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]
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]
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]
Revolutionary Westchester 250 (RW250.org) announced a new effort that will further the goal of building public awareness of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. A series of videos, “Explore Westchester County’s Revolutionary War Sites” will be produced and shared freely with the public by RW250 and interested partners in the coming months. The video “King’s Ferry/Verplanck’s Point” is available now as a preview of the upcoming series….[Read More]
The Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail is featured in America’s National Historic Trails: Walking the Trails of History. Unknown to many travelers, the National Park Service of the United States has established a national historic trails system that’s perfectly designed for planning patriotic versions of the Great American Road Trip. Totaling 31,000 miles in 41 states, the 19 routes of the NHT system are organized by all-American themes both triumphant and tragic,…[Read More]
Museum of the American Revolution Set to Reopen Sept. 3, with Special Member Access Beginning August 20
Special Exhibition When Women Lost the Vote to Open Oct. 2
The Museum of the American Revolution is scheduled to reopen to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, with special access for Museum Members beginning Thursday, August 20. To ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience, the Museum has implemented new health and safety measures, including reduced capacity, advance online ticket purchasing, and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols….[Read More]
W3R-US historian Robert Selig has just released new research on “The Franco-American Encampment in the Town of Greenburgh, 6 July – 18 August 1781: A Historical Overview and Resource Inventory (Greenburgh, NY: Town of Greenburgh, 2020).”
It’s 260 pages long with dozens of maps and is available for free download here: https://greenburghny.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=570&ARC=716
A new book featuring ten essays on the Ten Key Campaigns of the American Revolution features the work of not one –…[Read More]
As Delaware prepares for the 2026 American birthday celebration, the W3R Delaware teamed up with the Brandywine Partners historic group, to bring additional Revolutionary War history into the 18th century colonial village. In the 1770 the village was home to a group of Quaker Flour Millers who used the Brandywine River for power. During the Rev War, such leaders as Gen Washington, Gen Lafayette and Gen Wayne visited the Village. In 1781 the combined Washington Rochambeau Armies marched thru the village and returned in 1782. …[Read More]
W3R-PA treasurer, Philip M Anders died on July 21, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He was 76. Phil attended the first W3R organization meeting in 2005 at the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia and agreed to serve as Pennsylvania treasurer soon thereafter, serving these 15 years until his passing.
He was a retired banking executive, a graduate of Lycoming College, who devoted himself to patriotic causes and organizations, particularly with the Sons of the American Revolution. …[Read More]