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October 20, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM
York County Historical Museum
301 Main Street
Yorktown, VA 23692
USS Yorktown
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USS Yorktown Exhibit

Sunday, October 20, 2019

During Yorktown Day Weekend, learn all about the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier built during World War II for the United States Navy.

The York County Historical Museum is celebrating Yorktown Day Weekend with a special USS Yorktown (CG-48) exhibit. At Friday's opening program at 1 p.m., the Commissioning Commander and others will share memories of the ship, Miss Mary (the ship’s sponsor), and Yorktown. The exhibit will only be up this weekend during the times below, so make sure you stop by and pay tribute to this special piece of history.

Friday, October 18: 1-3:15 p.m.

Saturday, October 19: 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Sunday, October 20: 1-3:15 p.m.

Other events of note:

Friday, October 18: At 5 p.m. there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Mary and Nick Mathews (located at the far side of the parking lot at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown).

Saturday, October 19: The USS Yorktown Association will participate in the parade at 10 a.m. Afterwards, two WWII groups will return to York Hall to set up a display outside the building. At 2:30 p.m., a commemoration pinning will take place for Vietnam veterans.

USS Yorktown Exhibit