April 14/15; Saturday & Sunday
Yorktown During the Civil War; “Yorktown Under Fire 1862: The Approach of the Union Army“
Throughout Yorktown (Hours vary by location)
Military encampment, infantry and artillery firing demonstrations, living history interpreters, special museum exhibits, children’s activities. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. SundayInformation: Watermen’s Museum 757-887-2641 or www.Watermens.org
April 28, Saturday
Lecture: The Search for Sir Walter Raleigh’s Legendary 1587 “Lost Colony”
2:00 p.m. York Hall Board Room, 301 Main Street, Yorktown
Since 1895, archaeologists have been searching for the site of Sir Walter Raleigh’s “lost colony.” Nicholas Luccketti, First Colony Foundation research vice-president, will present an overview of the history of the search, including the 1990’s excavations headed by the late Ivor Noel Hume that identified a 1585 scientific workshop at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the recent work of First Colony Foundation archaeologists at Fort Raleigh and up the Albemarle Sound, and their discovery of the site of a splinter group of Lost Colonists.
May 19, Saturday
“Virginia Leads the Way: Independence 1776”
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. On the grounds around York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown
Living history program commemorating Virginia’s May 15, 1776 vote for independence. Listen to a reading of the Resolution on Independence and engage with members of the 7th Virginia Regiment as they practice military drills and recruit new members.
Registration is Open for the 2018 July 4th Run/Walk
Registration is now open for our annual 8K & 5K Run/Walk event. The 8K run and 5K run/walk start at York High School and traverse the scenic Yorktown Battlefield. For information and to register visit: www.athlinks.com/event/yorktown-independence-day-8k-5k-8911