Posted on: July 24, 2017

Putting Out Fires: Volunteer Firefighters - Wednesday, August 16, noon-1 pm

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Volunteer firefighting units are, and have been, social centers of community     in their areas. Citizens learn from each other, exchange news and ideas, and bond in caring for the community. Former Hampton mayor and councilmember Ross K...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Dustin Furlow & Matt Thomas - Wednesday, August 16, 6-8 pm

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Experience the collaboration of two stellar talents. Singer/songwriter guitarist Dustin Furlow and guitar-virtuoso Matt Thomas both have well-established reputations in the Hampton Roads music scene as full-time soloists, but as of 2016 have been performi...

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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: June 15, 2017

Enjoy special discounts this summer with our Downtown Deal!

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Shop and Dine in Downtown Hampton!Hang onto your receipts—for every $10 that you spend, enjoy a ride on the Hampton Carousel, or $1 off admission to the Hampton History Museum, or merchandise in our gift shop!*RESTAURANTSThe Barking Dog...

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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...Read on...

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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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