american revolution museum at yorktown

The grand opening celebration of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is March 23-April 4, 2017, officially launching the impressive new museum that replaces the Yorktown Victory Center.

The Grand Opening Celebration of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will commence with 13 days of festivities on March 23-April 4, 2017, with a patriotic salute to America’s 13 original states.
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown VA

States will be recognized in the museum lobby with informational displays about each state’s Revolutionary War history, as well as tourism and heritage organizations. Each day will begin with a midday ceremony honoring the featured state with welcoming remarks.

Among close to 500 artifacts on exhibit are a Declaration of Independence broadside dating to July 1776; a June 1776 Philadelphia printing of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, one of the inspirations for the U.S. Declaration of Independence; a coronation portrait of King George III from the studio of Allan Ramsay; one of the two earliest known portraits done from life of an African who had been enslaved in the 13 British colonies that became the United States.
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