Local Author to Give Lecture on Victory Monument

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The York County Historical Committee and York County Historical Museum will host author Maria Hepner on Sunday, Oct. 17 (courtesy of the Watermen’s Museum)

YORKTOWN — The York County Historical Committee and the York County Historical Museum will host author Maria Hepner for a lecture on the Yorktown Victory Monument.

On Sunday, Oct. 17, Ms. Hepner will discuss the Yorktown Victory Monument as well as the 100 year period between the monument’s authorization by the Continental Congress and when it was dedicated. She will go into detail about the trials and tribulations of erecting the monument meant to dedicate the day in which, on Oct. 19, 1781, Gen. Cornwallis’ army surrendered to Gen. George Washington, effectively ending the American Revolutionary War.

Ms. Hepner’s family lineage spans fourteen generations in York County, providing the author a unique perspective.

Copies of her new book, “The Yorktown Victory Monument” (The History Press, 2021), will be available for purchase at the talk.

The lecture will take place on Oct. 17, 2021 at York Hall, 301 Main Street in Yorktown, at 3 p.m.

Face coverings are required for attendance and seating is limited. This event is subject to change or to be canceled. If so, notification will be made on the county’s event hotline, (757) 890-3520.

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