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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)

JUNE 2019

RW250 Lecture Series The Revolutionary War in Westchester County: Hastings Battle of Edgars Lane
Date Sunday, June 9
Time 2:00 pm
Venue Hastings-On-Hudson Library
Location 7 Maple Ave, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706
Contact 914-478-3307
Cost Free, registration encouraged
Sponsor Revolutionary Hastings
Details Erik Weiselberg PhD, Principal Historian for RW250, will take us back in time when Westchester was a war zone and the success of the Patriots’ cause was in doubt. During a patrol into the dangerous Neutral Ground in the autumn of 1778, an elite unit of Hessian cavalry was nearly annihilated in a devastating ambush carried out by an American party. Given the strength of the Crown forces operating out of New York City, how was it possible that the Continental Army had achieved such a stunning victory? Travel back in time with Dr. Weiselberg, who helps us imagine the dashing young cavalry officer from Virginia named Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee, the helpful locals such as tavern-keeper Peter Post and mounted scout Isaac Odell, and the brave resistance by the doomed Hessians who careened down treacherous ravines in a desperate attempt to reach the safety of the Hudson River. 

JULY 2019

Talk Deborah Sampson: Continental Army Soldier
Date Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time 1:00 PM
Venue Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Location 897 S Columbus Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550
Contact (914) 667-4116
Cost Free
Sponsor Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Details Journalist and author Alison Cowan chronicles the remarkable story of Deborah Sampson, the woman who disguised herself as a man and served honorably in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War

AUGUST 2019

Event Dobbs Ferry 14th Annual Road to Freedom Day
Date Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time 1:00 PM
Venue Gould Park
Location Ashford Ave & Beacon Hill Drive, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Cost Free
Sponsor Dobbs Ferry Historical Society