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Posted on: December 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Progress being made to turn Odell House into museum-Susan Seal discusses initiatives on WVOX radio

Susan Seal discusses the exciting efforts of the Friends of the Odell house to turn the Odell House into a museum. This property played a crucial role in the Revolutionary War -and helped General George Washington and the Continental Army win the war


On my WVOX radio program,Susan Seal discusses some of the impressive initiatives the Friends of the Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters have taken to preserve and restore the Odell House located at 425 Ridge Road in Hartsdale. The Friends are working with the Town to share our important history and to turn the property into a museum that we can all be proud of  

Here is the link to the interview - https://youtu.be/uyJ37-8yu4I

The house played an important role in our nations struggle for freedom during the Revolutionary War.  The house, built in 1732, served as the headquarters of Comte de Rochambeau and his French forces during July 6, 1781 to August  18, 1781. During that time General George Washington and the Continental Army  camped in Ardsley.  They made a crucial decision not to engage the British in  NY and to march their combined armies to Yorktown Virginia where they defeated Lord Cornwallis and won the war.
Many historians believe that the decision made in Greenburgh resulted in  our Independence.  


To volunteer or provide help to the Friends of the Odell House check their website:

https://www.odellrochambeau.org



PAUL FEINER


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