The Yorktown Heritage Preservation Commission (YHPC), Yorktown 250, and Revolutionary Westchester 250 will present “This Man’s A Spy!,” a family friendly concert inspired by the fateful encounter between American General Benedict Arnold and British Major John André, set for Saturday, August 6th at Railroad Park in Yorktown Heights. [Read more…] about “This Man’s A Spy!” Free Family Concert in Westchester County
America's 250th Anniversary
On June 30th, 2022, Saratoga County officials unveiled the official brand, America’s Turning Point, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Revolutionary War era events that happened in Saratoga County.
Never before in world history had a British Army surrendered until October 17, 1777 when General John Burgoyne and his army, cold, starving, and battered from their defeat at the Battle of Bemis Heights, surrendered to General Gates and his Patriot army at Saratoga in what is now known as the Turning Point of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about Saratoga County Unveils Efforts for 250th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced “IMLS 250: All Stories. All People. All Places,” a new initiative to engage the nation’s libraries, museums, and archives as they commemorate the 250th anniversary of America’s founding. [Read more…] about America’s 250th & The Institute of Museum and Library Services
Planning has begun for commemoration of the nation’s 250th anniversary, to be officially called the “Semiquincentennial.” The federal government has established America 250. A number of states, including Virginia have established state commissions. In Massachusetts it is called Revolution 250. [Read more…] about Bruce Dearstyne On Commemorating America’s 250th Anniversary
Prior to being named State Historian, Lander was executive director of the Museum Association of New York. [Read more…] about The State Historian on the 250th Anniversary of the Revolution
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has awarded SUNY distinguished professor of history Michael Leroy Oberg, the SUNY Geneseo Center for Local and Municipal History, and a consortium of six other colleges and universities, a three-year grant of more than $300K for American War of Independence Semiquincentennial student fellowships.
Several of the institutions in the fellowship program have committed $150K of matching funds for the project, bringing the total to over $450K. [Read more…] about America’s 250th Student Fellowships Funded In Western NY
Extensive work on the park’s self-guided battlefield Tour Road will begin in 2022 and is expected to result in increased accessibility and visible improvements to the parking areas, trailheads, walkways, seating, exhibits and viewing areas along the ten-mile-long route. [Read more…] about Saratoga National Historical Park Getting $6.6M For Infrastructure
The New York State Museum is in the process of creating a webpage dedicated to New York State’s Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about State Museum Creating American Revolution 250th Webpage
The Saratoga County History Center has announced a series of events to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American War for Independence in 2025. [Read more…] about American Independence 250th Kicks-Off in Saratoga County
Commemorations for the 250th anniversary of the American War for Independence are underway at Fort Ticonderoga. The museum has started developing plans and exploring partnerships at the state and national levels to mark this historic anniversary.
Through exhibits, events, publications, and programs, Fort Ticonderoga seeks to increase access and awareness and expand educational impact related to the monumental history of the complex struggle to achieve independence. [Read more…] about America 250 Patriots Marker Dedicated at Fort Ti