Latest Past Events

1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing

Join the First Enslaved African Landing program and concert on Saturday, August 21, at 11 a.m. at Fort Monroe Continental Park.  As we commemorate 402 years of African American history we will reflect on the national and global significance of the African landing and the contributions of Africans and their descendants to American society. Events... View Article

Free

2021 William Tucker 1624 Society African Landing Day

Tucker Family Cemetary 1 Sharon Court, Hampton

This year's theme is Bridging the Gap and the featured speaker will be his Excellency Ambassador Joaquim do Espirito Santo, Angolan Ambassador to the United States. This event is free and open to the public.

Free

A Taste of Liberty: Fort Monroe and the Grand Contraband Camp

Dr. Matthew R. Laird, Partner & Senior Researcher of the James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc., will present the archaeological findings from the survey of the community that evolved in the ruins of Hampton after it was abandoned by Virginians following succession from the Union in 1861. Through mapping, research, and careful excavation in coordination... View Article

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