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Posted on: November 18, 2021

The Lost Saloons, Breweries, and Brothels of Phoebus, Virginia - Monday, December 6, 7 pm

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Community historian Tim Receveur returns to share stories from his latest highly anticipated book about Phoebus, a town with a colorful and checkered past, and today one of the most vibrant and creative districts of Hampton.

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Hampton History Museum Offers Free Heirloom Ornament Making Kits

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While we won’t be able to host our annual Holly Days Open House again this year, we are keeping alive the tradition of making our popular heirloom ornaments. 

The museum is offering free kits available for pick up in the lobby f...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Revolutionary Hampton Virtual Series

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Revolutionary Hampton Virtual Series
Stay tuned for a video series created by Hampton History Museum staff that explores the people and events in and around Hampton during the American War for Independence. 
Here is some of what you’ll discover:
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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Historic Black Beaches: Bay Shore Beach and Other Memorable Sands - Now Open!

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African Americans in many waterfront communities — denied access to public beaches pooled resources to create their own coastal retreats. Many became vacation destinations featuring hotels, music halls and amusement parks. All created special memories, ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

City gets $707,000 grant for Air Power Park

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Sept. 30, 2020 - Hampton has received a $707,008 grant from the federal government that will be used for improvements needed at Air Power Park on Mercury Boulevard.

According to the application for the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program: "...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Hampton Carousel is open for the season!

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After being closed for over a year due to the pandemic, the Hampton Carousel is open for the season.

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 treas...

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