Michael Harris

Let the new Revolution begin

Let the new Revolution begin

The Revolution begins anew.

Concluding a 10-year, $50 million transformation from the Yorktown Victory Center, the 80,000-square-foot American Revolution Museum at Yorktown formally debuts Thursday with a 13-day grand opening celebration.

Ceremonies on each day will mark the legacy of the first 13 states in the United States and will take place in the order in which those states ratified the Constitution. Daily programs will recognize each state's role in the Revolution.

The museum has designated April 1 for the official launch of the remodeled and revamped museum — Dedication Day. Virginia will take center-stage, and a new mobile app and the Liberty Tree debuts. The...