Drawing on the latest research, this 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 their lives on the farms and plantations in the new colony.
Explore Hampton's integral ties to, and love of, the water that surrounds us, our seafood and maritime heritage, and passion for sailing as embodied in the locally developed Hampton One Design sailboat, and the sailing culture that grew out of it.
This exhibit celebrates the NACA and NASA’s singular history and immeasurable contribution to the community in Hampton. The exhibit features artifacts and images acquired from NASA Langley Research Center. This installation is the first step in a comprehensive retelling of Hampton’s twentieth century history.
The exhibit “When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers,” exploring the local history and personalities of the hit film “Hidden Figures” opened to the public in the 20th Century Galleries at the Hampton History Museum on Saturday, January 21, 2017.