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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)

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JANUARY 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! – RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 21
LECTURE The Lost History of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment and the Battle of Pines Bridge in Yorktown

Date Saturday, January 18, 2020 CANCELLED
Time 2:00 PM
Venue
The Little Red Schoolhouse
Location 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Cost Free
Contact 914-736-7868
Sponsor Van Cortlandtville Historical Society
Details Duane Jackson of Buchanan will present an informative program on the life and times, and long history of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, a pioneering military unit consisting of the first African-American soldiers to fight as free men in the Revolutionary War. His presentation will focus on the vital and heroic role the men of the 1st Rhode Island played in the brutal battle at Pines Bridge in Yorktown. He will also tell the story of the regiment’s continued success as the American Revolution progressed on to achieve independence.

FEBRUARY 2020

RW250 ROUNDTABLE Session #2 Facilitated Discussion “Fact and Fiction: The American Revolution In Pop Culture”

Date Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Venue Irvington Public Library (Program Room)
Location 12 South Aster Street, Irvington, NY 10533
Cost Free, but space is limited, register by email to 1776rw250@gmail.com
Contact 914-591-7840
Info Irvington Public Library
Sponsors RW250 and Irvington Public Library
Details Following a short introduction by our facilitator, including clips of “Turn” (Showtime’s TV drama now on Netflix) that features in part the intrigue between British spy Major Andre, Benedict Arnold and Peggy Shippen, we will open up a discussion of this popular TV drama. Participants may want to watch “Turn” or any of their favorite Revolutionary War movies before the discussion. See “Top 10 Revolutionary War Movies“.

UPCOMING 2020

PROGRAM Saint Paul’s Church: A Revolution of Her Own! Deborah Sampson

Date March 14, 2020
Time TBD
Venue Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Location 897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Cost Free
Contact 914-667-4116
Info Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Details For information about History At Play click here

RW250 ROUNDTABLE Session #3: Facilitated Discussion, “Rick Atkinson, The British Are Coming: The War for American, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777”

Date April
Time TBD
Venue TBD
Cost Free, but space is limited, register by email to 1776rw250@gmail.com
Contact 914-591-7840
Sponsor RW250
Detals Following a short introduction by our facilitator, we will open up a discussion about this book, which is the first in a three-volume history. Visit The Revolution Trilogy. Note that the author will speak in Westchester County on May 15, see listing below. Our discussion will in part focus specifically on the detailed sections about Westchester County.

RW250 LECTURE The Capture of Major Andre, British Spy and More! by Dr. Erik Weiselberg, Principal Historian of RW250

Date Sunday, May 3, 2020
Time TBD
Venue
Warner Library
Location 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Cost Free
Contact (914) 631-7734
Info Warner Library
Details Coming Soon!

LECTURE The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

Date Friday, May 15, 2020
Time 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Venue
Jay Heritage Center
Location 210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580
Cost Members $15, Non-members $25
Registration Required Sign up here
Contact Kevin Peraino at 914-967-9275 or peraino.jhc@gmail.com
Sponsor Jay Heritage Center
Details Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson will discuss his new book, “The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777,” the first volume of his projected trilogy of the American Revolution. Atkinson is the best-selling author of “An Army at Dawn,” “Crusade,” and “The Long Gray Line.”


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 (2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, New York 10523) 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.