Transforming Yorktown Victory Center into
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
The Yorktown Victory Center is embarking on a transformation with an imposing new facility – the façade linked to Yorktown area architecture – and a reconfigured site plan allowing for expanded, vibrant gallery exhibits and enhanced outdoor interpretive programming. A new name – American Revolution Museum at Yorktown® – will be implemented upon completion of the project in late 2016. The original Yorktown Victory Center building, dating to 1976, was designed primarily to serve as a visitor center and has been adapted to serve evolving needs. The new plan addresses long-term exhibit, facility and operation requirements and presents an extraordinary opportunity to provide visitors a renewed perspective on the meaning and impact of the American Revolution and an exceptionally compelling experience to complement other attractions in the Yorktown-Williamsburg-Jamestown area.
The Yorktown Victory Center continues to welcome visitors throughout construction, which started in mid-2012. A cornerstone for the new museum was dedicated on May 10, 2013. Early planning was funded by state appropriations and revenue generated by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the state agency that operates the Yorktown Victory Center. Building and exhibit construction and renovations to the site, including living-history areas, are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Private donations to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., are supporting elements of gallery and outdoor exhibits and educational resources.
Read ‘The American Revolution and the World,’ from remarks delivered by Constitutional law scholar A.E. Dick Howard at the cornerstone dedication for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
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