Public Events and Commemorations 
for the W3R® during 2017

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March 31: DE - Voices of the Past
April 01: VA - American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
April 19: PA - Museum of the American Revolution
April 22-23:PA - W3R®-US Annual Meeting
FALL - W3R®-US Fall Board Meeting

March 30, 2017, is the Eighth Anniversary of the

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route

as a National Historic Trail.

2017-03-31 to 04-01 (Friday and Saturday) in Wilmington DE:  
Voices of the Past: Black Patriots of the American Revolution
A symposium of African-American scholars of national reputation, combined with first-person portrayals by experienced re-enactors. Children's books and others will be available to be autographed by the authors.
Details and Invitation

2017-04-01 (Saturday) in Yorktown VA:  
The Grand Opening Celebration of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (ARMY) will commence with 13 days of festivities on March 23-April 4, 2017, with a patriotic salute to America's 13 original states, a dedication ceremony on April 1, tours of expansive gallery exhibits, and military music and 18th-century interpretive experiences in the newly expanded Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm.

"Through comprehensive indoor gallery exhibits, immersive films and outdoor living history, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will offer a truly national perspective, conveying a sense of the transformational nature and epic scale of the Revolution and the richness and complexity of the country's Revolutionary heritage.

"Ceremonies honoring the legacy of the first 13 states in the United States of America will take place each day in the order that they ratified the Constitution -- Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island. A dedication ceremony on April 1, featuring Virginia, will officially launch the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown."
-- quoted from their website,

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2017-04-19 (Thursday) in Philadelphia PA:  
The Museum of the American Revolution (MAR) will have its grand opening. on the same spring date as when -- some two hundred and forty-two years ago -- "a shot rang out across the North Bridge in Concord, Mass., igniting the Revolutionary War and changing the course of history forever. Located in Philadelphia, the headquarters of the American Revolution, the Museum brings to life the dramatic story of our nation's founding."

Opening Day Schedule

== 8:00 AM: Washington Square Park - Open to the public
The public opening will begin with a reflective and reverential tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution in Washington Square (near Independence Hall).

== 9:00 AM: Independence Hall - Open to the public
The program will continue with pageantry and patriotic fanfare in front of Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center.

== 10:30 AM Opening Ceremony - Ticket Required (see web link below) The official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin in the Museum's outdoor plaza.

Read the Full Program of Events

How to Watch It: The opening events will be live-streamed online and on video screens at the Museum's plaza. C-SPAN3 also will be airing the event live.

The museum's founding and primary benefactor is H.F. (Gerry) Lehnfest. In addition to viewing artifacts with interpretive text, visitors will have interactive experiences with the debates, battles, and imprisonments that characterized our struggle for liberty and independence. Home page of the MAR

2017-04-22 to 23 (Saturday-Sunday) in Philadelphia PA:  
The Thirteenth Annual Membership Meeting of the W3R®-US
Saturday, April 22
   Morning: Breakfast and a Private Tour of the Museum of the American Revolution
   Afternoon: Luncheon honoring Joe DiBello / Annual Meeting
Sunday, April 23-- Morning: Tour of Independence National Park Sites
For details see Invitation to the Annual Meeting
Members and candidates for Director or office must pay 2017 dues in advance or at the door of the Annual Meeting. See the 2017 Membership Form

2017-10-??:   DATE IS NOT YET SET Yorktown VA -- The Fall Board meeting of the W3R®-US
will be held at the NPS Yorktown Visitor Center. All members are welcome to attend.
Details will be posted here later.

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October 19, 2017, is the 236th Anniversary of the

Surrender of the British at Yorktown to

Generals Washington and Rochambeau.

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