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August 2, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Museum members free, non-members $5
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The Legacy of a Boatbuilder: Vincent Serio and the Hampton One-Design

Monday, August 2, 2021

Join Vincent J. Serio, III, grandson of Vincent J. Serio, Sr., the designer and original builder of the Hampton One-Design, to hear how an immigrant from Sicily learned boatbuilding and broke into the yacht club community to create a life for his family in the United States. In this personal, yet universal story of the American Dream, Serio will share how his grandfather’s values of craftsmanship and pride in one’s work inspired generations of his family and others. He’ll offer insights into the boatbuilder’s art and the history of the one design movement in sailing after the 1920s. This talk is presented in conjunction with the museum’s special exhibit "Hampton One: Working, Building, and Racing on the Water" which closes August 22. Featuring a fully restored Hampton One Design sailboat, this image and artifact-rich exhibition explores Hampton's integral ties to, and love of, the water that surrounds us.

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