Flat Andre Visits the Old Dutch Church Part 2

I can’t resist adding a second part to my original post. The most incredible thing happened yesterday at the Old Dutch. For the first time any of us can remember, we had a Hessian visit the church. Now when we tell the story of the Headless Horseman, we also touch on the role that Hessian mercenaries played in the American Revolution, especially in the area around the Old Dutch Church and Sleepy Hollow. Let us take a moment to remember this grievance against King George the III as it is enumerated in the Declaration of Independence: Continue reading “Flat Andre Visits the Old Dutch Church Part 2”

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Flat Andre Visits The Old Dutch Church

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British actor JJ Feild as Major John Andre in the AMC production TURN.

We are used to having fans of the first internationally acclaimed American writer, Washington Irving, visit The Old Dutch Church and Burial Ground. Followers of the various television and film adaptations of his story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” are always on site looking for tell-tale signs of the Headless Horseman. But we have a new fandom visiting us – followers of the AMC series TURN, Continue reading “Flat Andre Visits The Old Dutch Church”

July 4th, 2016 at the Old Dutch

Well, I missed Saturday at the Old Dutch on July 2nd. I was stuck in Chicago because 2500 flights were cancelled or delayed on July 1st due to thunderstorm activity in the Northeast shutting down all of the airports. My only option was to wait it out in the Courtyard Marriott and suck it up until I could get “Outta Chicago O’Hare” on Sunday. Note to self, business conferences should not end on the day before a major holiday weekend. Continue reading “July 4th, 2016 at the Old Dutch”