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  • Patriotism on display for Yorktown Day marking the victory of Americans during the Revolutionary War

    Patriotism on display for Yorktown Day marking the victory of Americans during the Revolutionary War
    A REVOLUTIONARY VICTORY AT YORKTOWN. The town where American and French soldiers won the Revolution will celebrate the 233rd anniversary of their triumph over the British this weekend with a two-day slate of historical programs and patriotic observances,...
  • Yorktown Day and kick-off events

    Yorktown Day on Sunday marks the 233rd anniversary of the American-French victory over the British in 1781. The victory was the last major military action of the American Revolution and basically secured independence for the American colonies after a six-...
  • 'Wealth of Jamestown' draws back curtain of time

     'Wealth of Jamestown' draws back curtain of time
    Author Barbara N. McLennan draws the curtain of time back in this historical novel, letting us look through the window of the past and see some of Jamestown's most affluent and notable citizens. McLennan focuses on a small circle of friends and family...
  • Yorktown to celebrate Veterans Day

    York County's historical committee will mark Veterans Day with a memorial service at noon Tuesday at York Hall, 301 Main St., Yorktown. The service will include tolling of the bells, a presentation of the colors, singing of the National Anthem, the...
  • Peninsula Chamber celebrates Distinguished Citizen, award winners

    Peninsula Chamber celebrates Distinguished Citizen, award winners
    The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce named its 2014 Distinguished Citizen and award winners at its annual meeting on Monday. According to a news release, the award winners are: - Distinguished Citizen: Kenneth M. Krakaur, president of Sentara...
  • $802 million: Capital projects

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. State leaders authorized $802 million worth of building projects in this year's budget,...
  • Museum director to speak about Yorktown Victory Center progress

    James S. Holloway, director of museum education and operations for the Yorktown Victor Center, will speak at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Grace Episcopal Church Parish House about the progress of the center. The center is being transformed into the American...
  • The Civil War at the College of William and Mary

    The Civil War at the College of William and Mary
    When Sean Heuvel decided to write a book about the Civil War history of the College of William and Mary, the source of his inspiration was clear. "I'd always been captivated by the Civil War memorial tablet in the Wren Building," the 2002 W&M graduate...
  • A Spanish outpost on the York ends in treachery and murder

     A Spanish outpost on the York ends in treachery and murder
    When America's first permanent English settlers sailed into Hampton Roads in 1607, they were far from the first Europeans to set foot on the land they named Virginia. Four times during the previous half-century, Spanish mariners looking for the fabled...
  • The long and winding road to marking the spot where the British surrendered

    The long and winding road to marking the spot where the British surrendered
    When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O’Hara surrendered his sword began to waver. Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid...
  • Remembering the surrender at Yorktown

    Remembering the surrender at Yorktown
    When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver. Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...