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Revolutionary War era activities taking place
across Westchester County—and beyond.

(Notice: Dates and times may change, some venues require reservations, be sure to contact to confirm)

NEWS

RW250 Announcement “Community Conversations: Mission, Progress and Future Planning for the Semiquincentennial (250th) Commemoration of the Founding of the United States”. In response to several requests, “Community Conversations” can now be scheduled in your municipality with Constance M. Kehoe, President, RW250, Inc. Click here for more details (coming soon). We are pleased to kick off our “Community Conversations” on September 19, 2019.

RW250 Announcement On October 10, 2019 Lynn Briggs, Yorktown Landmarks Preservation Commission, can accept visitors to join her and her commission members. Email Lynn at lynn1200@aol.com or visit Town of Yorktown for details.

ONGOING

Event Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere
Date September 6, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Time See their website
Venue New-York Historical Society
Location 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024
Contact (212) 873-3400
Cost See their website
Sponsor New-York Historical Society
Details The patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur Paul Revere was forever immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1861 poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” but his genuine accomplishments are often eclipsed by the legend of the midnight journey. This groundbreaking exhibition featuring more than 150 objects re-examines Revere’s life, transforming visitors’ understanding of the innovative businessman through an in-depth exploration of his accomplishments as a silversmith, printmaker, and pioneering copper manufacturer.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Event Stony Point: Treason! Benedict Arnold!
Date Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue Stony Point Battlefield State Park
Location 44 Battlefield Rd. Stony Point, NY 10980
Cost Free
Contact (845) 786-2521
Info Stony Point Battlefield State Park
Details A history lecture about Benedict Arnold’s role in the American Revolution and specifically in the Palisades Region. Free admission & free parking to this Saturday afternoon lecture series! For info please call (845) 786-2521.

Event Shore to Shore: The Hudson River as the Springboard for the Yorktown Campaign
The weekend of September 21 and 22, on BOTH sides of the River!
Saturday, September 21, 2019
– Rockland County at 3:00 pm, followed by reception
– Harmony Hall-Jacob Sloat Historic House, a National Register of Historic Places Site
– 15 Liberty Rock Rd. Sloatsburg, NY
Sunday, September 22, 2019
– Westchester County at 3:00 pm, followed by reception
– Old St. Peter’s Church and Old Cemetery, a National Register of Historic Places Site
– Oregon Road and Locust Avenue Van Cortlandtville, NY
Cost Free (no charge). Reception and refreshments to follow at each location. Free parking on sites.
Contact janetburnet@aol.com or (845) 323-7962
Sponsor W3R-US.org and The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Research supported through a grant from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
Details 3:00 pm Dr. Robert Selig will present his findings on the dramatic crossing of the Hudson River by 7,000 French Troops under General Comte de Rochambeau and Colonial Troops under General George Washington on their march to The Battle of Yorktown, Va., where the British surrendered.* Commentary from guests and attendees will follow in a symposium of sharing about local family history, tales, myths, beliefs of local support for the crossing by local residents, enslaved people, Native American and indentured servants. Find out more about RW250 from Constance Messerly Kehoe and Dr. Erik Weiselberg who will be on hand at both events to answer questions about upcoming events and programs. 

Event Author Visit with Mary Calvi
Date Monday, September 23, 2019
Time 7:00 pm
Venue Warner Library
Location 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Cost Free
Contact (914) 631-7734
Info Warner Library
Details Mary Calvi will discuss her book Dear George, Dear Mary, a Novel of George Washington’s First Love. Book signing and refreshments to follow.

Conference Greater Hudson Heritage Network Annual Conference
Date Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Details Constance Kehoe, President of RW250 will be attending the Greater Hudson Heritage Network Annual Conference at Bear Mountain Inn and holding “office hours” from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. To register for the conference and learn about signing up for “office hours”
visit http://www.greaterhudson.org/2019-annual-conference–awards-for-excellence.html
More Info Office Hour “chats” allow registered participants to have a conversation with Ms. Kehoe about Revolutionary Westchester 250’s mission, approach, and actions that have given rise to multiple well attended events over the last year. Building awareness, appreciation and enthusiasm for Westchester County’s Revolutionary War Era History is part of the semiquincentennial (250th) commemoration of the founding of the United States. Ms. Kehoe is looking forward to the opportunity to have a conversation about the needs and ideas of diverse local groups and community representatives at the GHHN conference.

Event 35th Annual Colonial Day
Date Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue The DeWint House, George Washington’s Headquarters, Masonic Historic Site
Location 20 Livingston St, Tappan, NY 10983
Cost Free
Contact (845) 359-1359 or info@dewinthouse.com
Sponsor Tappantown Historical Society
Details Step back in time and visit Colonial America… Come see Colonial Army Re-enactors and Encampment Soldiers Colonial Singers and Dancers Quilting, Embroidery, Lacemaking. See a Blacksmith, Wood Carver, Bee Keeper and Soap Maker. Ladies and Gentlemen in Colonial Attire preparing for Winter in the DeWint House Kitchen. For the children: apple pressing, stenciling, candle-dipping, spinning, butter-making, Colonial Apron Making, writing with quill pen, Farm Animals, Sheep Shearer.

Event The Trial of Major Andre
Date Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time TBD
Venue Tappan Reformed Church
Location 32 Old Tappan Road, Tappan, NY 10983
Cost Suggested Donation $10
Contact (845) 359-1359 or e-mail info@dewinthouse.com
Sponsor The DeWint House, George Washington’s Headquarters, Masonic Historic Site
Details It is September 29th, 1780… His Excellency, George Washington has just learned the devastating news that Benedict Arnold has betrayed his country and was about to surrender West Point to the British. Arnold’s accomplice, Major John Andre, has been captured and faces a military tribunal at the Old Dutch Church (Tappan Reformed Church).

OCTOBER 2019

Event Revisiting the Founding Era: Moderated Panel Discussion led by Barrett Seaman of the Hudson Independent
Date Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time 7:00 pm
Venue Warner Library
Location 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Cost Free
Contact (914) 631-7734
Info Warner Library
Details A moderated Panel Discussion led by Barrett Seaman of the Hudson Independent with audience participation on how the issues that faced Americans of the Founding Era still resonate today. (Revisiting the Founding Era events are funded in part by a programming grant made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.)

RW250 Lecture Dr. Erik Weiselberg
Date  Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time 7:00 pm
Venue Fort Montgomery State Historic Site (near West Point)
Location 690 Rte 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922
Cost Free
Contact (845) 446-2134
Info Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Details More info coming soon!

Event Battle of Pell’s Point Encampment & RW250 Lecture at 12:00 noon
Date Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Venue Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Location 897 S Columbus Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550
Cost Free
Contact (914) 667-4116
Info Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Details An encampment that commemorates the nearby 1776 Battle of Pell’s Point. It includes talks on the American Revolution, musket firing and militia drill, period music and dancing, dramatizations, crafts and cooking, historic children’s games and toys, with dozens of costumed re-enactors, representing the armies that fought in the Revolutionary War. Special talk by Dr. Erik Weiselberg, principal historian for Revolutionary Westchester 250 about Westchester County and the American Revolution, ” ‘A Nest of Rebels’: Desolation Warfare and Patriot Resistance in Westchester County, 1777″ at noon.

NOVEMBER 2019

RW250 Event Saturday, November 9: Historic Revolutionary Yonkers-Kingsbridge Bus Tour – More info coming soon!

RW250 Event Saturday, November 16: Philipse Manor Hall Family Day – More info coming soon!