Organized by the Virginia Museum of History &Culture, Civil War Journey: Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden, features more than 40 original works depicting his odyssey of combat, capture, imprisonment, and deliverance.
Explore Hampton's integral ties to, and love of, the water that surrounds us, our seafood and maritime heritage, and passion for sailing as embodied in the locally developed Hampton One Design sailboat, and the sailing culture that grew out of it.
Exhibition Dates: May 12, 2018 - September 2, 2018 - On loan from the South Carolina State Museum and sponsored by the Hampton History Museum Association, Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers, tells the story of Blackbeard, the infamous pirate known for his thick beard and fearsome image. It also tells the stories of many other pirates.
Exhibition Dates: February 27, 2017 - April 8, 2018 - Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery - Explore 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 groundbreaking exhibition shines an inspirational light on their experiences as part of a powerful slave resistance between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.
Exhibition Dates: January 10, 2015 - March 13, 2016
From Cockacoaeske, a female chief of the Pamunkey tribe who worked to protect her people during the tumultuous days of Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676 to Katherine Johnson, whose careful mathematical calculations were instrumental in putting a man on the moon, women have played a major role in history.