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Gloucester Museum of History will hold two-day Revolutionary experience

Gloucester Museum of History will hold their two-day event, Gloucester 1776: A Revolutionary Experience on May 22 and 23. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Gloucester Museum of History)

GLOUCESTER — Revolutionary history will come to life in Gloucester during the weekend of May 22-23. 

The Gloucester Museum of History will host “Gloucester 1776: A Revolutionary Experience” on Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The event will be held both days, rain or shine, on the grounds of the Museum at 6539 Main Street

The free and family-friendly event will give visitors the chance to experience what it was like to be a patriot in 1776, when the 7th Virginia Regiment was posted in Gloucester County. 

The program will align with Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOLs) for students of all ages, specifically Virginia studies and the Revolutionary War.

Guests will go back in time to the early days of the revolution, with cannon and musket firing demonstrations, dozens of reenactors to engage, and colonial era games and music.

Students will also be given a worksheet to inspire critical thinking as they experience the living history event and interact with reenactors. Guests can also visit the galleries of the Gloucester Museum of History.

The Museum asks guests to wear masks and practice social distancing during the event.


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