The “Battle of Plattsburgh 2020 Virtual Commemoration” will be presented online at 1814inc.com starting Aug. 23.
It will feature 30-minute videos of various BOP related events and activities, interviews, music and other 1814 related info. Mountain Lake PBS will air two movies “The Final Invasion” and “Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial Commemoration,” which includes interviews with long term committee volunteers. WIRY radio will also broadcast interviews and music related to the battle.
There will be commemoration ceremonies open to the public at various 1814 historic sites in Plattsburgh and surrounding areas.
The organizers received a “Special Interest Grant” from the nationally renowned William. G. Pomeroy Foundation to help support the program.
“The Pomeroy Foundation is delighted to award this grant to support the virtual presentation of the Battle of Plattsburgh,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Trustee of the Pomeroy Foundation. “We applaud the 1814 Commemoration Inc. for its efforts to create a digital space, including a new website, where visitors can learn about and reflect upon this significant history.”
See 1814inc.com for a complete schedule of events.