Posted on: April 20, 2017

Dockside Seafood Feast - Saturday, May 20, 6-9 pm

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Overview of Event

The Dockside Seafood Feast is a one-of-a-kind dining experience in the unique setting of Graham and Rollins’ working waterfront dock at 19 Rudd Lane in Downtown Hampton.  Historic in both its setting and goal, the event...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

The Future of the Civil Rights Movement - Monday, April 24, 7-8 pm

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Join Hampton University history professor Robert Watson for “The Future of the Civil Rights Movement,” the third and final in a series of “Civic Dialogues” soliciting public input on the past, present and future of ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge: History and Archaeology - May 1, 7 pm

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The history and archaeology of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, and recent revelations about the pirate himself, will be presented by Nautical Archaeologist David Moore in “Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge: History and Archaeology”...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

WWI: A Soldier’s Life Family Event - May 13, 10 am-2 pm

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Learn about life during the “Great War” with living history reenactors portraying the men of Company F. 318th Infantry Regiment 80th Division American Expeditionary Force 1918. Hear what confronted young Americans as they left home, fa...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

A New Source of Nitrogen for the Changing Arctic - May 17, Noon

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The Arctic Ocean is a system undergoing rapid change, with warming temperatures and sharp declines in ice coverage. It may not be all bad news, however. During a recent voyage to the Arctic, Virginia Institute of Marine Science researchers found that more...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Hampton Carousel is open for the season!

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After untold numbers of young and old enjoyed the carousel over its 65-year tenure, it was put in storage with the closure of Buckroe Beach Amusement Park in the mid-1980s. It was moved and restored at its current location in Carousel Park on Settlers Lan...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

NEW EXHIBIT! Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery

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This groundbreaking exhibition explores the lives of over 30 fugitive slaves from Hampton who made journeys to freedom or took up arms against their enslavers during periods of war. This exhibit shines an inspirational light on their experiences in the co...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Exhibit: Arrival of the First Africans

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Drawing on the latest research, the exhibit tells the story of the Africans’ home in Angola, how they came to be enslaved aboard a Spanish slave ship San Juan Bautista, the terrible 10,000 nautical mile voyage that brought them to Virginia, and thei...

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