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Revolutionary War re-enactors help celebrate George Washington's 281st (Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Revolutionary War re-enactors help celebrate George Washington's 281st birthday at the Jacob Purdy House in White Plains. (Feb. 17, 2013)

Washington's birthday celebrated at historical site in White Plains

George Washington's 281st birthday was celebrated as part of the Presidents Day holiday weekend at the Jacob Purdy House in White Plains. Washington used the Westchester County home from 1776 to 1778 as his military headquarters as head of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732. (Feb. 17, 2013)

Revolutionary War re-enactors help celebrate George Washington's 281st
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Revolutionary War re-enactors help celebrate George Washington's 281st birthday at the Jacob Purdy House in White Plains. (Feb. 17, 2013)

Revolutionary War re-enactors help celebrate George Washington's 281st
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Revolutionary War re-enactors help celebrate George Washington's 281st birthday at the Jacob Purdy House in White Plains. (Feb. 17, 2013)

Mariah Grillo helps celebrate George Washington's 281st birthday
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Mariah Grillo helps celebrate George Washington's 281st birthday at the Jacob Purdy House in White Plains. (Feb. 17, 2013)

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The Jacob Purdy House in White Plains is
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

The Jacob Purdy House in White Plains is decked out to celebrate George Washington's 281st birthday. (Feb. 17, 2013)

Revolutionary War re-enactors help celebrate George Washington's 281st
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Revolutionary War re-enactors help celebrate George Washington's 281st birthday at the Jacob Purdy House in White Plains. (Feb. 17, 2013)

White Plains locals pledge allegiance to the flag
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

White Plains locals pledge allegiance to the flag at the Jacob Purdy House in honor of George Washington's 281st birthday. (Feb. 17, 2013)

Revolutionary War re-enactors help celebrate George Washington's 281st
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Revolutionary War re-enactors help celebrate George Washington's 281st birthday at the Jacob Purdy House in White Plains. (Feb. 17, 2013)

George Washington, played by Michael Grillo, cuts the
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

George Washington, played by Michael Grillo, cuts the cake at an event celebrating George Washington's 281st birthday at Jacob Purdy House in White Plains. (Feb. 17, 2013)

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Revolutionary War artifacts are on display at an
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Revolutionary War artifacts are on display at an event celebrating George Washington's 281st birthday at Jacob Purdy House in White Plains. (Feb. 17, 2013)

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