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- 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.
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PRESENTATION Toward Yorktown: The French & American Armies in Westchester County in the summer of 1781
DATE Saturday, May 8, 2021
TIME 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
LOCATION This is an on-line presentation
COST Free and open to the public, registration required
INFO This is a distance presentation, through a shared platform. Please register through the Contact Us email on this calendar entry.
CONTACT David Osborn 914-667-4116
SPONSOR Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
DETAILS Dr. Eric Weiselberg, the award-winning principal historian of Revolutionary Westchester 250, explores the pivotal encampment of the American & French armies in Westchester County, NY, in the summer of 1781, that led to the decisive victory over the British at Yorktown a few months later. This includes insightful profiles of the leading figures — General Washington and the Comte de Rochembeau — as well as the dramatic efforts to deceive the British about their strategic destination. This is a distance presentation, through a shared platform. Please register through the Contact Us email on this calendar entry.
PRESENTATION Applying Theory to Practice: Laying the Foundations for Yorktown
DATE Thursday, May 13, 2021
TIME 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
LOCATION This is an on-line presentation
COST Free and open to the public, no registration required
INFO Click here to join Zoom at time of event
SPONSOR Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
DETAILS Dr. de Rode’s lecture will discuss the preparatory phase of the Yorktown Campaign. Focus will be placed on understudied French officers, such as Chastellux, Vioménil and Montesquieu, who will illustrate the critical details of the exact interplay between the French and American forces during the time of the preparation for the Yorktown campaign, during the winter of 1780 and 1781. This period has been almost entirely overlooked by historians but is an essential step in the victory of Yorktown.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER Dr. Iris de Rode is specialized in the French participation in the American Revolution, and more broadly in the history of the Atlantic Revolutions. Iris earned her doctoral degree in November 2019. Her dissertation will be published in French in the autumn of 2021 and she is currently working on the publication of an adaptation of this dissertation in English to be published in 2023 with the University of Virginia Press.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail
1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406, (610) 738-1006
LECTURE Revolutionary Tarrytown: Traitors and Spies, Patriots and Allies, British boats and Hessian Ghosts! Presented by Erik Weiselberg, Ph.D. Principal Historian of RW250
VIDEO Please go to the RW250 YouTube Channel to view a video recording of this virtual event which occured in November
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.