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May 2019

The Earth is Weeping by Peter Cozzens

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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$5

Peter Cozzens will speak and sign books at the Hampton History Museum. The Earth Is Weeping is a sweeping, definitive history of the battles and negotiations that destroyed the Indian way of life even as they paved the way for the emergence of the United States we know today. Peter Cozzens is the international-award winning author or editor of seventeen books on the American Civil War and the American West. Cozzens also recently retired from a thirty-year career as a…

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CANCELED: Native American Symposium

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Due to circumstances beyond the control of the museum and staff, it is with great regret that we must cancel the Divergence: Native and Colonial Histories Symposium that was scheduled for Saturday, May 11. This was not an easy decision to make, given the amount of time and consideration put forth to give voice to a diverse range of speakers. These individuals would have explored the world of the Indigenous people who lived in this land before the arrival of…

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Hampton Heritage Day

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Commemorating the Native American, European and African cultures. Learn about the history that shaped our nation and explore the legacy of what happened to each civilization throughout our 400-years of Chesapeake Bay living. The confluence of Native, European and African cultures was a key moment in our history. This festival is a free educational opportunity that explores healing through engagement and knowledge. Traditional music, dance, storytelling and other performances and presentations, family activities, cultural displays, demonstrations, food, traditional arts &…

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Tree House at Hampton University Museum

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Hampton University Museum, 14 Frissell Avenue
Hampton, VA 23668 United States
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Tree House is a children’s membership program that was developed to expand the Friends of the Museum Membership program and enhance family visits. Geared toward children 4 -14, Tree House is rooted with a strong educational component that emphasizes the Museum’s collection through workshops and specialized programs including the 2019 Commemoration themes. To learn more about Tree House at the Hampton University check out the Tree House Flyer

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Contraband Memorial Candlelight Vigil

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cannon Park at Fort Monroe, 3 Ruckman Road
Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651
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Free

Join the Contraband Historical Society as they memorialize Frank Baker, James Townsend and Sheppard Mallory, as well as thousands of other freedom seekers who escaped slavery during the Civil War. The Annual Contraband Memorial Candlelight Vigil will be Friday, May 24 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Fort Monroe National Monument’s Cannon Park, 3 Ruckman Road.

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June 2019

105th Annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference

June 3 - June 7
Hampton University, 100 East Queen Street
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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Christianity and the African Influence, 1619-2019 – CANCELLED

June 4
Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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Update: Event was cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission. Coincides with Hampton University Ministers Conference. Panel discussion of nationally regarded theologians and scholars who will discuss the impact of Christianity and Africa in religious movements in the Black community.

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The 400th Commemoration Panel at Hampton: Four Centuries of Perseverance, 1619-2019

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hampton University, 100 East Queen Street
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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8th Annual International Day of Remembrance

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Buckroe Beach & Park, North First Street
Hampton, VA 23664 United States
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Free

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 “the past and the present, the living and the dead are connected” (Blakey, 1998) and it is because of this sacred connection and…

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Juneteenth Jazz Concert

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

A night of Jazz the Fort Monroe Theatre in remembrance of Juneteenth. Join us for a free concert to enjoy the stylings of legendary performers as: Todd Ledbetter, Herman Burney, Noble Jolly, Jr. Paul Bailey, Jabari Exum, Junie McDonald, and Christie Dashiell.

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