Posted on: September 28, 2017

Haunted Horse Rides - Oct. 3-Nov. 5, Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

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“Trick or Treating with the Headless Horseman” and free candy are part of the fun of “Haunted Horse Rides” at the historic Hampton Carousel this Halloween season.

The carousel and its finely carved and painted horses will be decorated, and carousel staff w...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Hampton Horror Tours! - October 23-27, 6:30 & 8 pm

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Stories and figures from the city’s dark side come to life for the season of spooks and frights as the Hampton History Museum presents their popular “Hampton Horror Tours” Monday, October 23 through Friday, October 27. Tours ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

The Great Storm of '33 - Wednesday, October 18, noon.

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We’ve been fortunate this year with some of the strongest hurricanes recorded in years mercifully skipping over our area. Things were not so lucky for the citizens of Hampton and surrounding areas in August of 1933. Join Frank Green, president o...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Tornado Bait - Wednesday, October 18, 6-8 pm

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Are you a fan of Sister Rosetta Tharpe? Elvis? Tom Waits? Hank Williams? Nirvana? The Flaming Lips? Or just like cool music that whirls it all up into an incredibly fresh and fun experience? Then you will dig Tornado Bait!It’s possible you could simplify ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Fiddle Music from Colonial Days to Revolutionary Times - Monday, Nov. 6, 7-8 pm

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What kind of music would the Jamestown settlers have enjoyed? What were Virginians listening to at the end of the Revolution? Take a walk through 174 years of music and history with David Gardner. The award-winning fiddler and music historian has an enter...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Become a vendor at craft show, holiday market this season

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Sept. 25, 2017 - There’s still time for you to be a vendor at the Santa’s Attic Craft Show and Hampton History Museum’s “Holiday Market.” All adult artists and craftsmen are invited to fill out an application online. Your items must be handmade and fit th...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Take a Spin Back in Time on the Hampton Carousel!

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Experience the nostalgic thrill of a ride on the historic 1920 carousel from the much-beloved Buckroe Beach Amusement Park.

Carousel #50 is one of only 75 of the very few remaining original carousels built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Restored...Read on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers

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In 1935 a group of five women came to Langley to form a computer pool to process all the data coming in from wind tunnel and flight tests. It began as an experiment, but became something much bigger.

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

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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