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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)

JULY 2019

Event Storming of Stony Point
Date Saturday, July 13, 2019 until Sunday, July 14, 2019
Time 11:00 am – 04:00 pm (both days)
Venue Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Location 44 Battlefield Rd., Stony Point, NY 10980
Contact (845) 786-2521
Cost Free
Sponsor Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Details Commemorate the daring midnight assault on the British fortifications at Stony Point in July 1779; 240 years ago. Battle reenactment both days. 18th century crafts, colonial games and more!

Talk Deborah Sampson: Continental Army Soldier
Date Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time 1:00 pm
Venue Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Location 897 S Columbus Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550
Contact (914) 667-4116
Cost Free
Sponsor Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Details Journalist and author Alison Cowan chronicles the remarkable story of Deborah Sampson, the woman who disguised herself as a man and served honorably in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War

Event Revolutionary Summer
Date July 4 – September 15, 2019 (weekends and some Fridays)
Time Saturdays: 10 am – 6 pm, Sundays: 11 am – 5 pm, and some Fridays
Venue New-York Historical Society
Location 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024
Contact (212) 873-3400
Cost Programs are FREE with Museum Admission.
Sponsor New-York Historical Society
Details Journey back to the Revolutionary War, a time of cavalry, militia drills, metalsmiths, and spies. A Museum-wide celebration, Revolutionary Summer showcases something new each weekend, when our outdoor courtyard becomes a Continental Army encampment.

AUGUST 2019

Event Dobbs Ferry 14th Annual Road to Freedom Day
Date Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time & Venue
1:00 pm at Gould Park, Ashford Ave & Beacon Hill Drive, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
2:00 pm at Mead House, 12 Elm St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Cost Free, refreshments served
Contact (914) 674-1007
Sponsor Dobbs Ferry Historical Society & Village of Dobbs Ferry
Details Join the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society for our 14th Annual Road to Freedom Walk led by fife & drum and uniformed reenactors as we follow along the route of the Continental Army as they departed the Village of Dobbs Ferry for Yorktown, Virginia, on August 19, 1781

Talk Hessian Savages, Frog-Eating Frenchmen, and Palatine Boors: How Personal Encounters Change Time-Honored Perceptions, presented by Robert A. Selig
Date Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time TBD
Venue Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Location 44 Battlefield Rd., Stony Point, NY 10980
Contact (845) 786-2521
Cost Free

Sponsor Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Details Americans struggled with the question of how to deal with the foreigners the American War of Independence brought to their country, both the Hessian soldiers hired by England as well as the Germans arriving with the French Army in 1780. These troops in turn had neither training nor experience on how to react to the various ethnic groups already living in the nascent United States uprooted by the war. In the course of that war, however, personal contacts eroded, at least in the short term, decades-old as well as more recent prejudices toward these, mostly German, foreigners to the degree that thousands elected to desert and remain in America.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Event The Sally: The Adventures of  a Merchant Sloop During the American Revolution
Date Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time 2:00 pm
Venue Norwalk Historical Society
Location 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06851
Cost TBD
Contact (203) 846-0525 or info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
Sponsor Norwalk Historical Society
Details Experience the true story of the Sally, a Norwalk merchant sloop that was converted into a continental Sloop-of-War. Presented by Ed and Madeleine Eckert

Symposium Join Connie and RW250, the weekend of September 21 and 22, on BOTH sides of the River!
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Rockland County — Saturday, September 21, 3:00pm, followed by reception
Harmony Hall-Jacob Sloat Historic House, a National Register of Historic Places Site
15 Liberty Rock Rd. Sloatsburg, NY
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Westchester County – Sunday, September 22, 3:00pm, followed by reception
Old St. Peter’s Church and Old Cemetery, a National Register of Historic Places Site
Oregon Road and Locust Avenue Van Cortlandtville, NY
Cost Free, reception and refreshments to follow at each location
Contact janetburnet@aol.com or (845) 323-7962
Sponsor Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Association 
Details It’s a Symposium — Listen, Learn and Add Your Thoughts! Dr. Robert A. Selig, official National Park Service historian for the Congressionally designated Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail will present findings on the dramatic crossing of the Hudson River by 7,000 French Troops under General Comte de Rochambeau and Colonial Troops under General George Washington on their march to The Battle of Yorktown, Va., where the British surrendered. 
There will be a presentation of known facts — and a discussion among local residents and historians of Rockland and Westchester to identify local oral history, family history and local lore in a search for discovery about participation from regional colonialists, Native Americans and enslaved peoples. Reception and refreshments to follow at each location. Revolutionary Westchester 250, Inc. President, Constance Messerly Kehoe, will be on hand at each location to answer questions and give a brief overview of the mission and future plans of this local group. Sponsored by the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Association (www.W3R-US.org), thanks to a grant from the NYS Greenway/Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. More information about W3R-US