PLATTSBURGH — While the bulk of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration takes place next weekend, the 10-day event kicks off tonight with the traditional British Invasion Dinner.
The celebration continues through Sunday, Sept. 15. Admission to concerts and other events comes with purchase of a $10 button for ages 18 and older; kids get in free. Buy buttons at sites around the area.
Here’s a look at highlights (all events are in Plattsburgh unless otherwise noted):
6 to 9 p.m.: British Invasion Dinner, live music, American Legion Post 20, Quarry Road.
10 to 11 a.m.: Dewey’s Tavern memorial ceremony and dedication, intersection of Route 276 and Prospect HiII Road, Champlain.
1 to 2 p.m.: Culver Hill memorial ceremony and dedication, Culver Hill Historic Park, Route 22, Beekmantown (2 miIes north of Route 374 intersection).
2 to 3 p.m.: Halsey’s Corners memorial ceremony, corner of Halsey Court and Boynton Avenue.
5 to 6 p.m.: Welcome ceremony at the encampment of British re-enactors at the Scott House, the site of Gen. Prevost’s temporary headquarters in Chazy.
7 to 9 p.m.: Towne Meeting concert, Chazy Central Rural School.
2 to 4 p.m.: “Nine Days a Soldier: The Story of Aikens Volunteers in the War of 1812,” book lecture and signing by Dr. Jay Demarse, Press-Republican Theater, War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road.
7 to 8:30 p.m.: “Rockets, Bombs and Bayonets: A Concise History of the Royal Marines and Other British and Canadian Forces in Defense of Canada,” book lecture and signing by Alex Craig, Press-Republican Theater, War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road.
7 to 9 p.m.: Compass Rose concert (formerly Back Porch Band), Stafford Theater, Clinton Community College.
7 to 9 p.m.: Bluegrass Gospel Project concert, Stafford Theater, Clinton Community ColIege.
5 to 5:30 p.m.: Memorial Ceremony, Old Post Cemetery, near Lake Forest Assisted Living Facility on the old side of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base.