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  1. Teetotalers and Moonshiners, and Hampton’s Prohibition Story

    February 4, 2023, 9:00 AM - February 4, 2024, 5:00 PM
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    Hampton History Museum - Changing Gallery

    The exhibit combines content from the Virginia Library’s 2017 exhibit “Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Virginia’s Prohibition Experiment” with research and artifacts from the Hampton History Museum on the local experience. "Hampton's Prohibition Story" features myriad items to tell the story, including dozens of photographs; numerous bottles, jugs and other containers; games, smoking accoutrements, beverage dispenser, signs and materials of saloon culture; service ware, promotional items and memorabilia from Point Comfort resorts, Phoebus police and fire department items, doctor bag and instruments; and moonshine still components on loan from the Museum of the Albemarle. The exhibit continues through February 4, 2024.

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  2. “Goodbye Booze”: The Music of Prohibition

    February 6, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Hampton History Museum

    Gospel songwriters, Tin Pan Alley tunesmiths, and even moonshiners and bootleggers produced a torrent of commentary on alcohol in song. The mass marketing of sound recordings corresponded closely with the rise of the Prohibition movement, leaving us with thousands of 78-rpm records waxed by songsters on every side of the issue. From the moral tales of family destruction penned by Temperance advocates to the sly political and comedic songs of Prohibition skeptics and opponents, music tracked the popular debate and mood. In this presentation, Dr. Gregg D. Kimball of the Library of Virginia will trace this musical legacy through spoken narrative, period images, and live and recorded music. Feel free to song along!

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  3. Akeylah Simone

    February 15, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Hampton History Museum

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  4. Essential African Threads

    February 18, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Hampton History Museum

    From “Anansi the Spider” to “Brer Rabbit,” traditional stories from enslaved Africans contain hidden meanings and serve to document and celebrate early African American history. Storyteller Dylan Pritchett brings to life, through these tales, important touchstones during the time of slavery wound tightly with themes of family strength and morals as well as lessons that teach about character and survival.

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