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  1. Coastal Virginia Bluegrass and Brew Festival - The Whiskey Rebellion

    January 26, 2018, 8:00 PM @ The American Theatre

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  2. Coastal Virginia Bluegrass and Brew Festival - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

    January 27, 2018, 8:00 PM @ The American Theatre

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  3. Vow Bride 18th Annual Bride Event

    January 28, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Vow Bride is recognized as the wedding resource for brides in the Hampton Roads area looking for decidedly different vendors to make their "day of" dreams come true.

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  4. Coastal Virginia Bluegrass and Brew Festival - ?The Crooked Road On Tour

    January 28, 2018, 8:00 PM @ The American Theatre

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Hampton History Museum

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

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    n 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 operations. A memo that April stated: "The engineers admit themselves that the girl computers do the work more rapidly and accurately than they could." In the 1940’s Langley also began recruiting African-American women as human computers, but due to segregation laws these "West Area Computers" were kept separate from their white counterparts. This changed in the 1950s as NACA (later NASA) integrated and the “human computers” extended into the broader scientific community at NASA. By the 1960s they numbered in the hundreds. This exhibit features three of these pioneers: Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson, and Hampton native-Mary Jackson.

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