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Hampton History Museum

  1. Hampton One: Working, Building and Racing on the Water exhibit

    June 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 31, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    This dynamic photo and artifact-rich experience 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 sailboat, and the competitive sailing culture that grew out of it.

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  2. Haunted Horse Rides at the Hampton Carousel

    October 5, 2019, 11:00 AM - October 7, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Carousel Park & Hampton Carousel

    Unfortunately, the carousel will not be operating for at least a couple more days as we await delivery of a part to complete repairs. We will post to this page when we are up and running for Haunted Horse Rides at the Hampton Carousel. We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience. Thank you! “Trick or Treating with the Headless Horseman” and free candy are part of the fun in store for visitors to “Haunted Horse Rides” at the historic Hampton Carousel Tuesday through Sunday, October 1 through November 3, 11 am - 8 pm. Located in Carousel Park, Downtown Hampton, the Hampton Carousel will be decorated for the season of ghosts and goblins, with costumed carousel staff giving candy to visitors. The finely carved and painted horses will also be decorated, with one of the horses occupied by the infamous Headless Horseman.

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  3. Armies of Deliverance: Union War Aims and Motivation

    October 7, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    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. In her comprehensive history of the American Civil War, Dr. Varon, University of Virginia professor of American history, argues that the Union was motivated to fight not only to free the slaves, but also to redeem white Southerners from the tyranny of the planter class and the slaveholding economy. This politics of deliverance helped unify the North and contributed to the Union victory, but it failed to grapple with resistance from white Southerners who rejected the North’s terms and undermined Reconstruction. Interweaving military and social history, Varon offers new perspectives on the attitudes, goals, and frustrations of both sides.

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