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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Hampton's downtown carousel will open for 2019 season on April 2

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March 18, 2019 - Hampton's historic carousel, located in Carousel Park and operated by the Hampton History Museum, opens for the 2019 season on April 2.  The former Buckroe Beach carousel is one of the city's most treasured historic assets. Built...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Engineering Since 1940 - Wednesday, March 20, 12-1 pm

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Join Dr. Laura Micheletti Puaca, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Program in Women's and Gender Studies at Christopher Newport University will provide an overview of efforts to encourage women in engineering since 1940.

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Poisoned Dwarf - Wednesday, March 20, 6-8 pm

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Acoustic band Poisoned Dwarf keeps the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day going at the Hampton History Museum with an evening of music from the Emerald Isle on Wednesday, March 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Poisoned Dwarf plays driving traditional Celtic music, wi...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

7th Annual Hampton Heritage Day - Saturday, May 18

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Join in commemorating the Native American, European and African cultures, individually, as well as how they have come together to shape our community at Hampton Heritage Day.

The family friendly event provides focus on the history that shaped who we are to...

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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: March 19, 2019

Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past - June 1 & 2

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Save the date for the 7th Annual Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past exposition and celebration!Steampunk: Visions of Futures PastDuring Blackbeard Pirate Festival weekendExposition of Marvels: Saturday, June 1, 10 am-5 pm, Freeand Sunday, June 2,...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden

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Get a glimpse of the American Civil War from the perspective of a soldier. “Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden,” a touring exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, is on view ...

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