Marshall House elects Distinguished Historian

Friederike Baer elected The Marshall House Distinguished Historian


The Marshall House is pleased to announce the election of Friederike Baer as The Marshall House Distinguished Historian.

Professor Baer is a leading researcher and writer of the American Revolution on participation by troops from German principalities fighting alongside the British Army.

Her book Hessians was awarded the 2023 Society of the Cincinnati Prize and the 2022 American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia's Book Award.

Professor Baer continues to research in preparation of further publication.  Her website is .

The Saratoga, NY area is fortunate to have presentations by this eminent researcher. She has spoken at the Saratoga Battlefield, and at the Women in War Symposiums originated by The Marshall House.

This is the first such recognition by The Marshall House Inc., not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to educate the general public about the historical role of women in war, with a particular emphasis on the American Revolutionary War.  Part of the organization’s work is to support preservation of the historic Marshall House in Schuylerville, New York.



The Apple Cottage


In 1957 a small two storey cottage was built beside a small brook, now dammed to create a pond in the woods, some thirty yards behind The Marshall House. This structure and its furnishings, some brought from the owner’s homes in Kyoto and Tokyo, are inspired by Japanese domestic architecture.

Like its parent, The Marshall House, it is constructed of local materials. Within and without the walls are of pine, the ground floor is slate flagstone from a nearby quarry and the roof, too, is slate.

Interior features include a cryptomeria stair railing with mulberry balustrade and cherry false rafters from Japan supporting a sawali split bamboo mat ceiling from the Philippine Islands. The bedroom ceiling is covered with grass paper brought from Korea. On a sign beside its doorway “Apple Cottage” is written in both Japanese and English.

This winsome little house is used as an occasional residence, as a guest house and as a studio for the owner’s wife, a well-known composer[1]. This secluded cottage with its pleasant associations is a lovely daughter of The Marshall House.