Revolutionary War era activities taking place across Westchester County and beyond.
Save the Date!
(Notice: Dates and times may change, some events require reservations, please be sure to contact venue to confirm)
- ONLINE MUSEUM Fraunces Tavern® Museum in New York City – Explore their digital content and see their calendar for list of live online presentations.
- OUTDOOR TOURS St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site in Mount Vernon, NY – Free outdoor tours of historic cemetery and grounds. Make reservations through their calendar and also view list of live online presentations. For more info visit their Facebook.
CONCERT “Washington and His Spies” by colonial music duo Anne and Ridley Enslow presented by YHPC
Dates Saturdays, November 7 & November 14
Time 7:30 PM
Venue Television Broadcast
Cost Free with Cable TV
Info The program will be broadcast twice on the Yorktown, NY television channel (Optimum: Channel 20; FIOS: Channel 33) on consecutive Saturdays, November 7 and November 14 at 7:30 P.M. More info here.
Sponsor Yorktown Heritage Preservation Commission
Details For the Yorktown Concert—their first virtual foray—the Enslows have prepared a selection of songs and music entitled “Washington and his Spies.” Since much Revolutionary subterfuge took place in Westchester County, and even in Yorktown, NY – the program is a perfect fit. Beginning with “British Grenadier,” the Enslows introduce their program with a traditional 18th century marching song of British military units, performed by Ridley Enslow on a violin actually crafted in France in the year of our country’s birth – 1776, and Anne Enslow on hammered dulcimer. Anne Enslow provides a narrative of remarkable detail, transporting listeners back to every Revolutionary place and time.
LECTURE Revolutionary Tarrytown: Traitors and Spies, Patriots and Allies, British boats and Hessian Ghosts! Presented by Erik Weiselberg, Ph.D. Principal Historian of RW250
[Editor Note: Due to popular demand the participant amount has increased from 100 to 500!]
Date Sunday, November 15, 2020
Time 2:00 – 3:30 PM with Q&A
Cost Free but pre-registration is required. Register with Warner Library at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Revolutionary Tarrytown registration.” A link to join the program will then be sent to you via email.
Contact Constance Kehoe 1776RW250@gmail.com for general information.
Sponsors RW250, Warner Library and The Historical Society, Inc. Serving Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown and the Hudson River Patriots Chapter NSDAR
Details During the Revolutionary War, Tarrytown played a dramatic and crucial role in the achievement of American independence; yet, revolutionary events in Tarrytown and Westchester, once celebrated and known to both locals and Americans across the nation, have lapsed into obscurity or become the stuff of legend. This illustrated lecture provides an overview of important events and locations in the area around Tarrytown during the Revolutionary War and examines the importance of the era’s legacy on its historical development, on regional identity, and on the formation of national character.
Presenter Erik Weiselberg, Ph.D. also serves as the Village Historian in Irvington, New York, teaches social studies at Irvington High School, Irvington, New York, and is the recipient of the 2020 Hudson River Patriots Chapter, NSDAR and 2020 NYS DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History award. For links to his series on local patriots: The Hudson Independent
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 (19 Jaffray Park, Irvington, New York 10533) 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.