Members of The New York State Society of the Cincinnati are involved with a number of activities throughout the year. These include both educational and historical celebrations in the state of New York as well as on a national level. In addition, the society supports historical research and preservation with specific projects. Recently, these efforts have included:
Annual financial support for the upkeep and development of the grounds and building of historic Mount Gulian in Fishkill, NY, the physical birthplace of the Society of the Cincinnati, across the Hudson River from the New Windsor Cantonment. This support also extends to financial and in-kind contributions for the Cincinnati Room at Mount Gulian; a special museum area dedicated to telling the history of the Cincinnati with words, pictures and historical artifacts.
Annual sponsorship of the New York State Society of the Cincinnati George Washington Distinguished Scholar of the Year, funding research and writings dealing with the Revolution. Thomas J. Fleming, prolific author and Honorary New York Cincinnati Member is the current holder of this position.
The annual presentation of a saber to the outstanding cadet in History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. This special award is made each year by a member of the society and was funded by a grant from the Lutterloh family in honor of Blanche Lutterloh.
The participation of members of the New York Cincinnati in the annual Flag Day parade in New York City sponsored by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York and by major patriotic organizations.
Annual support to the General Society of the Cincinnati, both from individual members and from our New York Society.
Support for, and participation in special events of a related nature, such as the "March to Yorktown."
Participation in 2015 of the celebration of the arrival in the United States of the frigate l'Hermione, the replica of the ship that brought Lafayette to the Colonies in 1780.
The New York Society is the sponsor of the Triennial in 2022. Preparations are being made for the event, which is expected to be held in the City of New York.
The Society of the Cincinnati is hosting the 4th annual Master Teachers Program for middle school and high school teachers at Anderson House June 21-27, 2016. Interested teachers should submit an original Revolutionary War lesson plan that addresses one or more of the Institute's Revolutionary War Literacy topics - a list of twenty-five people and events of the Revolutionary War all historically literate Americans should be able to identify. The lesson plan should span two class periods and corresponds to state or Common Core standards. Participants will be selected based on the potential of their lessons to enrich student understanding and appreciation of the Revolutionary War and the Society's collections to enrich those lessons. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 13, 2016. More details can be found in this flyer, or contact Eleesha Tucker, Director of Education, with questions.