American Revolution Museum extends artillery exhibition to March 3

Due to its popularity, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will extend the run of its “Blast from the Past” special exhibition to March 3.

The exhibition, which opened June 10, features American, British and French artillery pieces and the innovation and technology that was utilized by the Franco-American alliance to be victorious at the Siege of Yorktown, according to a Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation news release.

“This special exhibition has been such a hit with our visitors that we wanted to give everyone a chance to see it before we have to return these very special objects back to their owners throughout the United States,” said Peter Armstrong, senior director of museum operations and education for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, in the release.

The exhibition was previously scheduled to end Saturday.

Among the artillery pieces on display for the exhibition are a British Light 3-pounder bronze field cannon, which is on loan from the U.S. Army Center of Military History, and an American 6-pounder iron cannon, which was cast by Samuel and Daniel Hughes circa 1775-1783, and is on loan from the mayor and council of Boonsboro, Maryland, according to the release.

Activities and experiences include interactive 18th-century artillery field manuals and exhibits about different types of artillery and how artillery pieces were transported.

For more information, call 757-253-4838 or visit historyisfun.org/artillery.

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