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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- EXHIBIT “Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere” through January 12, 2020 at the New-York Historical Society
- EXHIBIT permanent and changing dedicated to the Revolutionary War at Fraunces Tavern® Museum
LECTURE “The Life and Legacy of Sybil Ludington” with Vincent Dacquino
Date Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time 6:30 pm
Venue Tuckahoe Public Library
Location 71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY 10707
Cost Free, please register online or by phone
Info Tuckahoe Public Library
Sponsor Eastchester Historical Society
Details Sybil Ludington, from a Revolutionary War hero to a successful businesswoman in a male-dominated 18th century, was and still is a role model for women throughout the US. Vincent Dacquino, the Author of “Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley,” will be at the Tuckahoe Public Library to talk about this amazing woman.
LECTURE “The Last Of The Mohicans” The Daniel Nimham Saga
Date Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time 7:30 pm
Venue Yorktown Community Center (Nutrition Rm)
Location 1974 Commerce StYorktown Heights, NY 10598
Cost Free and open to the public
Contact (914) 962-5722 ext. 273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Info Yorktown Historical Society
Details Peter Cutul from the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will discuss the largely forgotten yet harrowing tale of Chief Nimham and his people. Dispossessed of their lands and fighting for their survival during the American Revolution, the Wappinger were one of the few Native American nations to fight for the Patriots during the Revolutionary War. In 1778 Daniel Nimham and his son led the Stockbridge Militia in an epic battle in the Bronx against the notorious Captain Simcoe (You may remember this nasty fellow from the TV series Turn). Hear the tale of this skirmish and discover the fate of Chief Nimham and his people during this slide lecture. Peter Cutul is the Assistant Parks and Recreation Supervisor at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
REENACTMENT “The Times that Try Men’s Souls”
Date Saturday, November 23 – Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Fort Lee Historic Park (near George Washington Bridge)
Location Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Cost Event is Free, Parking $5.00
Contact (201) 461-1776
Info Fort Lee Historic Park
Details This two day event is a commemoration of the 1776 British invasion of New Jersey and the beginning of the Continental Army’s strategic “Retreat to Victory“ is held each year at Fort Lee Historic Park on the weekend closest to the historic date of November 20. It includes reenactments of eighteenth-century life and weapon and battle demonstrations. On Saturday, programming will include music, cooking, artillery demonstrations and more, with a parade to Fort Lee Monument Park at noon. Sunday activities include an artillery demonstration at 2:00 p.m.
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.