The York County Historical Committee is an advisory body to the York County Board of Supervisors that serves in order to document, celebrate, and perpetuate York County’s historical importance, and to keep alive the traditions which form the foundations of America’s heritage. The Historical Committee accomplishes this goal by sharing information about York County history with the community, and by organizing various community events.
PERPETUATING YORK COUNTY HISTORY
Free Public Historical Lectures
Saturday, February 3rd, 3:00 pm - “A Conversation with John Rollison” Presenter: Mr. James Cameron, character actor/author/historian In celebration of Black History Month, Mr. Cameron portrays John Rollison, a free black man in colonial Yorktown. He was a wealthy land and tavern owner who supported the Patriot cause in the American Revolution.
Sunday, March 25th, 3:00 pm - “World War I on the Virginia Peninsula” Presenter: Mr. J. Michael Moore, historian and Curator of Lee Hall Mansion and Endview Plantation Mr. Moore will provide an overview of the First World War (1914-1918) 100 years after the war’s end. He will discuss the effects of the war on the United States and Europe and particularly the Peninsula, to include the rise of the military-industrial complex in Hampton Roads.
Sunday, April 15th, 3:00 pm - “History of the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown” Presenter: CAPT Matthew Kosnar, Commander, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Captain Kosnar will discuss the 100-year history of the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, which marks its centennial this year. He will cover the growth and evolution of the facility from the early days of the First World War to the present.