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Honoring David Wagner on August 18, 2019

August 19th, 2019

Dear Rocky,

I personally thank you and your family for a very meaningful and heartfelt afternoon celebrating your brother David, and David’s lifetime of artwork depicting the American Revolution and the events along the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route. His paintings serve as a visual documentary that led to the momentous birth of the United States. His many murals that grace the halls of all manner of public buildings are an enduring reminder of these important beginnings….[Read More]

Highlights from the 2019 Teacher Institute

August 15th, 2019

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It’s hard to believe that the 19th Annual National Teacher Institute has come and gone. The three and a half days that we spend each summer with some of the best K-12 educators in the world are both rewarding and invigorating. This gathering of nearly 200 educators from 35 states is a heartening experience. In a time when it seems that more-and-more schools are placing less of an emphasis on history and social studies,

Highlights from the 2019 Teacher Institute

August 15th, 2019

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It’s hard to believe that the 19th Annual National Teacher Institute has come and gone. The three and a half days that we spend each summer with some of the best K-12 educators in the world are both rewarding and invigorating. This gathering of nearly 200 educators from 35 states is a heartening experience. In a time when it seems that more-and-more schools are placing less of an emphasis on history and social studies,

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail E-Newsletter

July 29th, 2019

Greetings, In this issue, we highlight Superintendent Steve Sims and Johnny Carawan of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (WARO) and Ellen Van Karajan, the Executive Director for W3R-US. We are also excited to provide you with an update and information on trail progress.

Superintendent Steve Sims

Welcome to the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (WARO) quarterly ENewsletter!

Nine months ago I was honored with the responsibility of being the first superintendent of the WashingtonRochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail….[Read More]

94 Acres Saved at Saratoga & Newtown!

July 9th, 2019

243 years ago today, the Continental Congress representing all 13 American colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence to proclaim themselves independent from Great Britain. But gaining sovereignty wasn’t as simple as declaring it – the colonies would have to fight for 5 more long years to gain their freedom from British rule.

And fight they would. In Brooklyn. In Trenton. At Cowpens, Charleston and Yorktown. And at the Battles of Saratoga and Newtown in New York State,…[Read More]

W3R’s Robert Selig to receive La Médaille d’Or des Valeurs Francophones.

May 16th, 2019

W3R member Robert Selig has been nominated and approved to receive the Renaissance Française Gold Medal for Francophone Values (Médaille d’Or des Valeurs Francophones). Founded in 1916 by French President Raymond Poincaré, the Renaissance Française is under the auspices of the French government. Its main mission is the promotion of French culture as a cradle of humanism and respect for all beliefs and nationalities. The Gold Medal for Francophone Values recognizes individuals who devote themselves to the development of the French language and culture in their country….[Read More]

America’s Hidden Stories: The General Was Female?

April 10th, 2019

Casimir Pulaski was an American Revolutionary War hero who helped save George Washington’s life in the Battle of Brandywine. He was known as the “Father of the American Cavalry,” but new evidence suggests that the general may not have been male. Follow a team of anthropologists as they examine the bones found at Pulaski’s monument in Savannah and run state-of-the-art DNA tests in order to determine if the officer was female or if someone else was buried in the tomb….[Read More]