Henry's Big Kaboom: a children's sing-along ballad

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Henry’s Big Kaboom – Events

Upcoming Events

7:00-8:00 pm, July 23, 2019: Performance and booksigning at Copperfield's Book Store in the Montgomery Village Shopping Center, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.

Book Launch

In June of 2017, Mary launched Henry's Big Kaboom at Fort Ticonderoga, the place where the book’s story begins. Check out the video to the right in which she sings to the children. She hauled her ukulele from California to upstate New York for the occasion. (The video quality is poor, sorry, but you'll get the idea how this ballad can be performed.)

After the launch at Fort Ticonderoga, Mary drove the Henry Knox Trail visiting libraries along the way.

What is the Henry Knox Trail?

In 1926, when our nation celebrated the 150th anniversary of the American Revolution, the states of New York and Massachusetts placed 56 stone markers with brass plaques along the route Henry Knox and his Train of Artillery took from Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Massachusetts — the very story of this book. Did you know that all but two of the original markers are still there? You can find the first one in the middle of the Parade Ground at Fort Ticonderoga.


The last one stands facing the Common in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where on January 24, 1776, Henry proudly presented his 'Noble Train of Artillery' to George Washington.

To obtain your own free guide to following this trail, visit the Hudson River Valley Institute web site:

http://www.hudsonrivervalley.org/.