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SAVE THE DATE!
Dates and times may change, some events require reservations, please be sure to contact venue to confirm
- 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.
- ACTIVITES Visit the John Jay Homestead for the lovely grounds of this State Historic Site. Their Activity Boxes are great for kids (with adult help) looking for activities during long summer evenings!
- EVENTS Check out happenings at Boston Revolution 250
Event Author Talk with Mary Calvi, Author of “Dear George, Dear Mary” via Zoom
Date Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Venue Virtual via Chappaqua Library
Cost To Attend Free
How To Register https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_geGZ31WTQzC_3Mo8ztvO0w
Sponsor Friends of Miller House / Chappaqua Library
Details Subject of a documentary on the Smithsonian Channel, this award-winning novel, based on true accounts, explores the relationship between George Washington and his first love, the richest belle of Colonial America Mary Eliza Philipse. Author Mary Calvi, TV news anchor, journalist and 12 times New York Emmy award winner, writes the story she crafted after years of research that took her around the world. Interviewed by John Diaconis.
EVENT The March to Yorktown as told by Mathieu Dumas, Presentation by Dr. Iris De Rode
DATE Thursday, July 22, 2021
TIME 5:00 pm
CONTACT www.nps.gov/WARO or Janet Burnet email@example.com
INFO No registration required. Link to https://sciencespo.zoom.us/j/6071023164
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SPONSOR Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail and W3R
MORE INFO The March to Yorktown as told by Mathieu Dumas
DETAILS This month’s presentation will tell the details of the March to Yorktown through the eyes of an aide de camp to Rochambeau, Mathieu Dumas, on which Dr. de Rode together with Professor Bertrand Van Ruymbeke published an annotated edition in French. Dr. Iris de Rode is specialized in the French participation in the American Revolution, and more broadly in the history of the Atlantic Revolutions.
EVENT Old Fort Niagara Re-Enactment
18-19 September, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY
A message to RW250 from John Lopez, Commander and Michael Grenier, Event Coordinator, Brigade of the American Revolution (BAR) “The BAR Fort Niagara reenactment event is what we call a Big 3 event. It will be the biggest event in 2021 for the combined Brigade of the American Revolution (BAR), the British Brigade (BB), and the Continental Line (CL). We are looking at somewhere around 400 troops and would welcome a organized RW250 group to join us. We’d love to help with a meet and greet and perhaps a special presentation and provide other assistance.”
EVENT September 18 Colonial Day at Odell House to be held at Ridge Rd. Park September 18th. This will be in conjunction with the Hudson River Valley Ramble and will include events at the Park and hiking in Hartsbrook Park. Time and sign up details to come.
EVENT “History In Our Backyard” Battle of Edgar’s Lane Living History Day
DATE Saturday, October 2nd
LOCATION Zinsser Park (Edgar’s Lane off Broadway/Rt9) Hastings-on-Hudson
DETAILS Be transported to 1778 and the daily life of tenant farmer families who lived in this Neutral Ground—the site of the Battle of Edgar’s Lane, where up to 20 Hessian soldiers fell to the Continentals on September 30th, 243 years ago. Jonathan Kruk, as Peter Post, will tell the tale. Period craftspeople, demonstrations, games, music, merriment, and more. Stroll across the street to visit the Battle of Edgar’s Lane Commemorative Plaza, opening September 30th, 2021; where six interpretive panels illustrate this little-known, yet important skirmish in Revolutionary War history. Sponsored by Revolutionary Hastings a Committee of the Hastings Historical Society.
NOTE Street parking. Zinsser Park is also accessible via the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (OCA) for walkers and cyclists.
EVENT Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Living History Day at St. Paul’s National Historic Site, Cosponsored by Revolutionary Westchester 250, Experience Life during the Revolutionary War Years, All Day Family Event, Event confirmation forthcoming; for now save the date and watch for further information
EVENT Sunday, Oct. 17 Dobbs Ferry Historical Society Road to Freedom
The Road to Freedom Walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2:00 pm, starting in Gould Park, Dobbs Ferry. The Walk will be led by fife and drum and will follow the path of the Continental Army when it took the first steps of its 400 mile march to Yorktown, Virginia, on August 19, 1781. Two months later, on October 19, 1781, American and French forces won a decisive victory over General Cornwallis and his British and Hessian army at the Battle of Yorktown. The victory led to uncontested independence for the United States.
The Walk ends at the Mead House, home of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, 12 Elm Street, Dobbs Ferry. Refreshments will be outdoors. Families welcome. For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org, Linda Borkow 914-693-8498, Ellen Klein 914-693-8817
THE HISTORY IN OUR BACKYARD: Battle of Edgar’s Lane 243rd Anniversary Events Coming Up This Fall
Hastings will celebrate the 243rd Anniversary of the Battle of Edgar’s Lane – a small, but remarkable Continental victory in the Revolutionary War – with a weekend of fun, educational events for the whole family. The events are free and all are welcome.
- Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:30 am
Battle of Edgar’s Lane Plaza (Corner of Warburton Avenue & Broadway/Rt.9)
Revolutionary Hastings welcomes the community and our Village and County officials to the dedication of the Battle of Edgar’s Lane Commemorative Plaza, where six interpretive panels will be unveiled to share this important event in Hastings’ history.
- Friday, October 1, 2021 6 pm – 9 pm
LANTERN TOURS of Battle of Edgar’s Lane Plaza
Meeting location TBD
As part of Hastings’ Welcome Back Friday, our docents will guide visitors to the newly dedicated plaza on Warburton Avenue and Broadway. No advance sign-up necessary.
Tours: 6 pm, 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm.
- Saturday, October 2, 2021 11 am – 5 pm
THE HISTORY IN OUR BACKYARD: Battle of Edgar’s Lane Living History Day
Zinsser Park & Edgar’s Lane, Hastings-on-Hudson
It’s 1778 and we’re back in the Neutral Ground, where tenant farmer families lived and worked around the site of the Battle of Edgar’s Lane – where 20 Hessian soldiers fell to the Continentals. Storyteller Jonathan Kruk, as tavern keeper Peter Post, will tell the tale right here on Edgars Lane. Meet key battle figures and learn what life was like 243 years ago. Interact with woodworkers, weavers, an open-hearth cook, an army nurse, and the local blacksmith. Roll a hoop, join a sack race, make a whirligig, wield a toy musket, join the Hearts of Oak parade. For grown-ups, sing tavern songs with Linda Russell as you raise a cup in our pop-up Peter Post Tavern. Admission is free. Lunch available to purchase. Street parking. Zinsser Park is also accessible via the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (OCA) for walkers and cyclists.
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.