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Walk, run, skip, hop or jump a virtual 5k, 10k, 17.6 miles or a historic 177.6 miles to commemorate the Peace Conference that took place at Staten Island's Conference House on September 11, 1776.
You complete the challenge at your own pace, on your own schedule, and anywhere your feet can take you! You can choose to break the distance into smaller segments (e.g., you can complete ~2.25 miles everyday starting August 14 to complete the 177.6 challenge by October 31.)
All participants who register by September 10th will receive one free admission to our 1776 Peace Conference Celebration on September 18th! For more information regarding this and other 2021 events, please visit our website.
The historic Conference House opened as a museum in 1927 and is preserved and maintained by the Conference House Association. Due to challenges related to Covid-19, funding has been limited since early 2020. In an effort to provide educational programming to the public and student groups, as well as to ensure the preservation and maintenance projects continue, we are inviting the community to participate in the second annual Historic 1776 Challenge during the months of August, September, and October. We hope you will join us!
Register today and be a part of history! If you are unable to participate, you are welcome to make a donation through this page. Thank you for your support.
The Conference House is a National Landmark and a member of NYC Historic House Trust and is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit museum with an educational mission. On September 11, 1776 Continental Congress representatives Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge met with British Admiral Richard Lord Howe at the historic house in Staten Island to negotiate peace during the Revolutionary war. No agreement was reached and the war continued for seven more years.
The Conference House is owned by the City of New York, operated by The Conference House Association, and is a member of The Historic House Trust.
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Invite your friends to join you at the Conference House Historic 1776 Challenge and be rewarded! Have them sign up using your special referral link in your confirmation email. If they sign up from that link, you will be entered into a raffle for some cool Conference House themed prizes!
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