The American Revolution Round Table (ARRT)

of the District of Columbia

This is essentially the ‘home', or ‘gateway', page for the ARRT of DC. It explains the organization and overviews the structure of programs that commemorate the historic American War for Independence. Considerable material is buried and inter linked within this website. Visitors who are familiar with the ARRT of DC may wish more direct access to topics and documents provided with the following link:
Short cut to specific material posted on the ARRT of DC web site.

This page:
  • Describes the ARRT of DC Programs.
  • Provides URL links to other active ARRT organizations.
  • Suggest URL links that support the Study of the American Revolution.


The ARRT offers a special opportunity to discover the many interesting aspects of the American War for Independence. Since 1974, ARRT speaking programs have been presented by historians, authors, and educators. Topics range from battles to political-economic and social aspects of the Revolution. Some programs are of pre- and post-revolution events that relate to the struggle.

The ARRT welcomes non-members to attend the meetings to evaluate their interest in joining the round table. The usual ARRT meeting begins with dinner, followed by a program talk. Most all of the meetings are held at the Fort Myer Officers' Club in Arlington, VA, on the first Wednesday of selected months from September through May. Reservations are made using the forms linked from webpage describing "Procedures for Making Reservations".
The ARRT program meetings also allow, on a space available basis, for individuals to attend the program presentation following the dinner.

Specific information on planned and recent past ARRT programs is at the 'Next Program' announcement page linked below:
ARRT PROGRAM INFORMATION:

More information on the ARRT can be obtained on an Adobe Acrobate [PDF] file by clicking on the tab below:
ARRT Announcement Flyer.

For further information on the ARRT call (703) 360-9712; or send queries to the ARRT e-mail.

or post mail:
ARRT
PO Box 137
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

The New York American Revolution Round Table

The New York American Revolution Round Table meets five times a year, on the first Tuesday of October, December, February, April and June. They publish a newsletter with book reviews and other information about the Revolution. The ARRT of NY was founded in the fall of 1958. Their speakers are usually authors of recent books on some aspect of the Revolution. Each year they give an award for the best book published on the era of the American Revolution. For years they have met at the historic Fraunces Tavern, but recently have been meeting at The Coffee House, 20 West 44th St., in New York City

Their very informative web site is New York American Revolution Round Table


American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia

The ARRT of Philadelphia had its first meeting in September 2001. To learn more about its quickly expanding programs, see their web site at: http://www.arrtop.com/



American Revolution Association (ARA)

This organization is relatively new ARRT, developed by core members of Southern Campaigns ARRT. The ARA envisions itself as a ‘national' ARRT, intending to network with the various existing regional ARRTs. Membership in the ARA includes five issues of the magazine – very impressive first issued published in January 2009 – which promises to keep readers current with informative articles, commentary, networking, and updated calendar of primary Revolutionary events and conferences.

American Revolution Association
P.O. Box 1776, Camden SC 29021
Tel: 803.425.8710
Send e-mail queries to: david@americanrevolutionassociation.com.

Website is: http://americanrevolutionassociation.com/



American Revolution Round Table of Richmond, Virginia.

The American Revolution Round Table of Richmond is devoted to the study of all aspects of the revolutionary period (ca. 1763 - 1789). Composed of a group of eclectic, yet historically minded individuals, the ARRT-R provides a forum for the exploration, discussion, and sharing of knowledge about this interesting and critical period of our history. All are welcome to participate in this enlightening and enjoyable pursuit, regardless of knowledge level. Meetings are gnerally held at the University of Richmond.

Check their dynamic and sophisticated web site, which in late March 2012 transitioned to the following Blogger address:
http://arrt-richmond.blogspot.com/

Send queries to William M. Welsch, E-Mail: wmwelsch@comcast.net.



Washington Crossing
Revoultionary War Round Table

Meetings are held at the David Library, Washington Crossing, Pa.

This discussion group is sponsored by the Swan Historical Foundation and the Mercer-Middlesex Region, Sons of the American Revolution. Their meetings are from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.



Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution Round Table

They do not have a fixed location. It is a theme discussion & event tour group. They also put on symposiums with speakers.

Information on the group is available at http://www.southerncampaign.org/ .
Charles B. Baxley is organizing the group and can be contacted at cbbaxley@truvista.net.



North Jersey American Revoultionary War Round Table at Morristown, New Jersey.

Meetings are held on second Thursday of the month in the Morristown Washington's Headquarters Museum. See webpage for specifics. Website: http://www.njhistoryroundtables.org/NJARRT/Welcome.html
Contact is through Rich Rosenthal, Secretary at NJAmerRevRT@aol.com.



Bergen County, New Jersey,
Revoultionary War Round Table

They meet for an optional dinner and a speaker on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Iron Horse Restaurant, 20 Washington Avenue, Westwood, NJ (Telephone 201-666-9682). Arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 pm for conversation and fellowship. Meetings open to the public. Questions? Contact Chairman David Whieldon at 201-967-7692, or E-Mail: hdavidwhieldon@verizon.net.

Website: http://www.bergencountyhistory.org/Pages/events.html#event%20anchor



Central Delmarva Revolutionary Round Table

Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month alternating between Dover, Delaware and Chestertown, Maryland.

Send queries to Jack Gardner, E-Mail: njgardner@comcast.net.



Study of the American Revolution can be assisted by visiting the following web pages:

Web page of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution. The site provides a gateway to many other web locations on the topic.

National Park Service (NPS) has a website that provides Revolutionary War Military Sites listed by state. Those that are in the National Register of Historic Places are indicated.
Under the NPS, is the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), which is described at their main site: http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/. The ABPP is reviewing a draft ‘Revolutionary War & War of 1812 Historic Preservation Study'. The ‘Data Base' of this study is at the URL: http://tps.cr.nps.gov/gis/revwar/login.cfm.
Visitors to the page sign in by entering their e-mail address. If the e-mail address does not match the NPS database for prior registration, the visitor will be asked to either register or to re typed a correct e-mail address. If necessary, click on register, and provide the requested personal information (only for NPS records and is not shared). Once the visitor signs up he/she will be returned to the login in page. Complete logging in, after which options will appear from which to chose. Click on ‘Combined lists'. A database page will appear. In the box that says "state", scroll down to the specific state desired. Go to the bottom of the page, and click on the button that says ‘search'. This brings up the sites located in the state that was selected. This list gives the popular name of the historical incident, the county, the state, the associated war, the theme [military, diplomatic, economic], engagement category [joint operation, naval action, land action, etc.].

Valley Forge National Historical Park home page at Friends of Valley Forge. The gate way page has links to specific programs pertaining to the life and culture of the Revolutionary War soldier.

European Heros of the American Revolution commemorated at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C.

Home page of The Brigade of the American Revolution. This living history association is dedicated to recreating the life and times of the common soldier of the American War for Independence. Included are re-enactmeint units representing: The Continental Army, Militia, British forces, Loyalist, German units, French forces, Spanish units, and Native American forces. Civilian roles are also represented. For nearby events and reenactment information, see the Web Site of the First Virginia Line.

War of American Independence can be examined at the U.S. Army Center of Military History's (CMH) website. Of particular note are the following pages:

CMH 'Online Bookshelves' of published material on the War of American Independence. This material is for viewing, not just a list of works.
CMH Historical Resource Branch's Bibliographies of the War of American Independence

A valuable resource for studying the historical development of the U.S. Navy can be found at the Naval Historical Center's web site which provides an Historical Overview and Select Bibliography on the Reestablishment of the Navy, 1787-1801.

A fine reference webpage is The David Library of the American Revolution. The library is a specialized research institution that has collected a wealth of materials on the Revolution.

Gunston Hall, the historic home and plantation of George Mason IV (1725-1792) is a National Historic Landmark owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia and administered by a Board of Regents appointed from The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. Gunston Hall offers special focus tours, family events, and scholarly symposia throughout the year. Their "Liberty Lecture Series" is best accessed directly at http://www.gunstonhall.org/index.php/events/calendar

Information on the French 1780-83 military expedition to America is furnished at the web site of Expédition Particulière Commemorative Cantonment Society. The site also covers French naval elements, and volunteers that participated in the broader duration of the American War for Independence.

A fine web 'gateway' site on the American Revolution is at AmericanRevolution.org. The site leads to a number of links. Especially worthy are the well designed scholarly articles by historians.

Another 'gateway' site on the American Revolution is at RevWar75.com. The site began mainly to offer orderly books of the Continental Army and of the Crown Forces. It has expanded to provide an on-line index and web links to assist researchers in accessing primary sources on the American units in the American Revolution.

Source of American Historical Autographs is offered at Joseph Rubinfine's website. In addition to a large selection of quality documents, Mr. Rubinfine has published over 140 detailed and illustrated catalogs, which in their own right are valuable to historical research.

A rich source of unique material is available at the website which provides Benson J. Lossing's monumental Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution.

The Library of Congress offers online access to its large holding of maps. See their website The American Revolution and Its Era, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789. The URL is http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/armhtml/armhome.html Recent additions are "The Rochambeau map collection' and maps made by Lafayette's cartographer M. Capitaine du Chesnoy. At present the means to access particular maps is to use the ‘Keyword' search option. For example: entering 'Lafayette' and 'Barren Hill' will provide a list of links, the top one taking the viewer to a map of the 28 May 1778 maneuvers executed at Barren Hill.

The Society of the Cincinnati is an organization of descendants of eligible commissioned officers of the Continental Army or Navy and commissioned officers of the French Army or Navy who served in the Revolutionary War. The Society of the Cincinnati was organized on May 10, 1783, at Fishkill, New York, by Continental officers who fought in the American Revolution. State Societies were established in the thirteenth original states and in France.
The National organization for The Society Of The Cincinnati has long had it headquarters at the Anderson House in Washington, DC, which had long housed special exhibits and an impressive research library on the American Revolution. In addition the Anderson House hosts various cultural programs, many of which emphasize early American history. Fortunately the Society has initiated a website to promote these programs. The URL for their webpage is http://www.societyofthecincinnati.org/

Other background information about this society is at http://www.hereditary.us/cin_history.htm

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail National Historic Trail. at: http://www.nps.gov/waro/index.htm
Also called "The Route to Victory". Markings are being placed in MA,RI,CT,NY,NJ,PA,DE,MD,VA, and DC. The project is overseen by the National Park Service, but many specific sites are established by states and local historic institutions.
By 1780, the Americans found their War for Independence at a stalemate. France had previously provided America with supplies and money, but now French ground forces were sent to help turn the tide of the War. General Rochambeau and the French Army allied with General Washington and the Continental Army, journeying hundreds of miles to a victory at Yorktown and, ultimately, the War.

Key Documents that Inspired and Informed the Struggle for Independence. at: http://w3r-us.org/history/library/documents.htm#treatyamity
These are the documents that inspired the demand for independence, maintained courage during the struggle, and codified, extended and helped spread individual liberties throughout the world. Several key treaties are included.


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