Tree House at Hampton University Museum

Hampton University Museum 14 Frissell Avenue, Hampton, VA

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... View Article

Contraband Commemoration Virtual Campfire Chat

As we think about the impact of a decision on a life, a community, a people, and the world, explore the lasting legacy and modern-day relevance of the risk and perseverance exhibited by freedom seekers in discussion with Dr. Eric Claville, Norfolk State University Director of African American Public Policy and Mr. Joseph McGill, Founder... View Article


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


2021 William Tucker 1624 Society African Landing Day

Tucker Family Cemetary 1 Sharon Court, Hampton, VA

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.


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


Transit Equity Day

Hampton Roads Transit In honor of Transit Equity Day, on Friday, February 3, Hampton Roads Transit will be providing free rides, available on all bus, light rail, ferry, paratransit and microtransit services. Transit Equity Day is a National Day of Action that commemorates the importance of investing in public transit for the benefit of all... View Article

West African Drum Lesson – Drumming with Kam

West African Drum class with Kam is a multi-leveled experience that allows beginners to learn the history behind the drum, the basics of rhythms, and techniques while more experienced players learn and practice the accompaniment parts and solos that make up the poly-rhythms of the djembe orchestra. Each class is tailored to the skill level... View Article

An Evening with Dee Dee Bridgewater

The American Theatre 125 E Mellen St

Nobody sings jazz like Dee Dee Bridgewater. Don’t miss this chance to hear the Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist put her unique spin on standards and re-envision jazz classics. Ever the fearless explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, Bridgewater fuses musical genres with each song she interprets. An NEA Jazz Masters Fellows Award recipient, Bridgewater... View Article

Front Porch Series with Akeylah Simone

Hampton History Museum 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA

Akeylah Simone delivers a stunning performance by fusing genres from Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Pop and Jazz in an eclectic set of original music.  A native of Hampton Roads, Akeylah is just getting her feet wet as a singer, songwriter and now recording artist. In just her first two years of releasing original music, she’s... View Article

Essential African Threads with Storyteller Dylan Pritchett

Hampton History Museum 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA

Come and enjoy a morning of entertaining and engaging stories of African American life at the Hampton History Museum. Storyteller Dylan Pritchett brings to life, through his stories, important touchstones during the time of slavery wound tightly with themes of family strength and morals as well as lessons that teach about character and survival. Dylan... View Article