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WOODY HOLTON TO PRESENT ‘ORIGINS OF THE CONSTITUTION’ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, AT YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

YORKTOWN, Va., October 15, 2012 – The Yorktown Victory Center’s 2012 Revolutionary War lecture series culminates October 27 with “Origins of the Constitution,” presented by Abner (Woody) Linwood Holton III, author and professor of history and American Studies at the University of Richmond.

Admission to the 7 p.m. Saturday evening lecture is free.  Advance reservations are recommended by calling (757) 253-4572 or e-mailing rsvp@jyf.virginia.gov.  The Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, is located at State Route 1020 and the Colonial Parkway.

In the October 27 lecture, Dr. Holton will draw from his book “Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution.”  He finds present-day parallels in the crisis that led to the U.S. Constitution, pointing out that a deepening recession, skittish investors, an insurmountable federal debt, anti-tax protests and falling real estate values were the very challenges that led to the ratification of the Constitution.

This year’s Revolutionary War lecture series, which is supported with private donations, featured Yorktown Victory Center Senior Curator Sarah Meschutt on September 22, University of Colorado professor and author Fred Anderson September 29, and East Carolina University associate professor and author John Tilley on October 6.

For more information about the Yorktown Victory Center, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838.

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