The Bicycle-Kayak Tour from Newport to YorktownTo commemorate the 240th anniversary of the historic march of the French Expeditionary Force from Newport RI to Yorktown VA -- joining with the U.S. Continental Army in New York --
Sal Lilienthal has embarked on a bicycle and kayak tour, generally following the 1781 march of the allied armies.
Jeff Canning is driving the supplies van.
Both are members of the W3R®-US Board of Directors.
Follow the journey: Aug 14-20 Aug 21-27 Aug 28-31
The same daily reports and photos can be accessed via Facebook (if you are a member): Facebook for the W3R®-US
The French Warships that Helped Bring
2021-04 If you read French you will enjoy reading la Marine de Louis XVI,
by Prof. Patrick Villiers. See the editor's website
www.ancre.fr under New Books. Cost: 89 Euros.
Patrick is a long-time friend of the W3R®-FR
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.)
Numerous Videos:[*] AmRev360 videos from the Museum of the American Revolution on a wide range of topics related to the ongoing American experiment, such as History has its Eyes on Us (the play Hamilton), When Women Lost the Vote (they had it only inNew Jersey), Mascots, Monuments, and Memory (who chooses them and why), and Finding Freedom (African American men and women in war-torn Revolutionary Virginia).
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:
Aids for Education and LearningVideos and Slideshows about the people, places, and events of French Aid 1775-1784
Here are a several links (provided by Lucy Poirier):
[*] Classroom resources on French Participation in the American War of Independence, Library of Congress
[*] Our Allies during the American Revolution [Ducksters Education Site]
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