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LINKS OF HISTORICAL ORGANIZATIONS

For further information relating to Yorktown’s past, click on links to the websites of other history oriented organizations in Yorktown.

  • Preservation Virginia
  • Celebrate Yorktown Committee – CYC
    To organize, conduct and promote events and celebrations in Historic Yorktown, and to educate the public on Yorktown’s history, traditions and heritage.
    Post Office Box 557
    Yorktown, VA 23690
    Phone -757-890-4490
    www.yorkcounty.gov/cyc
  • Colonial Williamsburg – CW
    Our mission is to be a center for history and citizenship, encouraging national and international audiences to learn from the past through the preservation, restoration, and presentation of 18th-century Williamsburg and the study, interpretation, and teaching of America’s founding democratic principles.
    http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com
  • Daughters of the American Revolution – Compte De Grasse Chapter – DAR
    To promote patriotism, preserve American history, and secure America’s
    future through better education for children.
    PO Box 392
    Yorktown, VA 23690-0392
    www.comtedegrasse-dar.org
  • Grace Historical Church Preservation Foundation – GHCPF
    To receive, maintain and administer assets in perpetuity exclusively for the purpose of supporting Grace Episcopal Church by maintaining and restoring the church edifice, built in 1697 in Yorktown, Virginia.
    Box 133, Yorktown, VA 23690
    http://preservegracechurch1697.com
    http://www.gracechurchyorktown.org/historcalpreservation
  • Nicholas Martiau Descendant Association – NMDA
    To perpetuate the memory and spirit of Nicolas Martiau (1591- 1657) and his descendants, who achieved a great deal in making American independent and to preserve the gravesites of Nicolas Martiau and his immediate families located at Grace Church, Yorktown, Virginia; create a historic educational library to assist individuals in learning more about history and the contributions of their ancestors; maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom and promote patriotism; and, enjoy comradery and maintain the family spirit of fun.
    http://www.nicolasmartiau.org
  • Page-Nelson Society of Virginia
    The Society aids college students of U.S. history, and supports el-hi history programs. It collects documents associated with immigrants John Pate and Thomas Nelson and their descendants; assists in preservation of memorials; promotes public access to historic sites and events; and monitors historical presentations for accuracy.
    The Page-Nelson Society
    P.O. Box 358
    Warrenton, Virginia, 20188
    http://www.page-nelson.org
  • Tidewater Genealogical Society
    The Society is dedicated to encouraging and sustaining interest in genealogical affairs through education and research programs designed to assist members in their search for ancestors.
    Jim Williams (2007)
    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vatgs/
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy – UDC
    The continuance and furtherance of the true history of the South and the ideals of southern womanhood as embodied in its Constitution.
    http://www.vaudc.org
  • Virginia Department of Historic Resources
    Our mission is to foster, encourage, and support the stewardship of Virginia’s significant historic architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources.
    2801 Kensington Avenue.
    Richmond, VA 23221
    804 367-2323
    http://www.dhr.virginia.gov
  • Waterman’s Museum
    To demonstrate the role that Chesapeake Bay watermen played in the shaping of our nation through a historical display of crafts and methods of their trade.
    309 Water Street
    Yorktown, VA 23690
    757 887-2641
    http://www.watermens.org
  • York County Historical Committee – YCHC
    Serves as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors on matters of an historical nature dealing with the County and the Town of York.
    Box 262
    Yorktown, VA 23690
    757 89-03508
    http://www.yorkcounty.gov/ychc
  • York County Historical Museum
    To advance the knowledge and understanding of the history of York County and the Town of York through the preservation and presentation of historical artifacts in a museum.
    York Hall
    301 Main Street
    Yorktown, VA 23690
    757 890-3508
    http://www.yorkcounty.gov/ychm
  • York County Historical Society – YCHS
    To research, collect and present York County’s history, genealogy and culture of York County.
    Frank Green
    757 846-7486
    http://www.yorkcountyva.org/index.cfm?action=c10&id=1580
  • Yorktown African-American Cultural Society
    To communicate and to educate and to share the unknown, interesting and rich heritage of African-American ancestry who played important roles in the illustrious history of York County Virginia.
    Sherman Hill
    757 877-2422
  • Yorktown Battlefield (Colonial National Historical Park) – National Park Service – CNHP/NPS
    The National Park Service preserves and interprets the 4,302 acre Yorktown battlefield, including original earthworks, historic homes, encampment sites, and other significant remains from the 1781 siege that secured independence for the American colonies.
    www.nps.gov/colo
  • York County/Poquoson Cemetery Committee
    The Cemetery Committee was formed from the York County Historical Committee to investigate and document cemeteries in York County. Since membership is open to interested parties who do not need to be members of the Historical Committee or of York County, it will operate as an independent liaison with the Historical Committee.
    Frank Green
    757 846-7486
  • Yorktown Day Association – YDA
    To plan and carry out Yorktown Day programs and plan exercises every year to commemorate the victory at Yorktown which virtually assured American Independence. Member Organizations: The American Friends of Lafayette; Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia; National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America; York County Board of Supervisors; Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; Comte de Grasse Chapter, National Society DAR; Colonial National Historical Park; National Society Daughters of the American Colonists; Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of the Revolution in the State of Virginia; and National Society Children of the American Revolution
  • Yorktown Victory Center – (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation) – YVC
    (soon to be renamed The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown) ARMY
    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an educational institution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, shall foster through its living-history museums – Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center – an awareness and understanding of the early history, settlement and development of the United States though the convergence of Native American, European, and African cultures and the enduring legacies bequeathed to the nation.
    757 887-1776
    http://www.historyisfun.org

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