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Artillery Through the Ages

June 9-10, 2018, at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

As part of the opening weekend of “Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence” special exhibition at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, special demonstrations and programs on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, explored the role of artillery during the Revolution and members of a gun crew. These “Artillery Through the Ages” programs were held on both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The six-month “Blast from the Past” special exhibition, which opened Sunday, June 10, through January 5, 2019, features artillery used on all fronts of the American Revolution by American, French and British forces. Through interactive elements and artifact displays, the exhibition explores the science and innovation in 18th-century artillery design and technology.

Artillery programs during the exhibition’s opening weekend included:

From 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days, visitors took in one of two 30-minute presentations in the museum’s Education Center classrooms:

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15-August 15), is located at 200 Water Street in Yorktown, Virginia. Parking is free. 2018 admission is $15.00 for adults, $7.50 for ages 6 through 12, and free for children under 6. A value-priced combination ticket to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement is $25.50 for adults and $12.25 for ages 6-12.