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December 3, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Puppet show: 11 AM-12 PM; free museum admission all day, 9 AM-5 PM
Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
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Virginia Heroes and Legends: An Original Musical from Rainbow Puppets

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Meet some of Virginia’s most amazing residents in Rainbow Puppet’s all-new presentation of “Virginia Heroes and Legends.” This fast-paced production will highlight some of the people who have enriched Virginia over the years. “Heroes and Legends” covers the facts and myths surrounding these famous Virginians. It is part of Rainbow Puppet Productions’ partnership with Optima Health’s Read, Learn, Grow program. The partnership has presented hundreds of programs in schools and libraries across the state.

You’ll meet Pocahontas, born in Gloucester county, she became Virginia’s first ambassador to England.  You’ll hear about Ella Fitzgerald who was born in Newport News and great up to become the “Queen of Jazz.”  You’ll see Bill “Bojangles” Robinson dance once more through the use of a giant parade puppet.  Born in Richmond, he went on to become one of the most acclaimed dancers who ever lived.   When not dancing, he used his time and talents to help others throughout America.

 We will also meet two “Washingtons” who were born in Virginia.  George Washington would have been happy as a farmer.  Instead, he answered his country’s call again and again only refusing when some thought he should be king.  His vision for an elected Presidency helped shape the direction of our country.  Then there’s Booker T. Washington.  He was born and enslaved child in Hardy, Virginia.   He dreamed of one day attending school which he did…  he received his education at what is now Hampton University.  He returned there as a teacher and then went on to Tuskegee, Alabama where he created an institution that trained teachers who enriched thousands of lives across our country.

Each child who attends will receive a copy of the new "Heroes and Legends" book!

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