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Black History Month: African Americans in the Revolutionary War

February 19th, 2019

Long before the United States Colored Troops (USCT) fought in the American Civil War to help free their people from the shackles of slavery, African Americans fought for liberty in the American Revolution. They fought on both sides. They fought as slaves or free men. Few of them gained recognition for their efforts – but they laid the groundwork for what would come. Here are 5 things you may not know about African Americans in the Revolutionary War….[Read More]

Revolutionary Partnership Preserves Land on Middlebrook Encampment Making 100-Year-Old WW II Veteran’s Dreams Come True

February 13th, 2019

Princeton, N.J.—There are heroes who are commemmorated for a single act of courage. And then there are the heroes who continue winning battles for the betterment of humankind. Bob Vaucher of Bridgewater Township, who is 100 years old, falls into the latter category of continuous battle winner.

As a lieutenant colonel, Vaucher flew 117 combat missions during World War II. He led the squadron of planes that flew over the USS Missouri as Gen….[Read More]

Protect America’s Battlefields!

February 4th, 2019

For the first time in history, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the federal Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants Program at $15 million. While the Senate was unable to likewise advance reauthorizing legislation before the end of the year, your efforts moved the ball farther than ever before. Dozens of representatives and senators are now on record in support of preserving our nation’s battlefields — thanks to you!

I am pleased to report that we now have a chance to pass a bill that will ensure this program remains one of the strongest weapons in our arsenal for years to come!

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Save 94 Acres at Two Revolutionary War Battlefields in New York State

January 31st, 2019

For the first time in the Trust’s history, we have an opportunity to save hallowed ground at the site of the famous Battle of Saratoga, a major turning point in the Revolutionary War.

 

For the first time in the Trust’s history, we have an opportunity to save hallowed ground at the site of the famous Battle of Saratoga, a major turning point in the Revolutionary War….[Read More]

American Revolution: Winter at Valley Forge

December 22nd, 2018

The encampment at Valley Forge took place from December 19, 1777 through June 19, 1778 and served as winter quarters for General George Washington…[Read More]‘s Continental Army. Having suffered a string of defeats that fall, including losing the capital of Philadelphia to the British, the Americans made camp for the winter outside of the city. While at Valley Forge, the army endured a chronic supply crisis but largely remained as well fed and clothed as it did during the previous campaigning season.

Vacancy Announcement: Program Manager (Trail Manager) at WARO

December 20th, 2018

The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (WARO) invites you to apply for the GS-0301-12 Program Manager (Trail Manager).  WARO was designated as a National Historic Trail in March 2009 and commemorates more than 680 miles of land and water trails followed by the allied armies under Generals Washington and Count Rochambeau. The route spans nine states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.  …[Read More]

31 Days of Giving is Underway!

December 5th, 2018

Our 31 Days of Giving campaign has begun and we’re hoping we can count on YOU!

We’re working to raise $1,000,000 for America’s national parks by December 31. But to reach this goal and continue our work to protect our national parks in the year ahead, we need your help….[Read More]

That’s what we do here at the National Park Foundation — we protect, preserve, and improve America’s national parks.