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Vision Updated2022-08-24 -- Following a three-month study and discussion, W3R®-US Chair Larry Abell reported that as a managing partner of the Trail with the National Park Service, it is the vision of W3R®-US to:
News and New Items2022-02-08: Long-time trail historian Dr Robert A. Selig has been honored with a significant French award
Our New Jersey chapter has a redesigned and expanded website at w3r-nj.org
An outdoor education project has been initiated in Virginia, and lesson plans on French participation in the American Revolution are now online -- see our education page
Commemorative Bicycle-Kayak Tour
2021-09-15 To commemorate the 240th anniversary of the historic march of the French Expeditionary Force from Newport RI to Yorktown VA Sal Lilienthal did a pedal-paddle tour following the 1781 movement of the allied French - Continental armies. See the Photo-report.
Program Ideas for the 250th Anniversary Years, 2025-2033December 15, 2020 We were reminded by April Antonellis of the National Park Service that it is important to
Here is a [*] A two-minute video overview of the W3R®-US and the work it is doing to help develop the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (WARO)
(This video was made for a fundraising day in 2019.)
Guided Tours of YorktownSeptember 15, 2020 -- The GPS-enabled "Yorktown Tour Guide" app (created by the American Battlefield Trust) is available as a free download from App Store, Google Play, or Web App. Download it to your cell phone or tablet for use when touring Yorktown VA. The app contains photos of the structures, directions to get from one site to the next, and both text and audio descriptions of the sites as they relate to the 1781 siege and victory at Yorktown.
Three Tours at Your Fingertips: The app takes users on three distinct tours:
This is the Archive Website for the W3R®-US
The redesign was funded by a grant from the National Park Service (NPS). A grant from the Florence Gould Foundation is providing for increasing the amount of material on that URL. The new site has extensive interactive maps, well-documented historical narratives written by NPS-designated trail historian, Dr. Robert A. Selig, and links to many informative historic sites to visit along the trail
We are gradually replacing the content areas of this archive site with parallel material freshly written (not simply revised) on the main site. When that process has been completed for a content area it will noted below as MOVED UP.
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