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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Murder and Mayhem in Hampton Roads - Wednesday, October 19, noon-1 pm

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Hampton Roads boast a wealth of history as the “birthplace of America,” but this history has many facets. Historian and author Nancy E. Sheppard recounts stories of our region’s nefarious past in her new book “Murde...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Dreams of War and Peace: The Night Life of Civil War Americans - Monday, October 1, 7-8 pm

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Join Jonathan W. White, associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, as he explores “Dreams of War and Peace: The Remarkable Night Life of Civil War Americans”

The Civil War placed new and unique strains on nineteenth-century ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Volunteer Education Tour Guide Training - Tuesday, September 25, 1-5 pm

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Do you love history, and have talents to share to help support one of Downtown Hampton's most active and dynamic organizations?

With summer nearly over and the school year beginning soon, the Hampton History Museum seeks volunteer tour guides and is hostin...

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Posted on: September 1, 2018

Hampton Horror Tours—October 22 - 26, 6:30 & 8 pm

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Stories and figures from the city’s dark side come to life for the season of spooks and frights as the Hampton History Museum presents their popular “Hampton Horror Tours” Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26. Tours will depart the museum at 6:30...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Rekindle old memories, or make new ones on the Hampton Carousel!

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Take a Spin Back in Time!Experience the nostalgic thrill of a ride on the historic 1920 carousel from the much-beloved Buckroe Beach Amusement Park. Restored to her original splendor, she still boasts 48 original carved horses.

Operated by the Hampton Hist...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

New installation "NASA: Hampton Takes Flight" opens at the museum

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March 20, 2018 - The story of Hampton’s leading role in aeronautics and space exploration is presented in the exhibit “NASA: Hampton Takes Flight.” 

In this update to the museum’s Hampton History Galleries, visitors can experience 100 years of NAS...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden - Exhibit opens October 6!

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Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden is an extraordinary touring exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.

Eyewitness accounts and images from the Civil War memoir of Union soldier, cartographer, and...

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