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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)

ONGOING 2019

Event Revolutionary Summer
Date July 4 – September 15, 2019 (weekends and some Fridays)
Time Saturdays: 10 am – 6 pm, Sundays: 11 am – 5 pm, and some Fridays
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 Programs are FREE with Museum Admission.
Sponsor New-York Historical Society
Details Journey back to the Revolutionary War, a time of cavalry, militia drills, metalsmiths, and spies. A Museum-wide celebration, Revolutionary Summer showcases something new each weekend, when our outdoor courtyard becomes a Continental Army encampment.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Event Commemoration of the 240th Anniversary of the Burning of Bedford
Date Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Venue Bedford Historical Society
Location Village Green, Bedford, NY 10506
Cost Free to all but RSVPs appreciated
Contact (914) 234-9751 or info@bedfordhistoricalsociety.org 
Sponsor Bedford Historical Society
Details A Fife & Drum group will kick off the activities with a Flag Raising Ceremony and the Second Continental Light Dragoons will follow with a Libation Ceremony at the Old Burying Grounds to honor fallen soldiers. The commemoration will include an encampment on the Green with lecturers at the various sites, American and British Cavalry drills and a demonstration, and Colonial games and musket drills for children. The event will conclude with a re-enactment of the battle and a bonfire to represent the burning of Bedford. The School House, Court House, Bedford Store, Library and Historical Hall will all be open for tours and food trucks will be located on Village Green Street. The event is free but RSVPs appreciated at: info@bedfordhistoricalsociety.org or 914.234.9751.

Event The Sally: The Adventures of a Merchant Sloop During the American Revolution
Date Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time 2:00 pm
Venue Norwalk Historical Society
Location 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06851
Cost TBD
Contact (203) 846-0525 or info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
Sponsor Norwalk Historical Society
Details Experience the true story of the Sally, a Norwalk merchant sloop that was converted into a continental Sloop-of-War. Presented by Ed and Madeleine Eckert

Event Stony Power 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 Palisades Parks Conservancy 
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 3:00pm, 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 3:00pm, 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.