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February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - February 25, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum - Changing Gallery
The 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 context of slave resistance between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.
The exhibit especially focuses on the Black Loyalists (American Revolution) and Refugees (War of 1812) in Hampton who achieved liberty by joining forces with the British Army and Navy. Between these wartime events enslaved people in Hampton continuously resisted by taking flight. Through their revolutionary actions, fugitives not only freed themselves but fought against enslavement, ultimately helping to end slavery permanently. The exhibition concludes with Hampton’s Contrabands, who escaped to Union-held Fort Monroe during the Civil War, and the role they and other fugitives played in slavery’s abolition.
August 2, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
After a 71-year absence, and 100 years since it was built, Hampton’s streetcar 390 returns to the city it served for restoration and eventual display. Celebrate with us and meet the people who will prepare the 390 for a new life as an interpretive display exploring the transformative role of trolleys on Hampton and the lives of its citizens.
Built in 1917, this last remaining Hampton Streetcar is one of only two of its kind in existence. The 390 served the city from 1918 until 1946 when trolleys were phased out in favor of buses. After that she served as a family home until donated to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum and stored before returning to us on this momentous day.
After entering Fort Monroe, follow signs to the event site at 57 Patch Road.
Questions, call the Hampton Visitor Center at 757-727-1102.
August 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum
August 16, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum
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 Kearney will lead a roundtable discussion among volunteer fire fighters from the consolidated Hampton area including Hampton Company, Buckroe Company, Wythe Company, Phoebus Company and Fox Hill Company. Join us in sharing their stories and memories, and, perhaps even a tall tale or two!
Bring a bag lunch—we’ll have free dessert for you!
August 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum
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 performing regularly as an exciting, powerhouse acoustic-duo.
In February of 2017 Dustin Furlow won the Veer Magazine award for "Best Acoustic/Folk Artist" in Hampton Roads and was nominated for "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year.”
Matt Thomas has won 1st place in both contemporary thumbpicking and open style at the "Home of The Legends International Thumbpicking Competition". He has also been inducted into the Thumbpickers Hall-of-Fame and shared the stage with several national touring acts such as Tommy Emmanuel, Stephen Bennett, Gareth Pearson and Daniel Champagne.
This event takes place in the our air conditioned Great Hall. Enjoy a fine selection of beer and wine available for purchase from La Bodega Hampton.
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