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  1. Hampton Carousel

    June 1, 2021, 11:00 AM - December 31, 2021, 8:00 PM @ Carousel Park & Hampton Carousel

    After being closed for over a year due to the pandemic, the Hampton Carousel opens for the 2021 season on June 1 with COVID protocols. Located in Carousel Park and operated by the Hampton History Museum, the former Buckroe Beach carousel is one of the City of Hampton’s most treasured historic assets. Built in 1920, the carousel is completely restored to its original beauty and housed in its own weather-protected pavilion at Carousel Park on the city’s downtown waterfront. It is one of only 170 antique wooden merry-go-rounds still existing in the U.S. Hand crafted by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company for the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park, Hampton's Carousel is a whirling tribute to the skill of its creators. The Hampton Carousel will operate under federal, state and City of Hampton COVID-19 protocols. Guests will be required to wear masks when inside the carousel building, practice social distancing, and use hand-sanitizer before and after rides.

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  2. From Tragedy to Triumph: The Martha Ann Fields Story - Virtual Event

    September 13, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    Tune into the Hampton History Museum's Facebook page to view on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/HamptonHistoryMuseum Hear the uniquely American story of Martha Ann Fields, an enslaved cook, and one of Virginia’s unsung heroes who escaped and journeyed to Fort Monroe seeking freedom for herself and her eight children. The celebrated award-winning Djelimusa (African storyteller) and Historical Interpreter, Valerie Davis, captures the physical, historical, and spiritual essence of this former enslaved woman from the Nutshell Plantation in Hanover County as she reveals this true story of love, longing, faith, betrayal, and courage. After the event airs on Facebook Live, it will later be uploaded onto the museum's YouTube playlist and www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org.

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