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Indigenous Futures Survey – Open until 1/31/22

January 17th, 2022

W3R-US is reaching out to Native Americans along the trail to see what stories they would like to share about their heroes and their peoples’ involvement with the March to Yorktown during the American Revolution.

Our purpose is to tell how “We the People” – all of our people –  contributed to the eventual victory. Beyond those of military and naval leaders, many stories have yet to be told….[Read More]

Registration is open for Hike the Hill 2022: February 14-18, 2022

December 22nd, 2021

We hope you will join us for the 25th Annual Hike the Hill®!
Virtual Issue Briefings January 24-28, 2022
Virtual Group Meetings February 14-18, 2022
Register Now

Celebrating its 25th year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between American Hiking Society and Partnership for the National Trails System to bring together the trails community to advance shared trail priorities with congressional and federal agency leaders including: trails funding,…[Read More]

Wreaths Across America Photo Recap 2021

December 21st, 2021

President of the Delaware chapter of W3R, Bill Conley, had the honor of coordinating and welcoming the 55 vehicle “Wreaths Across America” convoy as it passed through on its journey from Maine to Arlington Ceremony. During the ceremony, 20 Gold Star families from Delaware and nearby states were honored with special wreaths donated by the WAA family.

Bill is a veteran, and the son of and father to veterans….[Read More]

Volunteers Turn Out to Cleanup Butts Hill Fort

December 15th, 2021

On a chilly but bright Saturday morning in November at Butts Hill Fort, the sounds of tractors, stump grinders, and chain saws drowned out the rakes of the 30 volunteers who arrived to cleanup vegetative debris left in the wake of previous machine and volunteer clearing sessions.  The walls of the historic, Revolutionary War fort are now visible from within the battlements.

The goal of the Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee is to make the Fort a pleasant place for families to visit….[Read More]

W3R-US Giving Tuesday 2021 Campaign

November 27th, 2021

Giving Tuesday, celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, unleashes the immense power of activism. Globally, so much change is made on this singular, important day as people selflessly give to various organizations and causes.

This Giving Tuesday, on November 30th, consider donating to W3R and help students relive American Revolutionary history. Your dollars will support the development of resources and programs for teachers and students along the trail!

Click here to donate!…[Read More]

America’s National Historic Trails is 2021 National Outdoor Book Award Winner

November 23rd, 2021

America’s National Historic Trails (Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.)  has just won the highest award in the outdoor literary community.

Author Karen Berger handily describes the trails’ history and what to expect when on your own exploring expedition. What adds to this book’s appeal is the photographic artistry of Bart Smith and an abundance of his sumptuous images that capture the old byways and the surrounding scenery….[Read More]

W3R-US Bulletin November 2021

November 19th, 2021

The Bulletin

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

NOVEMBER 2021           On the Web: www.w3r-us.org           Vol. 1, No. 11

Students Become Patriots, March to Victory

Become a Patriot – or Not, a program that seeks to educate students in schools along the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail about the importance of French aid to the American Revolution, premiered Nov. 6 at the Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park in Newburg….[Read More]

Commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Yorktown victory

November 8th, 2021

Consul General Francois Penguilly visited Yorktown, Virginia on October 19 to celebrate the 240th anniversary of Yorktown’s victory.

240 years ago, on October 19, 1781, the Battle of Yorktown ended, after 21 days of fighting. Won by the American troops led by George Washington, with the support of General Lafayette and the decisive help of the French expeditionary force, placed under the command of General Rochambeau, as well as the decisive support of Admiral de Grasse,…[Read More]

This N.J. re-enactor highlights little-known history. Now, his face is on display.

October 30th, 2021

 

Editor’s note: This piece is part of Communities of New Jersey, a new series meant to highlight, showcase and cover communities underserved by large media organizations like NJ.com.

As a Black American, Algernon Ward says wearing the uniform of a colonial soldier is a calling.

He and his compatriots — re-enactors who gather to tell the stories of soldiers past — portray the 1st Rhode Island Regiment,…[Read More]

Now Open! Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War at Museum of the American Revolution

October 20th, 2021

Without the benefit of photography, the Revolutionary War can be difficult to envision. But what did the war actually look like? Our new special exhibit immerses you in the dramatic and research-based works of this nationally renowned historical artist, bringing the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution to life. This special exhibit is included in the price of general Museum admission.

“It is my hope that my paintings help people today grasp the significance of the Revolutionary struggles of the people who lived 250 years ago,…[Read More]