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  • Revolutionary impact of the Revolution

     Revolutionary impact of the Revolution
    Nearly 232 years after Washington's momentous victory over the British at Yorktown, it can be hard for modern-day Americans to gauge the immensity of the changes unleashed by the Revolution. The war itself was just one of many ways is which daily life...
  • Living Here: History museums and sites

    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 region. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Hampton Roads' holiday fun snowballs as December draws near

    Hampton Roads' holiday fun snowballs as December draws near
    Once upon a time, Williamsburg's Grand Illumination was the Peninsula's undisputed champion of holiday crowds, pyrotechnics and merry-making. Move over, colonials. Make room for Hollydazzle. The Newport News celebration, happening Nov. 30 at City...
  • Yorktown: Saturday's Christmas Market features music, food, history and shopping

    Yorktown: Saturday's Christmas Market features music, food, history and shopping
    Yorktown holds its 7th Annual Yorktown Christmas Market on Main Street 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The market will feature arts and crafts vendors with local shopping opportunities, living history exhibits, strolling musical entertainment, classic...
  • Virginia residents pay for a day, return all year at Jamestown Settlement

    Virginia residents pay for a day, return all year at Jamestown Settlement
    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...
  • A lost Spanish mission on the York River

    A lost Spanish mission on the York River
    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...
  • A cradle of slavery on the York

    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...
  • New president takes over Riverside

    New president takes over Riverside
    William B. Downey takes the reins at Riverside Health System at a time when the system is growing and building, the uncertainty of health-care reform looms, and more people than ever before will seek health care. A Riverside executive vice president...
  • Do! the festivals

    National recording artists, arts and crafts and great food abound at many of the festivals held throughout Hampton Roads. Here's a sampling from our region: JUNE Hampton Blackbeard Festival. June 5-7. Authentic re-enactment of the Golden Age of...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....
  • The biggest and best festivals: Slurp an oyster, talk like a pirate, celebrate diversity, relax to music, support a local artist.

    Slurp an oyster, talk like a pirate, celebrate diversity, relax to music, support a local artist. JUNE Norfolk Harborfest. June 11-13. One of the region's largest festivals. National and local music acts, Parade of Sail, food and crafts. Town Point...