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'What Freedom Means' Civic Season Series

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation will present “What Freedom Means,” a themed series of civics-related programs and events in June and July to engage younger generations in the role of American democracy.

Events and programs are in partnership with Made By Us, a national coalition of more than 130 history museums, sites, archives and youth-focused civic education organizations dedicated to engaging, empowering and educating younger generations with a primary focus on high school students, Generation Z (ages 18-30) and millennials.

As part of its annual Civic Season kickoff, programs aim to involve youth and young adults in the conversation about democracy and civic participation.

Civic Season Series

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
July 4 • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Salute the 246th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence through interactive interpretive programs, artillery demonstrations and immersive gallery exhibits with films and interactives. Program included with general museum admission.

Past Civic Season Events

Teens With a Purpose

Programs designed for teens and young adults featured art, live music by Superstition and performances by spoken-word artists from Teens With a Purpose (TWP)-The Youth Movement were held at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown on June 12. Free themed “paint-and-take” workshops for teens and young adults were led by artist Lisa Reid-Williamson.


Drag Trivia Hostess – Aria Ova’here

Fascinating tidbits about American history and how to be a good citizen were offered during an evening of learning and laughter on June 12 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with Williamsburg drag artist Robert Kyle appearing as Aria Ova’here.


Violinist – Odysseus

A 90-minute indoor program which explored the theme, “What Freedom Means” through music, song, dance and readings. Performances included the Atumpan Dance Theatre, spoken-word artists from Teens With a Purpose (TWP)-The Youth Movement, singers Rico Robinson and Sylvia Tabb Lee, violinist Odysseus and dramatic readings by James Cameron.