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W3R-US Bulletin February 2021

February 20th, 2021

The Bulletin

A monthly publication of The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association

FEBRUARY 2021           On the Web: www.w3r-us.org           Vol. 1, No. 2 

After Dinner Conversations Feb. 25: The Southern Campaign

The Southern Campaign and the Relationship to the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail will be the subject of our next virtual After Dinner Conversations, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Dr. Robert Selig,…[Read More]

W3R’s Giving Tuesday 2020 Fundraising Drive

November 30th, 2020



“Gift a shirt. Get a shirt” W3R-US is getting youth excited about the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.

Donations help in the design and distribution of  t-shirts for youth who visit the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail historic sites during the 2021 Bike and Kayak Tour. For a donation of $75 or more, one can get a FREE shirt.

Donate here!…[Read More]

Water Trails of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail in the Hudson River Valley in 1781 and 1782: A Historical Overview and Resource Inventory

November 25th, 2020

The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA), in cooperation with the National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (W3R-US) is pleased to announce the publication of Water Trails of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail in the Hudson River Valley in 1781 and 1782: A Historical Overview and Resource Inventory. The paper was painstakingly researched and written by Dr. Robert A. Selig, Historian of the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail. This paper was produced in 2020 with financial support provided by the HRVNHA….[Read More]

News from Yorktown VA

October 21st, 2020

Comte de Grasse Chapter NSDAR celebrates an Anniversary!

A chapter anniversary? Nope, the Custom House’s 300th anniversary! To mark the event, chapter member Toni Gay’s husband, Rick Gay was asked to reproduce the warehouse configuration of 1720 as a Custom House museum display. Instead of sand and clay, he used 4300 LEGO bricks working about 77 hours to design and build the model after consulting restoration blueprints from 1929 which gave hints of original details….[Read More]

COMMEMORATE YORKTOWN DAY

October 19th, 2020

Today marks the 239th anniversary of America’s momentous 1781 victory at Yorktown. Each year on October 19, Yorktown Day commemorates the surrender of General Cornwallis’ British and German troops at Yorktown to General Washington’s Allied American and French troops in 1781 and honors the sacrifices of those who fought to win American independence. The surrender was the last major military action of the American Revolution, effectively securing independence for the American colonies following a six-and-a-half-year military struggle….[Read More]

Revolutionary Westchester 250 Launches Video Series

October 16th, 2020



Revolutionary Westchester 250 (RW250.org) announced a new effort that will further the goal of building public awareness of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. A series of videos, “Explore Westchester County’s Revolutionary War Sites” will be produced and shared freely with the public by RW250 and interested partners in the coming months. The video “King’s Ferry/Verplanck’s Point” is available now as a preview of the upcoming series….[Read More]

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail Featured in New Book!

October 12th, 2020

The Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail is featured in America’s National Historic Trails: Walking the Trails of History. Unknown to many travelers, the National Park Service of the United States has established a national historic trails system that’s perfectly designed for planning patriotic versions of the Great American Road Trip. Totaling 31,000 miles in 41 states, the 19 routes of the NHT system are organized by all-American themes both triumphant and tragic,…[Read More]

Museum of the American Revolution Set to Reopen Sept. 3, with Special Member Access Beginning August 20

August 7th, 2020

Special Exhibition When Women Lost the Vote to Open Oct. 2

The Museum of the American Revolution is scheduled to reopen to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, with special access for Museum Members beginning Thursday, August 20. To ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience, the Museum has implemented new health and safety measures, including reduced capacity, advance online ticket purchasing, and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols….[Read More]

New Publications From W3R-US Advisors Available!

August 4th, 2020

W3R-US historian Robert Selig has just released new research on “The Franco-American Encampment in the Town of Greenburgh, 6 July – 18 August 1781: A Historical Overview and Resource Inventory (Greenburgh, NY: Town of Greenburgh, 2020).”

It’s 260 pages long with dozens of maps and is available for free download here: https://greenburghny.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=570&ARC=716

Or here: https://www.odellrochambeau.org/news/free-book-about-the-franco-american-philipsburg-encampment-available-now

A new book featuring ten essays on the Ten Key Campaigns of the American Revolution features the work of not one –…[Read More]

W3R-DE Revolutionary War Mural Project

July 28th, 2020

As Delaware prepares for the 2026 American birthday celebration,  the W3R Delaware teamed up with the Brandywine Partners historic group, to bring additional Revolutionary War history into the 18th century colonial village.  In the 1770 the village was home to a group of Quaker Flour Millers who used the Brandywine River for power.  During the Rev War, such leaders as Gen Washington, Gen Lafayette and Gen Wayne visited the Village. In 1781 the combined Washington Rochambeau Armies marched thru the village and returned in 1782. …[Read More]