Posted on: November 27, 2017

New Holiday Music from Karla Grase and the MPROV Trio - Wednesday, December 20, 6-8 pm!

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A trio from the musical group, MPROV is giving a festive performance at the Hampton History Museum on December 20, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. as a part of the museum’s monthly music series.

Performing will be vocalist Karla Grase, keyboardist England ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Winter Whimsy at the Hampton Carousel through December 31, 10 am-5 pm

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Young and old alike can make new memories while enjoying festively adorned holiday horses and the historic Hampton Carousel decked out for the season, along with special carousel organ-type Christmas music. From November 21 through December 31, visitors w...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Celebrate season with Holly Days, holiday market, lighted boat parade and much more

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Nov. 13, 2017 - Celebrate the holidays in Hampton at the Peninsula's largest illuminated parade on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy lighted floats, high school bands, drill teams and Santa Claus. Also on Saturday, the Hampton History Museum will host...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Beyond Hidden Figures with Margot Lee Shetterly - Wednesday, December 20, noon-1 pm

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Join Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the best-seller Hidden Figures which became an academy award winning film tracing the story of three African-American women whose work as “human computers” led America to win the space race. One yea...

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Posted on: November 7, 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 to...

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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. By 1942, the human computers had become essential to op...

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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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