New York State Museum Opens Exhibition: “The Fidelity Medal: Treason at West Point” on September 29

The Fidelity Medal

This article originally appeared in a New York State Education Department press release.

Rare Fidelity Medal, the Great Chain Links, and Images of the André Papers from the Revolutionary Era on Display 

The New York State Museum will open The Fidelity Medal: Treason at West Point Exhibition on Friday, September 29, State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced today. On display through December 2023, the exhibition will feature important historical artifacts and information related to the American Revolutionary War, including the rare Fidelity Medallion, the first military medal authorized by the United States Congress; three links from the Great Chain, which was once part of a chain boom constructed across the Hudson River at West Point created to prevent British ships from sailing north from New York City; and papers found on British Army Major André when he was captured. Read more...