Rediscovering the Revolution is written in collaboration with the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, and is the follow-up to Lyons’ successful The Civil War 150 from the Civil War Trust. As with that book, Rediscovering the Revolution is more than a simple travel guide to Revolutionary War sites. While it encourages readers to participate in an activity or visit a specific location at each identified destination, it also includes a handful of activities a person or family can engage in without visiting a particular Revolutionary War site. Like The Civil War 150, Rediscovering the Revolution has a checklist and quick reference guide, along with information about preserving Revolutionary War battlefields.
The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its mission is to preserve our nation’s remaining Civil War and Revolutionary War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds through education and heritage tourism. Since 1987, the organization has helped save more than 34,000 acres of battlefield land in twenty states.