Wed, Apr 12|
Shattemuc Yacht Club
The American Revolution in Westchester: From the Hudson to the Sound
Learn about the places and events that unfolded along the Hudson River during the nearly eight year fight for American independence — from the Battle of Saratoga, to the many lesser known intimate examples of the river’s influence during the course of the war.
Time & Location
Apr 12, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Shattemuc Yacht Club, 46 Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562, USA
About the Event
From July 9, 1776, when, in White Plains, the Provisional Congress of New Yorkers took the vote that made the Declaration of Independence unanimous, to the last day of the Revolution, November 25, 1783, when the defeated British evacuated from New York City, Westchester County played a pivotal role in the American Revolution.
Dramatic events unfolded from the Hudson River to the Long Island Sound: Washington crossed the Hudson at Verplanck’s Point with his army intact in November 1776, Washington and Rochambeau crossed the Hudson there again in 1781, and in Tarrytown, a Hudson River Village, three Patriots captured the British spy who was in collusion with Benedict Arnold, West Point’s general. Along the Croton River the 2nd Rhode Island, the “Black Regiment” composed primarily of African Americans, served with honor, and the patriot woman who disguised herself as a man to become a soldier, saw combat here in the County. At Pell’s Point, on the Sound, Colonel Glover’s Marbleheaders performed a critically important but little recognized delaying maneuver.
Constance Kehoe, president of the non-profit Revolutionary Westchester 250 (RW250) will highlight some of the crucial events, places and people that made a difference. RW250 is working to commemorate the upcoming 250th anniversary in 2026 by building awareness of the events, places, ideas, and people — both the unsung and the famous — of the Revolutionary War in Westchester.
There will be a Q&A after the program.
- RSVP is required for admission to the Lecture Series
- Limited guest capacity
- FREE to attend
- There will NOT be a potluck supper at this event