American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Sat, Jun 29, 2019 - Wed, Jul 08, 2020
- 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Discover personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the American Revolution and their contributions in establishing the nation in “Forgotten Soldier,” a special exhibition on display through July 8, 2020, at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
Through interactive experiences, artifact displays and compelling art displays, including a new contemporary work by nationally acclaimed artist Titus Kaphar, visitors follow forgotten stories of soldiers who enlisted in the American cause for a free and independent nation or take up arms for British forces in hopes of obtaining their own freedom.
The special exhibition explores how African-American veterans worked to secure recognition of their role in the war and how some became leaders of the black community in the newly independent United States of America.
“Forgotten Soldier” Programs
Public programming will include a series of lectures, genealogy workshops and interpretive demonstrations with first-person portrayals of African-American soldiers in military conflicts.
- 2019 admission is $15.00 for adults and $7.50 for ages 6-12 (2020: $15.25 for adults and $17.75 for ages 6-12). Children under 6 admitted free. Free parking. A combination ticket is available with Jamestown Settlement.
Last Updated: 06/30/2020
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