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).”
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]
On April 4, 2020, the Board of Directors of W3R-US formally adopted the following Statement of Inclusion, which is closely modeled on that of the Partnership for the National Trails System:
Draft Statement of Inclusion for W3R-US
The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association recognizes that national historic trails are a powerful way to connect with nature, history and culture. These trails cultivate a society that values protection and stewardship for our natural,…[Read More]
Staying a strong organization to serve the public. That’s why W3R-US is raising money on this Giving Tuesday.
COVID-19 is throwing a punch at our work. But with your donation you can help keep W3R-US fun programs going so you and others can attend and enjoy such things as the W3R-US bicycle tour along the entire trail, the Junior Passport Series in NY and the victory commemoration in Yorktown,…[Read More]
Due to the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the American Battlefield Trust is officially postponing Park Day 2020. We understand that the coming weeks are unpredictable, and it is a challenge for individual sites to plan a volunteer event. The health and safety of our supporters, partners, and friends is our most important consideration in this matter.
As always, individual Park Day events are scheduled and organized by our dedicated site managers at their own discretion….[Read More]
Your help is needed! We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 4th to volunteer at a battlefield or historic site near you for Park Day 2020.
Since 1996, volunteers from across the country have joined forces with the American Battlefield Trust to help their local parks and historic sites tackle maintenance projects both large and small — from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and building trails….[Read More]
If fully funded, the Land and Water Conservation Fund will also be available to benefit communities all along the Washington- Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail at no cost to the tax payer. It is funded by off- shore drilling fees. It provides funds for conservation, for green places, places for recreation close by our cities and towns—- so important in our densely populated part of the country. Every 30 seconds a football field size piece of nature is lost to development….[Read More]