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“AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America” Special Exhibition
June 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until November 27, 2017
The Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown in 1781 was just the beginning for the ranks of soldiers and citizens who fought for America’s independence. Follow their stories after the war in the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s inaugural special exhibition, “AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America.”
Opening June 10 through November 27, the special exhibition will chronicle in the post-war lives of veterans of the Siege of Yorktown, including Henry Knox, Alexander Hamilton, James Lafayette, the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington and Charles Cornwallis, as well as lesser-known veterans. Explore these historical figures as veterans and make connections with the lives of soldiers and veterans, past and present.
An interactive “Legacy Wall” multimedia display featuring stories and images of veterans from all eras of American history, will encourage visitors to add their own stories to the wall and find personal connections to the veterans of Yorktown.
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15-August 15), the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is located at 200 Water Street, in Yorktown, Va., near Yorktown Battlefield. The special exhibition is included with museum admission: $12.00 for adults, $7.00 for ages 6-12, and free for children under age 6.
Residents of York County, James City County and the City of Williamsburg, including College of William and Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency.
Members of the military can purchase in advance discounted admission tickets to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown at most military bases’ MWR/recreation offices.
For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838 or visit http://www.historyisfun.org/yorktown-victory-center/afterward/.