Visitors to the Continental Army encampment area of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will be able to sit in a 250-seat amphitheater

Visitors to the Continental Army encampment area of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will be able to sit in a 250-seat amphitheater and feature a variety of artillery pieces representing the types of guns used at the 1781 Siege of Yorktown. They will also have opportunities to receive hands-on how to operate an artillery piece and to observe it being fired. Sally Stook, a supervisor in the recreated Continental Army encampment at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, provided visitors a taste of life as a soldier, from enlistment to the firing of a cannon. The encampment area of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is expected to be complete in time for the museum's grand opening celebrations, which begin March 23 and continue for 13 days through April 4. The grand opening concludes a 10-year transformation for the museum from the Yorktown Victory Center. Lauren Monarch gave a cooking demonstration inside a 20-by-16 foot kitchen designed to evoke the 18th century York County family of Edward Moss. She spent several months learning period-era recipes to cook.

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