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Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War for Independence

As the decisive victory of the American Revolution, the 1781 Siege at Yorktown is known for the use of artillery by General George Washington's Continental Army. Through interactive elements and artifact displays, this special exhibition examines American, French and British artillery used on all fronts of the American Revolution. Discover a range of topics from innovations in artillery design and

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American Indian Intertribal Powwow

Join in a two-day celebration of song, dance and storytelling, featuring American Indian tribes.

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Yorktown Victory Celebration

Military life and artillery firings mark the 237th anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.  Enjoy hands-on activities, military music and re-enactors. October 19 commemorative events take place in Historic Yorktown and at Yorktown Battlefield.

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Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement

A Halloween-themed museum night for elementary-school-age children and families returns for the fifth year October 26 and 27 to Jamestown Settlement with trick-or-treating, ghostly tales, haunted houses and ships, and grisly games. The event runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night. Separate admission fee.

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TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia

Special exhibition opens November 10, 2018 Explore captivating and little-known personal stories of the women in Jamestown and the Virginia colony and their tenacious spirit and impact on a fledgling society. Discover the struggles that women faced in the New World and their contributions, from the arrival of the first English women in Virginia in 1608 and the Powhatan Indian women they encounter

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