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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, including the 1:30 p.m. Sunday Yorktown Day parade and 2:15 p.m. Sunday ceremony at the Yorktown Victory Monument. Other events range from living history demonstrations at the Yorktown Victory Center to walking tours of the Yorktown Battlefield. Times and fees vary, with free admission to the battlefield on Sunday. Yorktown Victory Center, 200 Water St., 888-593-4682 or historyisfun.org; and Yorktown Battlefield, 1000 Colonial Parkway, 757-898-2410 or nps.gov/colo.
  • 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-...

    Taking the Kids -- to Williamsburg in fall

    Taking the Kids -- to Williamsburg in fall
    Do you believe in "The World Unseen"? In ghosts? Maybe this time of year; maybe because we're in a small room lit by candlelight and the question is being posed by a seemingly possessed young woman named Sarah Pelham, who lived in 18th-century...

    Notes and notables

    Get the picture? When someone is arrested and booked, that person gets photographed. These "booking mugs" have become a part of the American culture, from ghastly celebrity pics to the burgeoning online galleries of everyday felony suspects. So we...

    National parks will waive entrance fees on 98th birthday

    National parks will waive entrance fees on 98th birthday
    National parks will waive their entrance fees on Monday, Aug. 25 in honor of the park service's 98th birthday.  Locally, national parks include Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. You can find a complete list of national parks that will...