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W3R-US Bulletin May 2021

May 11th, 2021

The Bulletin

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

MAY 2021           On the Web: www.w3r-us.org           Vol. 1, No. 5

11 Elected Directors in Class of 2021

Congratulations to the 11 public-spirited men and women who were elected or re-elected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms during W3R-US’ virtual Annual Meeting April 24. The six Directors re-elected are National Chair Larry Abell (additional term with waiver),…[Read More]

W3R-US Bulletin April 2021

April 24th, 2021

The Bulletin

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

APRIL 2021           On the Web: www.w3r-us.org           Vol. 1, No. 4 

Annual Meeting April 24

All Board members, please watch your email for a ballot and background information in advance of W3R-US’ Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24. The packed agenda will include election of Directors to three-year terms,…[Read More]

National Park Foundation Grant Awarded to American Revolution History Organizations

April 21st, 2021

(Williamsburg, VA) The National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, has awarded a $30,000 grant to the National Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (W3R-US), in partnership with the American Revolution Consortium for Civic Education (ARCCE); two nonprofit organizations established to educate Americans about the American Revolution and the land and water routes travelled by the allied French and American forces to victory at Yorktown.

The organizations are one of 32 parks and trail and park partners to receive an Open Outdoors for Kids Hybrid Learning grant to ensure that national parks and historic trails reach their fullest potential and connect with as many communities as possible….[Read More]

The Trail that Connects America’s Founding Cities

March 23rd, 2021

Our Build-Back-Better Stimulus Proposal
Can you name the twelve “Founding Cities” of the United States?

Most of them were settled in the 1600s, over a century before American independence was declared in 1776.  What these twelve cities have in common—besides their age—is that they witnessed thousands of American and French troops who passed through on their on the way to and from the decisive Battle of Yorktown that won American freedom on October 19,…[Read More]

W3R-US Bulletin March 2021

March 16th, 2021

The Bulletin

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

March 2021           On the Web: www.w3r-us.org           Vol. 1, No. 3 

Membership Memo

W3R-US is proud and thrilled to welcome the newest National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter beginning its membership and applaud a DAR Chapter renewing its membership.

Welcome to our newest organization member, the Shatemuc Chapter,…[Read More]

W3R-US Bulletin February 2021

February 20th, 2021

The Bulletin

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

FEBRUARY 2021           On the Web: www.w3r-us.org           Vol. 1, No. 2 

After Dinner Conversations Feb. 25: The Southern Campaign

The Southern Campaign and the Relationship to the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail will be the subject of our next virtual After Dinner Conversations, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Dr. Robert Selig,…[Read More]

W3R’s Giving Tuesday 2020 Fundraising Drive

November 30th, 2020



“Gift a shirt. Get a shirt” W3R-US is getting youth excited about the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.

Donations help in the design and distribution of  t-shirts for youth who visit the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail historic sites during the 2021 Bike and Kayak Tour. For a donation of $75 or more, one can get a FREE shirt.

Donate here!…[Read More]

Water Trails of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail in the Hudson River Valley in 1781 and 1782: A Historical Overview and Resource Inventory

November 25th, 2020

The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA), in cooperation with the National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (W3R-US) is pleased to announce the publication of Water Trails of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail in the Hudson River Valley in 1781 and 1782: A Historical Overview and Resource Inventory. The paper was painstakingly researched and written by Dr. Robert A. Selig, Historian of the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail. This paper was produced in 2020 with financial support provided by the HRVNHA….[Read More]

News from Yorktown VA

October 21st, 2020

Comte de Grasse Chapter NSDAR celebrates an Anniversary!

A chapter anniversary? Nope, the Custom House’s 300th anniversary! To mark the event, chapter member Toni Gay’s husband, Rick Gay was asked to reproduce the warehouse configuration of 1720 as a Custom House museum display. Instead of sand and clay, he used 4300 LEGO bricks working about 77 hours to design and build the model after consulting restoration blueprints from 1929 which gave hints of original details….[Read More]

COMMEMORATE YORKTOWN DAY

October 19th, 2020

Today marks the 239th anniversary of America’s momentous 1781 victory at Yorktown. Each year on October 19, Yorktown Day commemorates the surrender of General Cornwallis’ British and German troops at Yorktown to General Washington’s Allied American and French troops in 1781 and honors the sacrifices of those who fought to win American independence. The surrender was the last major military action of the American Revolution, effectively securing independence for the American colonies following a six-and-a-half-year military struggle….[Read More]