Changing Gallery I at the Hampton Univeristy Museum

Ain’t I America: Selections from the Petrucci Family Collection of African American Art, Hampton University Museum, A Special Exhibition for 2019 Commemoration

The 1619 Traveling Exhibit at the Hampton History Museum

In commemoration of the 1619 arrival of the first Africans in English North America, the Hampton History Museum has two pop-up versions of its exhibit “1619: Arrival of the First Africans” available for community groups, schools, churches, libraries, events, and other uses. Consisting of 6 retractable banners that can easily be transported in most vehicles.

The public can borrow the exhibits free of charge, with the exception of shipping costs for groups out of the area. To reserve the exhibits, complete our online form or email Hampton History Museum curator Allen Hoilman at allen.hoilman@hampton.gov.

1619: African Arrival Exhibit at the Hampton History Museum

Drawing on the latest research, this exhibit tells the story of the Africans’ home in Angola, how they came to be enslaved aboard a Spanish slave ship San Juan Bautista, the terrible 10,000 nautical mile voyage that brought them to Virginia, and their lives on the farms and plantations in the new colony.