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.


  • 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.
  • Publications
    • Facts Sheets of York County History
    • Essays and Memories: African American History
  • Virtual Tour
  • War Memorial Monument


  • Memorial Day Ceremony
  • Poster/Essay Contest
  • Veterans Day Ceremony
  • Yorktown-Zweibrucken Student Exchange
  • Christmas Tree Lighting
Mailing Address:
   PO Box 262
   Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone: 757-890-3500
TDD: 757-890-3621