YORKTOWN, Va., June 21, 2017 — “Profiles of Honor,” a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Virginia World War I & II Commemoration Commission, will come to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown on Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, in conjunction with the “AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America” special exhibition.
The “Profiles of Honor” traveling exhibition brings to life Virginia’s integral role in World War I and II and highlights stories of people who served in both conflicts. The mobile exhibition will be open for visitors in the main parking lot from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Visitors are invited to bring personal World War I and II-related photographs, letters and documents to be scanned for inclusion in the Virginia Profiles of Honor Project, which will be held in a museum classroom.
Admission to the “Profiles of Honor” traveling exhibition is free. The “AfterWARd” special exhibition, on display through November 27 and included with museum admission, chronicles the post-war lives of veterans of the Siege of Yorktown and connects America’s veterans past and present.
“Profiles of Honor” is among a dozen programs, public lectures and presentations, made possible in part by Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, presented in conjunction with the special exhibition from June through November.
About the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15-August 15), the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is located at 200 Water Street, in Yorktown, Virginia, near Yorktown Battlefield. The special exhibition is included with museum admission: $12.00 for adults, $7.00 for ages 6-12, and free for children under age 6.
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia that also operates Jamestown Settlement. A combination ticket to both museums is $23.00 for adults, $12.00 for ages 6-12.
Residents of York County, James City County and the City of Williamsburg, including College of William and Mary students, receive free admission to both museums with proof of residency.
For more information about “Profiles of Honor” and the “AfterWARd” special exhibition, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838, or visit http://www.historyisfun.org/yorktown-victory-center/afterward/.