‘American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’ Will Replace American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

The distinctive two-story main entrance of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will provide a focal point for arriving visitors.

The distinctive two-story main entrance of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will provide a focal point for arriving visitors.

Along with a physical transformation of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will come a new name – “American Revolution Museum at Yorktown” – adopted May 10 by the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the Virginia state agency that operates American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement, and endorsed by the Board of Directors of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc.  Recommended by a board naming study task force, the new name will be implemented upon completion of the museum replacement, and in the meantime the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will continue in operation as a museum of the American Revolution.

Construction is expected to start in the second half of 2012 on the project, which includes an 80,000-square-foot structure encompassing expanded exhibition galleries, classrooms and support functions; enhancement of the outdoor Continental Army encampment and Revolutionary-period farm interpretive areas; and reorganization of the 22-acre site.  Visit http://www.historyisfun.org/new-yorktown-museum.htm to learn more.

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