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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 Join the Daughters of Liberty’s Legacy & the Hawthorne Reformed Church for Colonial Day in Mount Pleasant
DATE Saturday, August 14th from 10am to 4pm
LOCATION 65 Broadway, Hawthorne
CONTACT Cynthia@DOLL1776.com 914-484-6218 Facebook.com/daughtersoflibertyslegacy
COST Free registration https://colonialmtpleasant.eventbrite.com
DETAILS See flyer for details
EVENT Washington-Rochambeau 2021 Bike and Kayak Tour
DATE Saturday, August 14th – Tuesday, August 31st
CONTACT Sal Stephen Ross Lilienthal, Bicycle Tour Company (Revolutionary Battles LLC),
INFO 795.2 miles: Newport, RI to Yorktown, VA (with digital GPS Routes)
DETAILS Washington-Rochambeau 2021 Bike and Kayak Tour – The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (w3r-us.org)
SPONSOR Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail and W3R
EVENT Old Fort Niagara Re-Enactment
DATE 18-19 September, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY
DETAILS 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 Colonial Day at Odell House to be held at Ridge Rd. Park September 18th
INFO This will be in conjunction with the Hudson River Valley Ramble and will include events at the Park and hiking in
LOCATION Hartsbrook Park. Time and sign up details to come.
EVENT Battle of Edgar’s Lane Dedication / Ribbon Cutting
DATE Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:30 am
LOCATION Battle of Edgar’s Lane Plaza (Corner of Warburton Avenue & Broadway/Rt.9)
DETAILS 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.
EVENT Living History Day at St. Paul’s National Historic Site
DATE Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
SPONSOR Cosponsored by Revolutionary Westchester 250
INFO Experience Life during the Revolutionary War Years, All Day Family Event, Event confirmation forthcoming; for now save the date and watch for further information
DETAILS See flyer for details
EVENT Dobbs Ferry Historical Society Road to Freedom
DATE Sunday, Oct. 17
CONTACT For further information: email@example.com, Linda Borkow 914-693-8498, Ellen Klein 914-693-8817
DETAILS 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.
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.
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
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