Hampton’s history is America’s story, and we have condensed some of the most powerful chapters from the city’s past to share with the public through a series of pop-up exhibits. These vibrant displays are perfect for schools, libraries, churches and other groups and organizations. Exhibits include ideas for educational and public programming.
Each exhibit consists of four to eight roll-up banners for quick and easy display.
Exhibits are available to rent at $150 each for 1 month.
They come in a rolling case (approximately 46 x 26 x 20 inches), for pickup, or shipped at an additional cost.
In commemoration of the 1619 arrival of the first Africans in English North America, the Hampton History Museum has two pop-up versions of its exhibit "1619: Arrival of the First Africans" available for community groups, schools, churches, libraries, events, and other uses. The rental fee is $150.
This exhibit explores the lives of more than 30 fugitive slaves from Hampton who made journeys to freedom or took up arms against their enslavers during periods of war, from the Black Loyalists of the Revolutionary War to the Contrabands of the Civil War.
"Toward Freedom: Hampton and the Contraband" tells the story of the men, women, and children who escaped slavery to seek the possibility of freedom at Fort Monroe. It explores critical questions surrounding slavery and the individuals who changed the world by their actions just one month into the American Civil War.
The NASA exhibit explores the history and personalities brought to light in the hit film and best-selling book “Hidden Figures.” The display features three of these pioneers: Dorothy Vaughn, Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson.