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Hampton History Museum

Posted on: December 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Build the City - January 19, 10 am - 2 pm


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 dedicated area. 


The Hampton Roads Convention Center is located at 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666. For more information call 757-727-1102 or visit 

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