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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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)
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Yorktown, VA 23690
- 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.
301 Main Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
- York County Historical Society – YCHS
To research, collect and present York County’s history, genealogy and culture of York County.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.