Events

Revolutionary War Lecture: “The Loyalist/Patriot Divide Among the Merchant Elite in Marblehead, Massachusetts”

As part of the Yorktown Victory Center's Revolutionary War Lecture Series, Judy Anderson, social, architectural and cultural historian, will tell the story of fishing industry magnates and brothers-in-law Robert “King” Hooper and Colonel Jeremiah Lee, whose homes were outstanding and whose loyalties were divided during the American Revolution, in the midst of Patriot fervor in Marblehead, a thrivi

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Revolutionary War Lecture: “The Men Who Lost America”

As part of the Yorktown Victory Center's Revolutionary War Lecture Series, Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and professor of history at the University of Virginia, will challenge stereotypical explanations of Britain’s failure to win the American War of Independence. The talk will offer a different expla

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Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia

Explore colonial Virginia foodways during a three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.  At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared by Powhatan Indians and English colonists. At the Yorktown Victory Center, learn about typical Revolutionary War soldiers’ fare and trace the bounty of a 1780s farm from field to kitchen. Read More

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A Colonial Christmas

Holiday traditions of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia are recalled through special interpretive programs and, from December 26-31 and January 2-4, musical entertainment of the period. Read More

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“Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe”

Objects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. Read more

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