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.
REENACTMENT Battle Of White Plains 244th Year Commemoration
Date Sunday, October 25, 2020
Times 10 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM
Venue Purdy House
Location 60 Park Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
Cost Reservations are required, free and open to the public
Info Make Reservations on Eventbrite
Sponsor The White Plains Historical Society
Details Join the White Plains Historical Society as we commemorate the Battle of White Plains. Those of you familiar with this annual event will find this year’s program scaled down however there will be a Revolutionary War camp, Military drills, musket fire, and demonstrations of Revolutionary War life. As a public health precaution, historic Purdy House will remain closed to the public. Reservations are required. Weather permitting one hour time slots will be scheduled as follows: 10 AM, 11:00AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 and 2:00PM. Please note, there will be no public restroom facilities available. Please observe six foot social distancing protocols. Visitors should assemble for the time slot outside of the roped off area, at six foot intervals, ten minutes prior to the beginning of the tour. Temperature check and masks required.
DISCUSSION “Lauzun’s Legion: The Extraordinary Volunteers-Estrangers de Lauzun” presented by W3R-US
Date Thursday, November 5, 2020
Time 7PM – 8 PM
Venue Virtual Event
Cost W3R-US members free admission. Everyone else donation required.
Info Make Reservations on Eventbrite
Sponsor The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association, Inc.
Details The After Dinner Hour Conversations starts with moderator Jim Johnson, Ph.D. guiding guests, Robert Selig, Ph.D. and Bob Capps, M.S. in a light-hearted colloquy about one of the best known group of Revolutionary War French troops, Lauzun’s Legion. How does a person today reflect on their ancestor who was a Lauzun Legionnaire and stayed in the US after the war to leave a proud legacy? Where will the conversation lead that uncovers some of the rowdy antics of these lively troops? Join W3R-US for this fun Got-To-Meeting virtual event to find out!
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
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.