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In 1963, Congress passed a continuing resolution asking Americans to ring bells on July 4th at 7 p.m. in celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the 56 men who signed it. The descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence instituted a program to support this resolution called the "Sounds of Liberty," which began in the original 13 colonies and has now spread nationwide. Several years ago the Descendants organization asked that we establish a ringing in Yorktown which still continues, but later in the day to fit in with the overall schedule of the day.
We have very limited family history records on loan to us in our collections. People requesting information should contact Frank Green to arrange an appointment. All York County Court records are stored in the Court House on Ballard Street. The York County Library has a Virginia Room at the Yorktown Branch on Route 17 and Battle Road.
Unfortunately, the museum is volunteer based. Therefore, it can only open when volunteer docents are available. If you would like to help us keep the museum open for more hours, please call 757-890-3508.