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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Jacob Vanko CD Release Event - Wednesday, October 16, 7-9 pm!

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Join us for the release of Jacob Vanko's first-full length album, "10 Years."

This talented singer/songwriter was born and raised in the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeast Pennsylvania. The blue-collar towns of the once vibrant valley nestled i...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Haunted Horse Rides at the Hampton Carousel - October 1-November 3

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“Trick or Treating with the Headless Horseman” and free candy are part of the fun of “Haunted Horse Rides,” returning to the historic Hampton Carousel this Halloween season.

The carousel and its finely carved and pai...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

"Armies of Deliverance: Union War Aims and Motivation" - Monday, October 7, 7-8 pm

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Join Dr. Elizabeth R. Varon, author of the recently released book, Armies of Deliverance:  Union War Aims and Motivation for her perspective on the American Civil War.

Loyal Americans marched off to war in 1861 not to conquer the South but to libe...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Tret Fure in concert - Wednesday, September 18, 6-8 pm

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Enjoy an evening of original music with multi-award-winning singer/songwriter Tret Fure. While the Peninsula is home to Tret, she spends much of the year on the road, sharing her talents at venues and festivals around the country. Don’t miss thi...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

BayShore at Buckroe Beach “Hot Fun in the Summertime!” - Saturday, September 21, 6-8 pm

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Returning for its 5th year, this popular event hosted by Reginald Robinson and Judy Leonard offers up a great evening of nostalgia and memories of the premier seaside resort for African-Americans during the Jim Crow Era. Hear stories from special guest fa...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

"Hampton One: Working, Building, and Racing on the Water," on view now!

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This artifact-rich exhibition explores Hampton's integral ties to, and love of, the water that surrounds the city, its seafood and maritime heritage, and passion for sailing as embodied in the locally developed Hampton One-Design sailboat, and the competi...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

"1619: Virginia’s First Africans" FAQs and Report Available online

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In preparation of statewide and national commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the 1619 arrival of the first Africans at Point Comfort in Hampton, VA, the Hampton History Museum has added a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and a report &a...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

The Hampton Carousel is open for the 2019 season!

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Take a Spin Back in Time!

Located in Carousel Park and operated by the Hampton History Museum, the former Buckroe Beach carousel, one of the City of Hampton’s most treasured historic assets, is open for the season.

Built in 1920, the carousel is c...

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