (probably) on the morning of the 27th, they proceeded to gather livestock and to burn houses and barns. The British soon saw smoke from the fires and sent armed ships to block the Patriots. Putnam received a message from Stark and Nixon of this development and arrived with reinforcements at about 9 p.m. The newly reinforced Patriots fired on the British ship that had gone upstream (the HMS Diana), forcing it into a retreat. Diana ran ashore, and the British fled. Americans quickly took military supplies, then burned the ship. The explosion of the Diana at about 3 a.m. on May 28th brought the battle to a close, at least for a while. More activity would occur on the islands in the following days. But Americans had won another early victory! FULL STORY: TaraRoss.com #TDIH #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #throwback #classicalconversations #MAHistory #historybuff #sharethehistory

Pouring ice cold #secondamendment and #americanrevolution for the 4th Annual Heroes Inshore Slam #fishingtournament. Captains meeting about to kick off! #drinklocal #craftnotcrap #paleale #brownale #powmia #memorialday

The Jeremiah Towle House, 1910. In 1795, Colonel William S. Smith purchased a bucolic 23-acre tract of land overlooking the #EastRiver. Smith had served with distinction during the #AmericanRevolution. Following the war, he was appointed as an ambassador to London, where he met Abigail “Nabby” Adams, the daughter of #JohnAdams. The two hit it off, and were married in 1786. Returning to New York, he planned a grand mansion, which he enthusiastically dubbed “Mount Vernon on the East River” (others called it as Smith’s Folly). He experienced financial troubles (possibly due to outstanding gambling debts), and construction stopped. The property was sold to merchant William Robinson in 1798, who finished the manor house and built a stone carriage house. He listed the estate for sale in 1806, and the carriage house was soon converted into a tavern and clubhouse for a nearby racetrack. In 1826, Joseph Hart bought the old stable, expanding it and renaming it the Mount Vernon Hotel. It became a popular spot for folks to play cards, drink lemonade, eat local delicacies (such as fresh #oysters plucked right from the river, and turtle soup), and enjoy the lovely views. In 1833, Jeremiah Towle bought the hotel and converted it into a house. Towle was a well-known figure, later serving as one of the commissioners of #CentralPark. His descendants remained in the house until 1905. Over the years, the rolling hills and lush forest had given way to unsightly tenements and warehouses. The Towles sold the property to Standard Gas, which built noxious tanks right behind the house. In 1919, Jane Teller leased for an antique shop. Five years later, the Colonial Dames of America bought the house, making it into their headquarters and lovingly restoring it. They opened it to the public in 1939 as a #museum called the Abigail Adams Smith House (however, Nabby never did live here). In the 1980s, the Dames decided to focus on the period when it served as a hotel, changing the furniture and renaming it the Mount Vernon House Hotel. It still stands on East 61st Street near York Avenue, a little gem tucked away among the tall buildings #NYC #UpperEastSide #architecture #history #NYChistory

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