History may be right in your backyard as we visit nearly 100 forgotten NJ places of America’s most important war.
From Bob Mayers’ publisher, American History Press:
“We’re proud to note that today the New Jersey Star Ledger newspaper published a very positive review of AHP author Bob Mayers’ new book, Revolutionary New Jersey: Forgotten Towns and Crossroads of the American Revolution.” The review can be read by clicking here: http://starledger.nj.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=03e45fcdd
The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail follows the marching path of allied French and Continental armies from Newport, RI and Newburgh, NY to Yorktown, VA during the Revolutionary War. This trail marks the war’s largest coordinated troop movement of these allied forces, and thousands of soldiers traveled these hundreds of miles to combat their British counterparts at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781.
At Yorktown, the combined strength of General George Washington’s Continental Army,…[Read More]
Every property preserved by D&R Greenway comes with its own story. Part of D&R Greenway’s work to inspire a conservation ethic comes from our knowledge that there are many different paths that people follow to preserving and caring for the land. Every once in a while a truly special opportunity presents itself for preservation to make someone’s dreams come true.
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Greetings, National Trails System Communication Leads!
To encourage young adults to become more involved in the National Trails System multiple agencies will fund a scholarships for young leaders to attend the 2018 National Trails System Conference. Young adult participants will be an active part of the dialogue about outreach and the future of these trails. Selected participants should come ready to explore, learn, and engage!
Topics will include, though are not limited to;…[Read More]
The Threat: An unprotected 50-acre parcel of land on the Yorktown battlefield and surrounded by the Colonial National Historical Park, has been zoned and platted for a subdivision of 100 houses. This enormous subdivision would be named “Battlefield Bluffs” for its historical significance, but its construction would completely destroy the integrity of this sector of the battlefield.
Archaeological fieldwork has been conducted on only a very small portion of the parcel to date. Experts tell us it is highly likely that important artifacts,…[Read More]
Bridgewater’s 36-acre Wemple/Lang property is an important local treasure. This historic land on Foothill and Steele Gap Roads sits along routes taken by George Washington’s Continental Army throughout the American Revolution. It later was the home of William Lester Wemple, a noted public official in the early 20th century. Today the land is owned by Steven Lang, who has received subdivision approval for 15 residential lots. Mr. Lang has given us a unique opportunity to permanently preserve this land if we can raise the necessary funds by June 6,…[Read More]
W3R-US Chair Kim Burdick recently appointed Nicole Guggenheim Yancey of Yorktown, VA to serve a three-year term on the board of directors. She is Honorary Counsel of France in Virginia, Emerita. She has been actively involved with the work of W3R-US for many years and was the originator of Yorktown Days.
Yancey is a recipient of the French Legion of Honor, a prestigious award – founded in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte – that’s handed out to only about 3,000 French citizens annually….[Read More]
On Saturday, May 26, 2018, historic preservation groups held the Second Annual Heroes of Fishkill event commemorating the town’s Revolutionary War patriots. This year’s gathering, with an estimated 75 attendees, featured presentations on Revolutionary War medicine, the Colonial families of Fishkill, and LaFayette’s travel through Fishkill in May 1780, a talk given by Dr. Robert A. Selig, Historian and Consultant to the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.
Congratulations to the new officers: Kim Burdick (DE) – Chair. Larry Abell (MD) – Treasurer and Jennifer Carver (VA) – Corresponding Secretary
The following new board members were elected to serve three-year terms:
Kevin Vincent (DC/Northern VA)
Ellen Moyer (MD)
Julie Diddell (NY)
Jeff Canning (NY)
Isabel Evelein, Honorary Counsel of France, Harford CN
The following board members were re-elected to three-year terms:
Kathy Faulks (NJ)
Denise Dennis (PA)
Veronica Eid (DE)
Alan Hoffman,…[Read More]