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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]

W3R Mourns the Loss of Phil Anders, Longtime W3R-PA Treasurer

July 28th, 2020

W3R-PA treasurer, Philip M Anders died on July 21, 2020 after a long battle with cancer.  He was 76.  Phil attended the first W3R organization meeting in 2005 at the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia and agreed to serve as Pennsylvania treasurer soon thereafter, serving these 15 years until his passing.

He was a retired banking executive, a graduate of Lycoming College, who devoted himself to patriotic causes and organizations, particularly with the Sons of the American Revolution. …[Read More]

W3R-US Statement Of Inclusion

June 4th, 2020

On April 4, 2020, the Board of Directors of W3R-US formally adopted the following Statement of Inclusion, which is closely modeled on that of the Partnership for the National Trails System:

Draft Statement of Inclusion for W3R-US

The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association recognizes that national historic trails are a powerful way to connect with nature, history and culture. These trails cultivate a society that values protection and stewardship for our natural,…[Read More]

Donate to W3R this Giving Tuesday!

May 5th, 2020

Hello,

Staying a strong organization to serve the public. That’s why W3R-US is raising money on this Giving Tuesday.

COVID-19 is throwing a punch at our work. But with your donation you can help keep W3R-US fun programs going so you and others can attend and enjoy such things as the W3R-US bicycle tour along the entire trail, the Junior Passport Series in NY and the victory commemoration in Yorktown,…[Read More]

Park Day 2020 Postponed

March 17th, 2020

Hello Friends,

Due to the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the American Battlefield Trust is officially postponing Park Day 2020. We understand that the coming weeks are unpredictable, and it is a challenge for individual sites to plan a volunteer event. The health and safety of our supporters, partners, and friends is our most important consideration in this matter.

As always, individual Park Day events are scheduled and organized by our dedicated site managers at their own discretion….[Read More]

GOP Resistance Emerges Over Trump-Backed Conservation Package

March 14th, 2020

Brian Dabbs @briandabbs

Offshore drilling has become a sticking point as senators attempt to move forward on a conservation measure.

Click here for an online message to Senators we encourage you to send. 

A pitched battle is set between rank-and-file Republicans and President Trump over a conservation package that could shape the Senate majority in the next Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is teeing up a pricey bill to slash the national-parks maintenance backlog and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund,…[Read More]

Volunteer at Park Day 2020

March 13th, 2020

Your help is needed! We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 4th to volunteer at a battlefield or historic site near you for Park Day 2020.

Since 1996, volunteers from across the country have joined forces with the American Battlefield Trust to help their local parks and historic sites tackle maintenance projects both large and small — from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and building trails….[Read More]