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Revolutionary New Jersey by Bob Mayers Receives Positive Reviews

August 15th, 2018

History may be right in your backyard as we visit nearly 100 forgotten NJ places of America’s most important war.
From Bob Mayers’ publisher, American History Press:
“We’re proud to note that today the New Jersey Star Ledger newspaper published a very positive review of AHP author Bob Mayers’ new book, Revolutionary New Jersey: Forgotten Towns and Crossroads of the American Revolution.” The review can be read by clicking here: http://starledger.nj.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=03e45fcdd

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Ensuring the Future of an Old Trail’s History

August 7th, 2018

The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail follows the marching path of allied French and Continental armies from Newport, RI and Newburgh, NY to Yorktown, VA during the Revolutionary War. This trail marks the war’s largest coordinated troop movement of these allied forces, and thousands of soldiers traveled these hundreds of miles to combat their British counterparts at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781.

At Yorktown, the combined strength of General George Washington’s Continental Army,…[Read More]

New Articles About the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

July 27th, 2018

Two new articles by Robert Selig about the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail are available on Battlefields.org via the links below:

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/marching-victory-washington-rochambeau-national-historic-trail

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/creation-washington-rochambeau-revolutionary-route-national-historic-trail[Read More]

Preservation Makes Dreams Come True

July 27th, 2018

Every property preserved by D&R Greenway comes with its own story. Part of D&R Greenway’s work to inspire a conservation ethic comes from our knowledge that there are many different paths that people follow to preserving and caring for the land. Every once in a while a truly special opportunity presents itself for preservation to make someone’s dreams come true.

 

Please invest in our essential work
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2018 National Trails System Conference

July 23rd, 2018

Greetings, National Trails System Communication Leads! 

To encourage young adults to become more involved in the National Trails System multiple agencies will fund a scholarships for young leaders to attend the 2018 National Trails System Conference. Young adult participants will be an active part of the dialogue about outreach and the future of these trails. Selected participants should come ready to explore, learn, and engage!

Topics will include, though are not limited to;…[Read More]

Save Yorktown!

June 18th, 2018

The Threat: An unprotected 50-acre parcel of land on the Yorktown battlefield and surrounded by the Colonial National Historical Park, has been zoned and platted for a subdivision of 100 houses. This enormous subdivision would be named “Battlefield Bluffs” for its historical significance, but its construction would completely destroy the integrity of this sector of the battlefield.

Archaeological fieldwork has been conducted on only a very small portion of the parcel to date. Experts tell us it is highly likely that important artifacts,…[Read More]

Help Preserve Bridgewater’s 36-Acre Wemple Farmstead!

June 11th, 2018

Bridgewater’s 36-acre Wemple/Lang property is an important local treasure. This historic land on Foothill and Steele Gap Roads sits along routes taken by George Washington’s Continental Army throughout the American Revolution. It later was the home of William Lester Wemple, a noted public official in the early 20th century. Today the land is owned by Steven Lang, who has received subdivision approval for 15 residential lots. Mr. Lang has given us a unique opportunity to permanently preserve this land if we can raise the necessary funds by June 6,…[Read More]