|The Yorktown Victory Monument|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adult, Teen
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Learn about the conception and history of the Yorktown Victory Monument! Ten days after the battle of Yorktown, Congress resolved to place a monument commemorating their alliance with France and their victory over England. Moving at the speed of government, it would take 100 years for Congress to act upon that official resolution. The Centennial of Yorktown in 1881 began the first 75 years of the monument’s history. Standing watch over Yorktown until the fateful night lightning struck down Lady Victory, and she was replaced by the Liberty statue we all know today. Join Maria Hepner for an informative and illuminating lecture on the Yorktown Victory Monument at Yorktown Library on Saturday, October 21st. Registration is not required. Suggested audience: Adults and Teens. Questions? Please call 757-890-5207 or email email@example.com.Library: Yorktown Library Map
Speaker Bio: Maria Hepner is a raconteur who researches and lectures about the unknown and forgotten stories of Yorktown. Presently a docent with the York County History Museum she previously spent 14 years with Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center as a volunteer and park guide. In 2021, she authored “The Yorktown Victory Monument”, the first published history on the subject.
Presenter: Maria Hepner