WILLIAMSBURG — The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF), an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia that administers the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement, was recently awarded a grant of $7,500 from the Americana Corner Preserving America Grant Program.
According to the foundation, the funds will be used to support professional photography of artifacts and objects in the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collection at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, enhancing interpretive and educational initiatives.
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells the shared stories of citizens and soldiers through comprehensive indoor exhibits and outdoor living history that capture the transformational nature and epic scale of the Revolution and its relevance today, according to JYF. In addition to its immersive galleries, interactives and films, the museum features more than 500 objects on public display used to convey the diverse stories of people and events during the Revolutionary period.
The museum opened April 1, 1976 as the Yorktown Victory Center, one of three Bicentennial centers in Virginia, and underwent a multi-year transformation of the museum complex that was dedicated on April 1, 2017. The museum, a setting for year-round special events and educational programs, is gearing up for the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in 2026.
Americana Corner was founded in 2020 by Tom Hand as an online resource to help others rediscover America’s founding and first century of expansion through stories of the events, founding documents, and leaders who helped create and shape the country.
The Americana Corner Grant Program supports organizations, such as the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, that “tell the story of the nation’s past and rekindle a love for American history.”
For more information about the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, visit jyfmuseums.org or call 757-253-4838.