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Belated Recognition of a 2015 Contribution

The managing editor recently the following information. It has been posted in the "Past Events" area, and it will also be posted here temporarily so that viewers will be aware of the contribution.

2015-06-06 (Saturday) Yorktown VA:
A Wayside Marker was dedicated in conjunction with the arrival of L'Hermione in Yorktown. In support of this marker the W3R®-VA received a $500 donation from the Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, whose president, Carter Reid, was present at the dedication.

Loss of a Connecticut Stalwart,
Nancy Alicia Wayland (1933-2016)  

The officers and members of the W3R®-US remember with pride the long-term service of Nancy Alicia Wayland, who died on December 19, 2016. For the full memorial see Event for Dec 19, 2016

2017-04-01 (Saturday) in Yorktown VA:  
"The Grand Opening Celebration of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (ARMY) will commence with 13 days of festivities on March 23-April 4, 2017, with a patriotic salute to America's 13 original states, a dedication ceremony on April 1, tours of expansive gallery exhibits, and military music and 18th-century interpretive experiences in the newly expanded Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm.

"Through comprehensive indoor gallery exhibits, immersive films and outdoor living history, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will offer a truly national perspective, conveying a sense of the transformational nature and epic scale of the Revolution and the richness and complexity of the country's Revolutionary heritage.

"Ceremonies honoring the legacy of the first 13 states in the United States of America will take place each day in the order that they ratified the Constitution -- Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island. A dedication ceremony on April 1, featuring Virginia, will officially launch the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown."
-- quoted from their website,

2017-04-19 (Thursday) in Philadelphia PA:  
The Museum of the American Revolution (MAR) will have its grand opening. on the same spring date as when -- some two hundred and forty-two years ago "a shot rang out across the North Bridge in Concord, Mass., igniting the Revolutionary War and changing the course of history forever. Located in Philadelphia, the headquarters of the American Revolution, the Museum will bring to life the dramatic story of our nation's founding."

The museum's founding and primary benefactor is H.F. (Gerry) Lehnfest. In addition to viewing artifacts with interpretive text, visitors will have interactive experiences with the debates, battles, and imprisonments that characterized our struggle for liberty and independence.
The home page of the MAR

Building the Museum of the American Revolution

Several webcams are following progress. You may look at photos taken since the start of construction.

2017-04-22 (Saturday) in Philadelphia PA:  
The Thirteenth Annual Membership Meeting of the W3R®-US
Details will be posted here later.

New Historical Survey for Rhode Island

We are pleased to announce the posting of "The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route in the State of Rhode Island, 1780-1783 -- An Historical And Architectural Survey", by Dr. Robert A. Selig (2006, updated 2016). The W3R® in RI is presented as fifteen PDF files in our library of historical articles.

Sample Auto Tour Route for Delaware

If you have GoogleEarth® application loaded on your computer you can get an aerial view of the W3R® trail through Delaware. Right-click on the link below and download that file to your computer.
You may then click on the file in a directory listing to open it with GoogleEarth.