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

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 Yorktown Victory Center 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 Yorktown Victory Center 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 Yorktown Victory Center 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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