Legacies of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Campaign for Support
The Campaign for Support raised significant support from the private sector for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s gallery exhibits and outdoor exhibits, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s educational resources, and the Annual Fund.
$6.6 million raised
Gifts and grants to the Campaign for Support helped the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation secure 185 period artifacts that are now an essential component of the gallery experience and funded the production of 12 films and interactive technology throughout the galleries, including the “Siege of Yorktown” film shown in an experiential theater. The first special exhibition shown in a spacious changing exhibition gallery, “AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America,” debuted on June 10, 2017, and features national and international loans and multimedia that connect the veterans of the Siege of Yorktown with the experiences of modern-day visitors. Special exhibitions planned for 2018 and 2019 will focus on the role of artillery and the African-American experience during the American Revolution.
Construction of five historical structures on the Revolution-era farm and historical elements of the new Continental Army encampment, including the artillery firing station, were funded in part by Campaign gifts. These living-history areas – or “outdoor classrooms” – reinforce themes first encountered in the galleries and are the ideal setting for interactive educational programs that engage students and visitors in the choices and consequences of the American Revolution.
$1.4 million raised
Thanks to the Campaign for Support, the Foundation not only is reaching students at our museums and in classrooms throughout Virginia, but also is preparing to open the doors of our museums to the world. Outreach programs and field trips, an online learning center, a new youth and teacher conference, and a distance learning studio will help us answer the call to educate our nation’s youngest citizens.
$6.4 million raised
Beyond the Campaign
Your continued involvement beyond the Campaign for Support will ensure that the Foundation can pursue its vision of innovative and vibrant living-history museums that deepen understanding and promote awareness of the early history of the United States and the people who founded our nation.