One of the most important sites on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route along the length of the almost 700-mile National Historic Trail stands at 425 Ridge Road in Greenburgh, New York. Almost 250 years ago in 1732, John Tompkins of Eastchester built the central portion of the house and owned it until 1760. Gilbert Bates occupied the farm from 1760 to 1785, when John Odell purchased the property. The Odell family was among the founders of Westchester in 1662. …[Read More]
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.
The Wreaths Across America project was started in 1992 by Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company,…[Read More]
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR HIKE THE HILL® 2020
Now in its 23rd year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the Partnership for the National Trails Systemand the American Hiking Society aimed at increasing congressional and federal agency leader awareness of funding and other needs that sustain the National Trails System.
Each February, trail partners and organizations from across the nation head to Washington,…[Read More]
News of the past month and what’s ahead
In this edition:
- Congressional and Land & Water Conservation Fund Updates
- Upcoming Webinar: December 10th
- Trail Town Program Survey Due December 6th
- PNTS Relaunching Volunteer Coordinator Working Group: December 17th
- Fall Issue of Pathways Across America
- Save the Date for Hike the Hill: February 8-13, 2020
- National Trails Workshops Announced: May and October 2020
Record crowds and visitors of all ages enjoyed seeing history come to life at the Mount Harmon National Revolutionary War & Colonial Festival the weekend of October 12 & 13. Here are some favorite photos from the festivities!
The French National Order of Merit was established by General de Gaulle in 1963. It is awarded in recognition of distinguished military or civil achievements. Foreign Nationals can be received into the order for their contribution to France in many fields such as – for David Wagner – culture and arts.
These are photos taken at the W3R Delaware reenactment of the Cooch’s Bridge Battlefield honoring the soldiers who perished there on September 3, 1777. The reenactment took place September 7, 2019 in Newark, Delaware. Click the photos for full size.
Photographs from the W3R Delaware Aug 22 ceremony honoring the French army as they marched thru Wilmington en route to Yorktown in 1781….[Read More]