Posted on: June 15, 2017

Enjoy special discounts this summer with our Downtown Deal!

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Shop and Dine in Downtown Hampton!Hang onto your receipts—for every $10 that you spend, enjoy a ride on the Hampton Carousel, or $1 off admission to the Hampton History Museum, or merchandise in our gift shop!*RESTAURANTSThe Barking Dog...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Andrew Shield & The Big Deal - Wednesday, June 21, 6-8 pm

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Catch some rising blues stars! Andrew Shield and The Big Deal are a group of young musicians with a passion for providing energetic rock, pop, Motown, and rhythm and blues.  Lead by Andrew Shield, a junior at Jamestown High School, the group cons...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1855 - June 21, noon-1 pm

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In the summer of 1855, yellow fever stuck the populations of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia imported by the SS Benjamin Franklin imported the pathogen from the Danish West Indies. As thousands of residents fled, hundreds of volunteers from across the co...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Take a Spin Back in Time on the Hampton Carousel!

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Experience the nostalgic thrill of a ride on the historic 1920 carousel from the much-beloved Buckroe Beach Amusement Park.

Carousel #50 is one of only 75 of the very few remaining original carousels built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Restored...Read on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

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

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In 1935 a group of five women came to Langley to form a computer pool to process all the data coming in from wind tunnel and flight tests. It began as an experiment, but became something much bigger.

By 1942, the human computers had become essential to...Read on...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

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

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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: 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 ...

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