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Yorktown Tea Party celebration Saturday

A town-wide celebration of the anniversary of the 1774 Yorktown Tea Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday along Water Street in Yorktown.

Sponsored by the Watermen’s Museum, the celebration centers around actions led by Thomas Nelson Jr. on Nov. 7, 1774, when he and the residents of York County went down to the docks and openly protested against the King of England’s taxes by throwing a shipment of tea into the York River. A reenactment of the tea party will be held at noon.As part of the festivities, the York County Maritime Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a John Smith Shallop exhibit, and special exhibits will be set up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Watermen’s Museum and Freight Shed. In addition, there will be a chance to enjoy the Yorktown Sea Shanty Festival, with four venues along the Yorktown waterfront where maritime music will be performed.

Among the performers who will share their talents during the festival are Clan McCool, Yorkto...

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