WILLIAMSBURG — The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation will present “What Freedom Means,” a themed series of civics-related programs and events in June and July to engage younger generations in the role of American democracy.
Programs kickoff on Sunday, June 12, at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
Events and programs are in partnership with Made By Us, a national coalition of more than 130 history museums, sites, archives and youth-focused civic education organizations dedicated to engaging, empowering and educating younger generations with a primary focus on high school students, Generation Z (ages 18-30) and millennials.
As part of the Made By Us annual Civic Season kickoff, programs begin June 12 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with additional programs planned on June 18 during Juneteenth at Jamestown Settlement and July 4 during Liberty Celebration at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
Civic Season Series Kickoff
June 12, 1 to 5 p.m. – An Afternoon of Civic Engagement
Programs designed for teens and young adults will feature art, live music by Superstition and performances by spoken-word artists from Teens With a Purpose (TWP)-The Youth Movement. Free themed “paint-and-take” workshops for teens and young adults led by artist Lisa Reid-Williamson are available at 1:30-2:45 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. The art project has limited capacity with advance online registration is recommended, and children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Program is included with museum admission.
June 12, 6 to 8 p.m. – Drag Trivia: Civics Edition
Discover fascinating tidbits about American history and how to be a good citizen during an evening of learning and laughter with Williamsburg drag artist Robert Kyle appearing as Aria Ova’here. Program is designed for ages 21 and up, with a cash bar and food available for purchase. This free event is limited and advance online registration is recommended.
Admission to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, is $16.00 for adults, $9.00 for ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and under. Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, including William & Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency. Parking is free.
For more information about the Civic Season Series, call 757-253-4838 or visit jyfmuseums.org/civicseason.