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Yorktown Victory Celebration & New Museum Preview

October 15 & 16, 2016, Schedule of Events
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2016-10-1-arm-y-battle-of-great-bridge-diorama-full-scene Debut of the New Permanent Exhibition Galleries

All Day in Museum Galleries
Be the first to explore the new galleries featuring American Revolution period artifacts, immersive environments, dioramas, short films and interactive exhibits.

Premiere Showing of Liberty Fever

Shown 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Museum Theater
Join a 19th-century storyteller as he shares firsthand accounts of the American Revolution that he has gathered traveling the countryside.

field-musick-virginia-at-yorktown-victory-celebration Military Music Performance

10:30 a.m., 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. in the Continental Army encampment
Grab a seat and enjoy a variety of tunes once heard on the battlefield of Yorktown. Field Musick Virginia performs Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. The Fifes and Drums of York Town perform at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Artillery Demonstration

11:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. in the Continental Army encampment
Join the artillery crew and learn firsthand about the importance of artillery during the Siege of Yorktown. Then cover your ears as the 18th-century crew fires the weapon!

Spinning at Revolution-era farm Homespun on the Home Front

11:30 a.m. in the Revolution-era farmhouse
Homespun clothing was both a necessity and a patriotic statement during the war. Try your hand at some of the different aspects of turning plant fibers into cloth.

From Field to Table

12:30 p.m. in the Revolution-era farm kitchen
Lend a hand with the preparation of the midday meal, and see if your table manners would pass in the 18th century.

Reading of the Articles of Capitulation

2:00 p.m. in the Continental Army encampment
Join us for a reading of the agreed upon terms of surrender of the garrisons of York and Gloucester on October 19, 1781.

Updated October 5, 2016