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April 3, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum
Join NASA Langley researcher Joe Chambers for a fascinating look at the early days of NASA Langley through some of the hundreds of photos he has compiled for a book celebrating the research facility’s 100th Anniversary.
Hear about the birth of Langley, when it was known as the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), its innovations in aircraft research and design, impact on the military and WWII, and beginning of the space race and establishment of NASA.
Image: Curtis AT-5A Trainer with N.A.C.A. cowling installed, ca. 1928, courtesy NASA Langley
April 8, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum
Come learn about the daily life of the Native Americans who lived here before the English arrived in 1607. Interact with living history interpreters portraying Powhatan Indians and explore items that would have been familiar to them. Learn how they made their tools. Help make traditional pottery, and create your own Powhatan jewelry.
April 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Queens Way & Wine Street, Downtown Hampton
Join in commemorating the melding of the Native American, European and African cultures that have shaped our community. Enjoy presentations and performances that will take place throughout the day, hands-on family activities, cultural displays and demonstrations, traditional dance and music, food, heritage arts & crafts, and more to honor those who came before us.
April 19, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum
Julian Padowicz was a 7 year old living in Warsaw when WW II began. He and his mother trekked into southern Poland, where they endured Soviet occupation before escaping over the snow-covered Carpathian Mountains into neutral Hungary. These experiences, as well as subsequent ones on their way to safety in the United States, have been recounted in his three-part memoir.
Arriving in America in 1941, at the age of nine, Julian discovered that his war-time experiences had ill-prepared him for claiming his share of “the American Dream,” so a third sequel, “When the Diamonds Were Gone,” (2015) is a coming-of-age story. He will sign copies of this most recent work at the talk.
April 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum
The mid-twentieth century was a great era for the popular song. The golden age of movie musicals brought us classics like “Over the Rainbow” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.” At the same time, the sophisticated jazzy tunes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and many more captivated listeners. Little Doors wanders through this seemingly endless canon of great songs, gathering tunes like shells on the beach and taking them home to enjoy again and again. Simply presented with vocals, guitar and upright bass, these songs take the listener to a place in their past: a place of nostalgia evoking forgotten joys or heartaches, sometimes with a fresh appreciation that comes from having been away from an old friend for too long.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase from La Bodega Hampton
April 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum
Join this conversation facilitated by Professor Robert Watson of Hampton University. Your input will help spell out how to sustain the movement through actions for positive social change. What strategies from the past can be adapted for the future and what sort of education and outreach are needed to engage the next generation? Share your voice to help us determine how the Civil Rights movement can be sustained.
This program series is funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
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