Posted on: March 22, 2017

Hampton Carousel opens for the season on April 1!

Hampton carousel horse

After untold numbers of young and old enjoyed the carousel over its 65-year tenure, it was put in storage with the closure of Buckroe Beach Amusement Park in the mid-1980s. It was moved and restored at its current location in Carousel Park on Settlers Lan...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

NASA Langley’s Centennial: The First 40 Years - April 3

Curtis JN-4 at Langley Field ca. 1920, courtesy NASA Langley

In preparation for the 100th anniversary of NASA Langley, researcher Joe Chambers presents “NASA Langley’s Centennial: The First 40 Years” as part of the Hampton History Museum’s Port Hampton Lecture Series on Monda...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Virginia Indian Life Family Event - April 8

Native American Living History

Join us for our free 2nd Saturday Family Event "Virginia Indian Life" on Saturday, April 8,  from 11 am to 2 pm!Come learn about the daily life of the Native Americans who lived here before the English arrived in 1607. Interact with liv...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

SPECIAL EVENT! Hampton Heritage Day - April 15

Hampton Heritage Day

Make your plans to take part in Hampton Heritage Day on Saturday, April 15 from 10 am to 5 pm at Queens Way & Wine Street in Downtown Hampton!

Join in commemorating the melding of the Native American, European and African cultures that have shaped our comm...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

NEW EXHIBIT! Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery

Give Me Liberty

This 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 co...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

NEW EXHIBIT! When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers

Human Computers image

Learn the story of “Hidden Figures” in our latest addition to the Hampton History Galleries!

 In 1935 a group of five women came to Langley to form a computer pool to process from wind tunnel and flight tests. It began as an experiment, but became...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Exhibit: Arrival of the First Africans

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Drawing on the latest research, the 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 thei...

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