York County History Day to Include Civil War Living History, Cannon Firing and More

York County History Day is Saturday, April 16. (WYDaily/Nancy Sheppard)

YORK COUNTY — The community is invited to experience the history of York County on Saturday, April 16.

There will be activities along the river for York County History Day. The free event will include living Civil War history, cannon fire, music and more at the Watermen’s Museum, 309 Water St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will also be music, storytelling, colonial exhibits and living history at York Hall, 301 Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other activities include York County Sister Cities French Market 8am-3pm, Mob Jack Bay Coffee Roasters Civil War Tours 10am and 1pm, Visitor Center Free Day Colonial National Historic Park visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a Civil War Battlefield Tour at Newport News Park Discovery
Center at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Special exhibits will be presented at the York County Historical Museum at York Hall,
On the Hill Gallery, 402 Main St., and American Revolution Museum in Yorktown, 200 Water St.

The Watermen’s Museum will also host its annual Chili Cook-off from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact the Watermen’s Museum at (757) 887-2641, or visit Watermens.org

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