Children will become architects and engineers as the Hampton
History Museum hosts the 4th Annual “Build the City” event on Saturday, January
19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
This free family friendly event will engage children and
adults, inspired by photos of Hampton buildings, to construct a large-scale
model of Hampton, using boxes other recyclables, construction paper, chalk, and
paint. Volunteers and staff are on-hand to teach the “building blocks” of
architecture and those influences that shaped our landscape as well as the
science and engineering behind building our City’s structures.
“As someone who loves history and architecture, this is one
of my favorite events. Adults enjoy it just as much as kids. I’ve seen several
generations of families, as well as people who’ve just met, collaborate on a
building. They can get pretty elaborate. Building the Hampton Coliseum, Hampton
Roads Convention Center, Air & Space Center or Hampton Carousel requires
some ingenuity. The results are amazing,” says Hampton History Museum executive
director Luci Cochran.
In addition fashioning familiar landmarks from cardboard, thousands
of LEGOs will be on hand to create buildings and other structures in a
The Hampton Roads Convention Center is located at 1610
Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666. For more information call 757-727-1102 or