W3R-CT

About W3R-Connecticut

The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association Inc. (W3R-US) is the private sector 501c3 partner to the Washington Rochambeau National Historic Trail. This Trail commemorates the allied French and diverse Continental armies during the American War of Independence. It tells the story of the experiences they had as they travelled hundreds of miles to, and from, the victorious Siege of Yorktown in 1781 and 1782.

W3R-CT State Report

We had our first “statewide” meeting on March 28 with 20 people attending from the DAR, historic sites, historical societies, museums, and education. The meetings are open to anyone with associations to the W3R, including the 59 “Trail Towns.”  State Chair Christine Jewell continues to conduct outreach despite some smaller organizations that do not have up-to-date information. The attendees already shared additional groups that should be involved. The group is informal and does not have an official committee.

The group discussed the benefits of becoming involved:

  • What are the benefits of this group?  What can we provide?
  • A state of CT website will be a part of the National; W3R site
  • Resources
  • Funding Sources
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Re-enactors Contacts & Coordination
  • Marketing: paid advertising, radio / TV, etc.
  • Relationships w/CT Visit and regional tourism bureaus

 

Jewell discussed next steps:

  • Interpretive Panels
  • DOT signage;  I-84 to Sterling, CT (need to connect w/Bruce Donald who could not attend)
  • Programs & Events; coordination of events to communicate w/re-enactors
  • Social Media Graphics; we can crate a rack card w/a small amount of funding through the National W3R & SHPO can contribute

LATEST W3R-CT NEWS

On August 17th, Amazing Tales CT will be releasing a new podcast which delves into Washington's rides through the area,...

Despite inclement weather, the first week of Museum of Connecticut History’s “Digging into History: On the Road with Rochambeau” in...

Dr. Robert Selig and host Mike Allen discuss the presence of German-speaking Hussars in Connecticut....

W3R-CT EVENTS

W3R-CT HISTORY

W3R-CT ENCAMPMENTS

W3R-CT RESOURCES

W3R-CT GALLERY

W3R-CT CONTACT & LEADERSHIP

Leadership

Christine Jewell
Col. Serge G. Gabriel (Ret.)
Stephen Shaw
Ingrid Wood

W3R-CT VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

Use the form below to add your name to our volunteer list. We will reach out using the contact info you provide when volunteer opportunities are available!

Donate to W3R-CT

Your support of our efforts is greatly appreciated and helps fund Trail projects, work with schoolchildren and teachers, and support long-term planning for the Trail’s development. To donate to W3R-CT, select “State Chapter Donation” as the donation type on our donate page.

W3R-CT AFFILIATES

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General Society Sons of the Revolution (SR)
General Society Sons of the Revolution (SR)
Instituted to perpetuate the memory of the men who, in the military, naval and civil service of the colonies and of the Continental Congress, achieved the Independence of the the country.
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National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
Honors our Revolutionary War patriot ancestors by promoting patriotism, serving our communities and educating and inspiring future generations about the founding principles of our Country.
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The Society of the Cincinnati
The Society of the Cincinnati
The nation’s oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army who served together in the American Revolution.
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Daughters of the Cincinnati
Daughters of the Cincinnati
Founded in 1894 by women descended from commissioned officers who served under George Washington in the American Revolution’s Continental Armed Forces or in the French Royal Forces.
General Society Logo
General Society Sons of the Revolution (SR)
General Society Sons of the Revolution (SR)
Instituted to perpetuate the memory of the men who, in the military, naval and civil service of the colonies and of the Continental Congress, achieved the Independence of the the country.
SAR Logo
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
Honors our Revolutionary War patriot ancestors by promoting patriotism, serving our communities and educating and inspiring future generations about the founding principles of our Country.
The society of the cincinnati logo
The Society of the Cincinnati
The Society of the Cincinnati
The nation’s oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army who served together in the American Revolution.
Daughters of the Cincinnati Logo
Daughters of the Cincinnati
Daughters of the Cincinnati
Founded in 1894 by women descended from commissioned officers who served under George Washington in the American Revolution’s Continental Armed Forces or in the French Royal Forces.