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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. Nansemond Ghost Fleet

    January 6, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    When the waters of the Nansemond River recede each day at low tide, the wooden bones of ships are revealed. For centuries, canoes, schooners, steamships, and more plied the river to connect the Virginia port with a broader world. Today, their remains speak to that past. Brendan Burke, President of the Maritime Heritage Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia, will present on research conducted on the Nansemond to research and understand a ghost fleet located near downtown Suffolk. Learn about bugeyes, about oyster wharves, and an industry that changed the face of the lower Chesapeake Bay. The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton. There is free parking in the garage across the street from the museum. For more information call 757-727-1102.

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