| May 23, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area.
1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring line items from state and local budgets.
Thousands of tourists descend upon Yorktown each the year.
During the winter months, sightseers are on their own. But from April to October, they...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 1:41 PM
The die is all but cast: Virginia's 2015-16 budget passed the Senate Finance Committee late this afternoon and it's headed for fast track votes this evening in both the House and Senate.
Senate Democrats, who pushed hard to include Medicaid expansion in...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:06 PM
James S. Holloway, director of museum education and operations for the Yorktown Victor Center, will speak at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Grace Episcopal Church Parish House about the progress of the center. The center is being transformed into the American...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:52 AM
When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O’Hara surrendered his sword began to waver.
Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid...
| Oct 19, 2013
When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver.
Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Virginia residents can visit Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center an unlimited number of times throughout the entire year for the cost of a single-day ticket.
The museums’ American Heritage Annual Pass is available online to...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:20 AM
When the first English settlers sailed into Hampton Roads in 1607, they were latecomers to Virginia.
Four times during the previous half-century, Spanish explorers probed the James and York rivers - and on Sept. 10, 1570 they planted a Jesuit mission...
| May 25, 2013
When English colonists began settling on the south bank of the York River in the 1630s, enslaved black labor was the exception rather than the rule.
African field hands and house servants were not only prohibitively expensive but notoriously hard to...
| Aug 14, 2013
When Sean Heuvel decided to write a book about the Civil War history of the College of William and Mary, the source of his inspiration was clear.
"I'd always been captivated by the Civil War memorial tablet in the Wren Building," the 2002 W&M graduate...
| Sep 9, 2013
When America's first permanent English settlers sailed into Hampton Roads in 1607, they were far from the first Europeans to set foot on the land they named Virginia.
Four times during the previous half-century, Spanish mariners looking for the fabled...