Posted on: May 18, 2017

"Blackbeard’s Legacy" — Lecture & Book Signing, June 3, 1 p.m.

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Hosted by the Hampton History Museum, author Barbara McLennan will discuss her new novel "Blackbeard’s Legacy," the third in her "The Wealth of a Nation" trilogy, 1 p.m., Saturday, June 3, at St. John’s Church Paris...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

International Day of Remembrance, Saturday, June 10, 11 am

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6th Annual International Day of RemembranceBuckroe Beach, North 1st and Pilot Ave. on the beach
Free and open to the publicHosted by The Sankofa Projects and sponsored by the Hampton History Museum, Remembrance honors the mill...Read on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Streetcar 390 Restaurant Takeover, Thursday, May 25, 5-9 pm

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The Hampton 390 Project is hosting this event and is made up of volunteers who are working to preserve and showcase the history of streetcars and their impact on the social and economic growth of the area through the restoration and display of the last st...Read on...

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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.

By 1942, the human computers had become essential to...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past - June 2-4

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Experience the work of artists and craftspeople whose attire, weaponry, and gadgets conjure up a time when airships were commonplace and steam power ruled the world; an alternative Victorian era and an imagined Wild West frontier as presented in “Steampun...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge: History and Archaeology - June 5, 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: 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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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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