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Spring events to be held at Yorktown

A number of spring events begin next month in Yorktown, beginning with a celebration of its unique history on Saturday, April 10.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, the Watermen’s Museum will take part in York County History Day.

The museum will hold a Chili Cookoff that day from noon until 3 p.m., with tickets selling for $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Call 757-887-2641 for competition rules, entry forms and to purchase tickets.

Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters is hosting a pair of Civil War walking tours, both led by historian J. Michael Moore, at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The first takes a look at Yorktown during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign; in the second, Moore will focus on Union operations against Richmond and Confederate naval raiders, highlight inspirational stories of African Americans who sought freedom and display period photographs. Call 757-872-3020 for more details.

Yorktown Market Days also kicks off its regular season that day. The Go Green Market, in recognition of ...

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