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
June 17: NY - Dedication of Interpretive Panel at Peekskill
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) consisted of 13 days of festivities on March 23-April 4, 2017. There was 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.
See their website,

2017-04-19 (Thursday) in Philadelphia PA:  
The Museum of the American Revolution (MAR) had 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."

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

2017-04-22 to 23 (Saturday-Sunday) in Philadelphia PA:  
The Thirteenth Annual Membership Meeting of the W3R®-US included a tour of the Museum of the American Revolution, a luncheon honoring recently-retired Trail Superintendent Joe DiBello, the Annual Meeting, a discussion of prospective projects, and a tour of Independence National Park sites

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2017-06-17   Peekskill NY -- Dedication of a New W3R® marker
The W3R®-NY has worked with the National Park Service (which paid for the signs), the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, and the Hudson River Valley Greenway to design and fabricate fifteen signs related to the W3R®. The latest sign to be installed is at Peekskill NY. The ceremony will be about an hour-and-a-half long. The Town of Peeksill has also scheduled a Juneteenth Parade in the same locale, immediately following this dedication.

Richard Leins' (City Manager) invitation says, "On behalf of the City of Peekskill, I would like to invite you to an important event. On June 17, 2017, at 1PM the City of Peekskill is holding a dedication ceremony to recognize the significant role that French and American troops played in achieving U.S. Independence. This date coincides with the State-wide 'Path Through History' Weekend, and is being publicized on the 'I Love New York' website.

"Mayor Frank Catalina will welcome all to the event, Colonel Jim Johnson, Military Historian of the Hudson River Valley, will provide the keynote address, and City Historian Frank Goderre will add Peekskill's perspective. Peekskill was honored to be one of fifteen sites in New York State to receive these “Path to Victory” plaques from the National Park Service. These exhibits celebrate Peekskill's role in the historic march of the French and American Continental troops on their way to and from the successful siege of Yorktown, Virginia in 1781 and 1782.

"The event will take place at the Downtown Gazebo at the corner of North Division Street and Park Street at 1pm, with a reception to follow at the Peekskill Museum.

"We would be honored if you would join us for this important historic event. All are invited; we welcome the distribution of the attached flyer to your mailing list.

2017-10-18   Yorktown VA -- The Fall Board meeting of the W3R®-US
will be held at the NPS Yorktown Visitor Center from 2:00 PM to 4:45 PM. All members are welcome to attend.

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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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