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Rob Buccheri, reenactor with the 5th New York Regiment, and Constance Kehoe stand in front of the granite plaque inscribed with the names of the 8 Frenchmen who died at Van Cortlandtville.
Photo credit Julie Diddell

RW250 Announcement – We continue to spread the word about fascinating local Patriots through another article by Dr. Erik Weiselberg, Principal Historian of RW250, here’s John Odell’s Biography and related Illustrations.

RW250 Announcement – Our RW250 President, Constance Kehoe, joined the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society’s annual memorial service honoring the eight French soldiers who died during the Revolutionary War at the Old Saint Peter’s Church in the Town of Cortlandt. The church was used by French troops as a military hospital in 1781 and 1782.

RW250 Announcement – The New Rochelle City Council unanimously approved the application for local landmark status for the Thomas Paine Memorial Building at their Council meeting on April 21, 2020. The Mayor cited his personal support for it and the 10 or so communications that were received on the issue. To watch the meeting and/or to read the supporting documentation (found in the Agenda) click here

RW250 Announcement – We continue to spread the word about fascinating local Patriots through another article by Dr. Erik Weiselberg, Principal Historian of RW250, which appeared in The Hudson Independent in March.

RW250 Announcement – Our President Constance Kehoe will serve on the New York State Historian’s Advisory Working Group, Revolutionary NY 250, as of March 4.

RW250 Announcement – Our President Constance Kehoe discusses Revolutionary Westchester 250 (44 minutes) with social studies teacher Ms. Jennifer Lorenzo at Hudson River Radio on February 27.

RW250 Announcement – An article by Mike Virgintino about the Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters in The Town of Greenburgh, NY appeared in the Scarsdale Patch in February.

[Editor: This event has been cancelled] RW250 Announcement – RW250 Principal Historian Dr. Erik Weiselberg will present a lecture, “Independence Day and Halloween in ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’” relating this popular fictional tale to the Revolutionary War history of Tarrytown and Westchester County. The talk is part of the Washington Irving Literacy Conference, on April 3 at the Westchester Marriott, White Plains Road, Tarrytown. Details on the conference, and related programs and tours.

RW250 Announcement – We continue to spread the word about fascinating local Patriots through an article by Dr. Erik Weiselberg, Principal Historian of RW250, which appeared in The Hudson Independent in January.


RW250 Announcement – An article by Edna Gabler about St. Paul’s Church in Mount Vernon, NY appeared in the Journal of the American Revolution in December.

RW250 Announcement – We are thrilled to share that on November 4, 2019 RW250 was granted non-profit tax status by the IRS as described under Sections 501(c)3 and 509(a)(1). See footer below for details and click here for determination letter. Will you consider writing a donation check to RW250 before December 31?

RW250 Press Release – Discover Revolutionary Yonkers: A Revolutionary Family Day at Philipse Manor Hall on Saturday, November 16
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RW250 Announcement – A Revolutionary Trolley Tour: Historical Yonkers & Kingsbridge on November 9 was filled to capacity. Photos are available on our Facebook page, and below is the slide presentation prepared for the participants. As the final stop on the tour, participants met with sculptor Vinnie Bagwell for a presentation about her Enslaved Africans Rain Garden Sculptures on display in the Atrium of Riverfront Library in Yonkers. The Trolley Tour was co-sponsored by the Yonkers Historical Society, Revolutionary Westchester 250, the Kingsbridge Historical Society, Philipse Manor Hall, and Van Cortlandt House Museum. Special thanks to the City of Yonkers for funding this event.
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RW250 Announcement – The Battle of White Plains Remembered — Join in!

  • On Sunday, October 27, our President Constance Kehoe will be joining this annual festive event at the historic Purdy House in White Plains to visit with George Washington and the fine folks of White Plains. Thank you White Plains Historical Society!
  • On Monday, October 28, the date the Battle of White Plains began in 1776, our President Constance Kehoe will attend the 1pm official ribbon-cutting ceremony by County Executive George Latimer, marking the reopening of the newly renovated 18th century Miller farmhouse. Thank you CE Latimer and Westchester County!

RW250 Announcement – County Executive George Latimer To Officially Reopen The Miller House on Monday, October 28, 1:00 pm at 140 Virginia Road, North White Plains, NY 10603. RSVP Encouraged at
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RW250 Announcement – Our Facebook page launched on September 30. Like us on Facebook!

RW250 Press Release – Discover Revolutionary Yonkers: Experience the American Revolution Saturdays November 9 and 16
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RW250 Announcement – Roundtable Invitation for Westchester County Historical Societies, Heritage & History Groups, Genealogy & Veterans’ Groups, Academic & Museum Groups, “Friends Of” Historic Sites, DAR & SAR Groups, Municipal historians and others. RW250 is seeking a representative(s) to attend the first session of the RW250 Rountable Group. The liaison individuals ideally will have interest in working with colleagues from across the county and enthusiasm for Revolutionary War history within their local community. First Session October 15, 2019 7:00 PM White Plains Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room. Illustrated Presentation: Rochambeau’s Hartsdale Headquarters, Update on Odell House Restoration Presenter: Susan Seal, Friends of Odell Followed by Discussion and Sharing. RSVP by October 10 to
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RW250 Announcement – Yorktown Landmarks Preservation Commission is pleased to present Constance Kehoe, Director of Revolutionary Westchester 250 (RW250) for a community conversation describing and highlighting exciting plans underway to celebrate the 250th birthday of the United States. The event, which is free of charge, will take place at the Shrub Oak International School on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 PM. This RW250 Community Conversation is free of charge and interested participants from throughout Westchester are welcome. Shrub Oak International School is located at 3151 Stoney Street in Mohegan Lake. For purposes of school security, those attending are respectfully asked to stop at the front desk and present picture identification.
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RW250 Announcement – Our President Constance Kehoe will attend the Greater Hudson Heritage Network Tuesday, September 24 from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM at Bear Mountain Inn & Conference Center in Bear Mountain, NY

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.