PLATTSBURGH — Drums echoing the beat of war fought long ago will keep the beat today as the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend parade travels through the city.
It steps off at 1 p.m. from the Elks’ Club on Cumberland Head, moves to City Hall Place and ends at Durkee Street.
The parade is among a multitude of activities today and Sunday that mark the anniversary of the stunning American triumph over the British during the Battle of Plattsburgh in September 1814.
A $10 commemorative button designed by Seton Academy student Garrett Lemza give entries to all events except the Cannonball Run and horse rides at the Village Fair.
Here is the schedule:
Cannonball Run registration, Old Base Oval, races at 9 a.m. 5 and 10K fun runs, $35, 1-mile Fun Run/Walk
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
Farmer’s Market, Durkee Street.
1814 Battle Re-enactment, Spellman Road, Beekmantown; Saratoga replica demonstration, Champlain Monument, Cumberland Avenue; Fife-and-drum and pipe-and-drum units perform, Trinity Park and downtown area; Fun With Boats, build and sail your own small ship, 30 City Hall Place; Kent-Delord House Museum open for tours, 17 Cumberland Ave.; U.S. Navy Band Northeast concert at CVPH Medical Center, 75 Beekman St.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
Boy Scout Battle of Plattsburgh Stamp Cancellation, Trinity Park; cachet until 4 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
Boy Scout Historic Trail, starts at Trinity Park.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
Alice T. Miner Collection, Chazy; 1814 Military Encampment on Kent-Delord House museum grounds, ; Battle Bots! Interactive activities for children and adults, Trinity Park; 1814 Craft Demonstrations, City Hall steps; and, on the Old Base Museum Campus, Battle of Plattsburgh Association, War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road; Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, 12 Museum Way; and Clinton County Historical Association Museum, 98 Ohio Ave.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
Confiance anchor exhibit, talk by Bill Van Stockum, City Hall, second floor; Macdonough Monument self-guided tours (closed during parade); Kids’ Games, Trinity Park; Historic Trinity Episcopal Church, Trinity Place, open for self-guided tours.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
Historic First Presbyterian Church, self-guided tours, 34 Brinkerhoff Street.
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.:
Israel Green Tavern, vintage dining and entertainment. (closed 1:30 to 4 p.m.),18 Trinity Place.
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:
Battle of Plattsburgh Challenge Cup, bateau race, Champlain Monument, Cumberland Avenue.
11 a.m. to noon:
The Rogues trio, Israel Green Tavern; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Dear Lucy, vocalist.
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.:
Parade Warm-up Variety Show by the Gratto Family Jugglers, City Hall steps area.
12:15 p.m.: Kids’ Muster, immediately followed by Kids’ Parade, Trinity Park.
Big Parade, immediately followed by Beat Retreat with massed bands, City Hall steps area. Roducky Derby follows at the Macdonough Monument and then the Rotary Bed Race, City Hall Place.
Fashion Show, Kent-Delord House Barn, 17 Cumberland Ave.
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.:
The Greenbeans concert, Israel Green Tavern.
5 to 6 p.m.:
Eliza Mooers Historic District Walking Tour, Macdonough Monument.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.:
Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Band of Cobourg, Ontario, Stafford Middle School auditorium, 15 Broad St.
8 to 11 p.m.:
Macomb Ball, English Country Dancing led by dance masters Gilchrist and Kokernot, with live period music by MGRP String Trio, Elk’s Club, 56 Cumberland Ave.
8 to 11 p.m.:
Too Tall String Band concert, Israel Green Tavern.
8 and 10 a.m.:
19th-century Anglican Church services, Trinity Episcopal Church.
Worship service with 1814 elements, First Presbyterian Church, 34 Brinkerhoff St.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
Children’s Old-Time Village Fair with Tom Hanford, story teller and performer; horseback rides; arts and crafts; dolls and teddy bears; old-time country store, Macdonough Monument grounds.
10 a.m. to noon.:
Fun With Boats. 30 City Hall Place.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
Fife-and-Drum and Pipe-and-Drum units, musical performances, downtown area; Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel, U.S. Oval, Old Base.10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 1814 Military Encampment on grounds of Kent-Delord House Museum, 17 Cumberland Ave; Confiance anchor exhibit, talks by Bill Van Stockum, second floor of City Hall; 1814 Craft demonstrations by guides from Montreal’s Chateau Ramezay Museum, on grounds near City Hall; Kids’ Games, Trinity Park; Boy Scouts Booth Cachet, Trinity Park; Boy Scout Historic Trail, Trinity Park; Live Plucky Rooster display, Macdonough Monument; and, on the Old Base Museum Campus, Battle of Plattsburgh Association, War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road; Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, 12 Museum Way; and Clinton County Historical Association Museum, 98 Ohio Ave.
10 to 4 p.m.:
Plucky Rooster sculpture display, Macdonough Monument; awards at 11 a.m. Noon: Live Plucky Rooster awards, Macdonough Monument.
11 to 11:30 a.m.:
Saratoga replica demonstration, Champlain Monument.
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.:
Musical Menagerie and Chimneyside Tales, performed by Tom Hooker Hanford, at the Children’s Old-Time Village Fair, Champlain Monument.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
Israel Green Tavern, vintage dining and entertainment, 18 Trinity Place.
11 to 11:45 a.m.:
Stan Ransom, the Connecticut Peddler, vocals, Israel Green Tavern.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
Shape Note singing, second floor, City Hall.
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.:
Soup Cook Off, sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness: Champlain Valley, City Hall Place.
Noon to 2 p.m.:
Alice Knight and Speedy Arnold, concert, Israel Green Tavern.
Kids’ Muster, immediately followed by Kids’ Parade, Trinity Park.
Noon to 3 p.m.:
Macdonough Monument self-guided tours.1 p.m.: 1814 Battle Re-enactment. Narration by Keith Herkalo, Champlain Monument.
1 to 3 p.m.:
Historic Trinity Episcopal Church, self-guided tours, Trinity Park.Buy the commorative buttons at: Corner-Stone Book Shop, 110 Margaret St; North Country Co-op, 25 Bridge St; Battle of Plattsburgh Association, 31 Washington Road; Kent-Delord House Museum, 11 Cumberland Ave; Aubuchon Hardware, 38 Skyway Shopping Center: Rulf’s Orchard, Bear Swamp Road in Peru, Key Bank branches; NBT Bank, Margaret St and Route 3; and Studleys Printing, Route 9.
Learn more at: http://www.champlain1812.com/calendar.html.