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A New Look at the American Revolution in Yorktown
By Tom Adkinson

YORKTOWN, Va. – A gleaming statue of Gen. George Washington commands a central space in the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, a $50 million facility that had its grand opening this spring.

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American Revolution Museum. Image by Tom Adkinson.

There is a theme of storytelling throughout the multi-faceted complex, including the character of a 19th-century storyteller who narrates “Liberty Fever,” a film about his journey around the new nation to gather stories about the Revolutionary War. He calls that period a time when ordinary people accomplished extraordinary things. Complementing the museum’s indoor exhibits are a colonial farm and a Continental Army encampment. Visiting here is more exciting than reading about the period in a history book, especially when the cannon are fired. Image by the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

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Published July 13, 2017

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