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Watermen’s Museum will Mark British Invasion of 1781 Saturday

York Hall. (WYDaily File)

YORKTOWN — The Watermen’s Museum will mark the anniversary of the occupation of Yorktown by British forces Aug. 6 with a day of special events exploring the shared history of the British Invasion of 1781.

Part of the celebration of the 240th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War in Virginia, the event will feature special exhibits inside York Hall, as well as storytelling, music, military displays and historic craft demonstrations.

Sponsored By the York County Commission of the Arts, Yorktown Events Planning Committee and Yorktown Commemoration Committee, the celebration runs on Main Street and at York Hall from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Yorktown Market Days will also be celebrating National Farmers Market Week from 8 a.m. to noon at Riverwalk Landing and the free Yorktown Trolley will be in operation from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Schedule of events:

  • 8 a.m. — Road blockade in place, staffed by Volunteers
  • 9:30 a.m. — Weapons Inspection – Unit Safety Officer
  • 10 a.m. — Craft demonstrations and Games begin
  • 10:30 a.m. — Fife and Drum
  • 11 a.m. — Participatory Drill
  • 11:30 a.m. — Music
  • Noon — Uniforms
  • 1 p.m. — Games
  • 1:30 p.m. — Music
  • 2 p.m. — Participatory Drill
  • 2:30 p.m. — Music
  • 3 p.m. — Closing Formation

For more information, contact Watermen’s Museum at 757-887-2641.

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