W3R-NJ

About W3R-New Jersey

W3R-NJ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is working statewide, to identify, commemorate and preserve the New Jersey routes and associated historic sites used by allied armies  during the Yorktown campaign along the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail. This includes telling the lesser known stories about the diverse individuals who not only composed the allied armies, but also those who may have witnessed the troops’ encampments and movements. 

W3R-NJ works with local towns and other organizations, through which the modern day trail passes, to adopt activities to identify, commemorate and preserve the Trial history in their own locale.

W3R-NJ State Report

  •  W3R-NJ Volunteer Hours Oct 2023-Feb 2024 = 1565 hrs. Average 313 hours/month to date.
  • Supported the Westfield Historical Society’s Inclusive History of WARO through Westfield research project by providing a 2:1 matching donation to a private donor’s donation.
  • Maintained and updated, engaged with followers on the W3R-NJ website, Facebook and Instagram sites.
  • Increased new memberships and assisted with membership renewals.
  • Sponsored Rochambeau reenactor visit to Trail Historic Site, The Hermitage Museum for their Halloween Ghost Tour.
  • Chair, Julie Diddell gave a presentation “Connecting Community to the Trail” at the New Jersey Historical Commission’s November conference in Trenton, NJ.
  • Sponsored Lafayette reenactor’s visit to Washington’s Landings in NJ event at Washington’s Crossing Park, NJ.
  • Began collaboration with Westfield Historical Society to preserve the Mills Ferris Pearsall house for as a future visitor’s center for W3R-NJ.
  • Attended and participated with several Trail related historical society meetings.
  • Planning underway for 2024, 2025, 2026 events and projects.

W3R-NJ was awarded the 2024 Trustees’ Award from the Westfield Historical Society presented to W3R-NJ on May 10, 2024, at...

The Festival de la Familia was held this past May 4th from 10 am to 2 pm on the grounds...

The Thursday, April 18th edition of “The Westfield Leader”, featuring “Researchers Delve Into history of Black, Indigenous People” by Katie...

W3R-NJ ENCAMPMENTS

Leadership

Julie Diddell – Chair
Catherine Paretti – Vice Chair
Galina Chernikova – Treasurer
Brandon Fontanes – Recording Secretary
Thomas D’Amico – Corresponding Secretary

W3R-NJ 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-NJ

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-NJ, select “State Chapter Donation” as the donation type on our donate page.

W3R-NJ AFFILIATES

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.
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.