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WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 24, 2013 – The Hampton Roads Community Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, which by late 2016 will replace the Yorktown Victory Center, operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. 

The grant will support acquisition of artifacts, interactive exhibits and films for the new museum galleries and will help to meet a challenge grant issued last fall by The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation of Richmond.  The Parsons Foundation is matching 50 percent of up to $500,000 in gifts made through November 2013 for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown galleries. 

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation, southeastern Virginia’s largest grant and scholarship provider, joins individuals, corporations and other foundations that have made commitments to the new museum, now under construction.  Building and exhibit construction and renovations to the site, including a re-created Continental Army encampment and Revolution-period farm, are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Private donations are supporting elements of gallery and outdoor exhibits and educational resources.  For more information about the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown or to make a donation, visit hif.ciniva.net.