The 250th Anniversary Commemoration of the founding of the United States is a national initiative begun in 2016 with the passage of Public Law 114-196. RW250 cooperates with local partners to plan programs in Westchester County to highlight our Revolutionary Era history.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF RW250?
We strive to build awareness and excitement for the events, places, ideas and people — both the unsung and the famous — of the Revolutionary War period in Westchester County.
We collaborate with local and regional groups — heritage and historic, art and cultural, and educational — as well as libraries, veterans’ organizations, municipalities, private businesses and others — to promote heritage tourism and to enhance the general pleasure and well being of Westchester residents.
We liaise with county, regional, State and national groups to plan and implement 250th Anniversary events and programs.
We publicize events in the areas that relate to the story of the Revolutionary War period and the founding of the United States.
We strive to build thoughtful reflection during this commemoration about enduring contemporary themes such as: freedom, tyranny and democracy, patriotism and American identity, leadership, citizenship, equality, inequality, opportunity and oppression, class, race and gender, media and public opinion, history, folklore and myth and public memory.
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RW250 is a public charity described in Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and is registered with the Charities Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General under Article 7-A of the New York Executive Law. RW250’s IRS determination letter, application for tax-exempt status, registration and supporting documents are open to public inspection, and RW250’s latest annual report and Form 990 may be obtained, upon request, from RW250 (2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, New York 10523) or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau (28 Liberty Street, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10005). Donations to RW250 are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. RW250 provides support for and directly applies funds to coordinate and execute local programming focused on raising awareness about the role of Westchester County in the Revolutionary War.