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Life in the Reservation Community

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the decades before and after the Civil War, free Black landholders and entrepreneurs settled on the banks of the York River to build families and livelihoods. The community they established became known as the Reservation. In 1918, the U.S. government commandeered the land to build what is now known as the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown. Over the following years, families at the Reservation were displaced – pushed from their land and community. Join Reservation descendants Chief Charles Bowman, Mary Lassiter, Rosa Less, and Johnette Weaver as they tell their stories. The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton. There is free parking in the garage across the street from the museum. For more information call 757-727-1102.


February 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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