Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Green Spring and Yorktown Tour, May 28, 2015

There’s still time to register for the May 28 Green Spring and Yorktown tour sponsored by our corporate partner America’s History, LLC. Details are here  This tour is being offered in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Company of Military Historians, to be held in Richmond. You need not be a member nor attend the conference to join the tour. Ed Lengel, Bruce Venter, and Bill Welsch will be your guides.

"God Save the People! From the Stamp Act to Bunker Hill," February 27 - September 4, 2015

This exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society aims to tell the story of the coming of the American Revolution in Boston, following the evolution of colonial thought and political action through the letters and diaries of men and women caught up in the conflict, together with political cartoons, newspapers, maps, artifacts, and portraits.

Of interest to us, they are making available several online displays. The links to these are towards the bottom of the following link:

"Perspectives on the Boston Massacre": July 7-9, 2015

For anyone near Boston during the above dates, the Massachusetts Historical Society is presenting a workshop on the Boston Massacre. Using letters, depositions, newspapers, and engravings, they will explore how participants, onlookers, residents, authorities, and outsiders made meaning of the “massacre” and its aftermath. Participants will have an opportunity to view original documents and artifacts from MHS collections, and take a walking tour of downtown Boston and the Old State House Museum.

For more information:

Friday, May 8, 2015

Call for Volunteers for Hermione Visit

Jeff Lambert, WYARRT board member, recently attended the Hermione organizational meeting. They are in need of about 50 volunteers for that weekend to help in various capacities. Organizers stated that volunteers would get a tour of the ship. 

If you are interested in this opportunity to volunteer and to be a part of history, contact them through the web site (link below). Go to the "About" tab and click on volunteer. There are all day and half day shift slots available. If you do volunteer, please let the WYARRT know about your participation. 

Williamsburg Yorktown American Revolution Round Table

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

2015 Preservation Fund Reminder

Just a reminder that the nominations for our 2015 preservation fund recipient will be reviewed and voted on by paid members at our May 20 meeting. Please make sure that Bill Welsch has all nominations prior to the meeting,

ARRT-Richmond's 2015 Book Award Nominations

The following books have been nominated for our 2015 book award. If there are any further nominations, please submit them to Mark Lender as soon as possible.

Eric D. Lehman, Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2014).

Jack Kelly, Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Phillip Papas, Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee (New York: New York University Press, 2014).

Michael C. Harris, Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777 (El Dorado Hills, CA: Savas Beatie, 2014).

Paul A. Boehlert, The Battle of Oriskany and General Nicholas Herkimer (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2014).

Michael M. Greenburg, The Court-Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty and America’s Forgotten Military Disaster (Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2014).

Greg Eanes, Tarleton’s Southside Raid and Peter Francisco’s Famous Fight (Crew, VA: Eanes  Group, 2014).

Lorri Glover, Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014).

Bruce Venter's Book Now Available

Our own Bruce Venter’s book, The Battle of Hubberton, is now available and is highly recommended. Bruce will be speaking on this topic at our September meeting.