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September 16, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hampton, VA 23669
Free and open to the public. Museum admission is free all weekend.
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9th Annual BayShore Beach Experience

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Join hosts Reginald Robinson and Judy Leonard for this annual celebration, with this year’s theme of “Our Black Disneyland.” Take a stroll down memory lane recalling the premier seaside resort for African-Americans during Jim Crow. Accompanying the event is a weekend-long display of artifacts from Reginald Robinson’s extensive personal collection of photos, documents and mementos from BayShore that is not to be missed.

Your engaging hosts will entertain with skits, games and sing-alongs, and will enlighten with history and stories. Evening highlights include honoring inductees to the BayShore Hall of Fame 2023 class, and presentation of the 2023 Charles H. William Award of Leadership. 

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Mrs. Virginia Lee Robinson, the inspiration behind all past, present and future BayShore Beach Experience events. In honor of this momentous occasion, ice cream and cake will be served. The BayShore Beach Experience is pleased to have returning, the Poet Laureate of The Black Experience, the very talented Mrs. Tonya Sinclair Swindell with another great selection from her writings, followed by the presentation of 2 more spectacular artist renderings by artist Kenneth Shelton. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Capacity is limited. For more visit

In addition to this Saturday evening special event, admission to the museum will be free Saturday, September 16, 9 am-5 pm, and Sunday, September 17, 1-5 pm.


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