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Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War for Independence

June 10, 2018 - January 5, 2019

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 technology to roles of a gun crew. A series of special programs, artillery demonstrations and musical performances accompany the six-month special exhibition. More