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Hampton History Museum

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February 2020

Front Porch Music Series: The Storyweavers

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Band members Sheela Fortner, Linda Gale Poole, Beth Whyle and Jennifer McLaughlin blend Americana, folk, blues and funk into an original soulful sound with music inspired by their life stories. American Sign Language performance artist Jennifer McLaughlin ensures that the message of The Storyweavers can be enjoyed by all, and ASL interpreter Annie James assists in moving between the two languages. Admission is free for museum members, $5 for non-members.

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April 2020

Opening Day at the Hampton Carousel

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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$1

The Hampton Carousel is reopening for the season! Come out and enjoy a ride on this historic carousel for just $1. 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…

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May 2020

Dockside Seafood Feast

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience, all-you-can-eat seafood, complimentary beer and wine, and a special silent auction, all taking place at Graham and Rollins' working waterfront dock in Downtown Hampton to raise funds for the Hampton History Museum!

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Hampton Heritage Day

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Free

Join in commemorating the Native American, European and African cultures that have shaped our community. Enjoy traditional music, dance and storytelling and other performances and presentations that will take place throughout the day. There will be hands-on family activities, cultural displays and demonstrations, glassblowing, blacksmithing, wool spinning, food, heritage arts & crafts, and more. It's all designed to honor those who came before us.

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Visions of Futures Past 2020 Exposition

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 31, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Throughout the weekend, be dazzled by the work of a variety of Steampunk artists highlighted by the inventions and vehicles of award-winning artisan Dave Lee and Michael Parodi of Hatton Cross Steampunk; as well as other steampunk creators.

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Visions of Futures Past 2020 “Geared Up Gala”

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Celebrate this fantastical exposition with the “Grunge Grass” music of alt-country band Tornado Bait, along with other music, mirth and merriment. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Hampton History Museum.

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June 2020

9th Annual International Day of Remembrance

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Buckroe Beach and Park, 100 1st Street South
Hampton, VA 23664 United States
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Free

presented by The Sankofa Projects and the Hampton History Museum. Each year, on the second Saturday in June, a Remembrance Day ceremony is held at Buckroe Beach, paying tribute to the millions of African men, women and children who perished during the Middle Passage of the Transatlantic Enslavement Trade. Honor the lives lost and acknowledge this often untold chapter in American and global history. This event reminds us that “the past and the present, the living and the dead are…

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July 2020

Hampton Carousel Birthday

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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$1

Join us in celebrating the centennial of the historic Hampton Carousel, a restored highlight of the beloved Buckroe Beach Amusement Park. Enjoy a free spin back in time on one of the carousel’s beautifully hand carved horses. Try your skill at nostalgic amusement park games and enjoy carnival food from a variety of vendors.

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October 2020

Haunted Horse Rides on the Hampton Carousel

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until November 1, 2020

Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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“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 this Halloween. Operated by the Hampton History Museum, 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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Battle of Hampton Encampment

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Meet British Redcoats and Patriots and learn about camp life as they prepare themselves for conflict. The Battle of Hampton, which occurred on October 26-27, 1775, marked the beginning of revolutionary warfare in Virginia. Six months had passed since the battles of Lexington and Concord, but blood was not shed in Virginia until fighting started between Virginia patriots and forces aligned with Britain.

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November 2020

Winter Whimsy at the Historic Hampton Carousel

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Make new holiday memories while enjoying festively adorned horses and the historic Hampton Carousel decked out for the season, along with special carousel organ-type Christmas music. Free Candy Canes! Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Get your carousel fix before we close for the season! Winter Whimsy runs November 3-December 31.

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December 2020

Holly Days Open House

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Free

Enjoy heirloom ornament making, live holiday music, train displays, face painting and more family fun to get you in the spirit of the season. Christmas music from New Sound Alliance from 10 am to noon, Libertylive.church from 12-2:30 pm, and acoustic arrangements of seasonal favorites by Louis Vangieri, 2:30-4 pm. Tour 400+ years of the city’s past in the galleries and view the special exhibit “Hampton One: Working, Building, and Racing on the Water.” Be sure to check out the…

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