| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:38 PM
New fishing pier expected to approach original length
The reconstructed James River Fishing Pier likely will maintain a length close to its original 3,000 feet, instead of being shortened to 1,250 feet, as previously planned. City leaders budgeted $4.4...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:16 PM
The Peninsula SPCA's Hope Program will hold its Paws for a Cause Dog Walk & Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Mariners' Museum and Park on Warwick Boulevard, across from Warwick High School.
The event will include a two-mile pledge dog walk,...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:19 AM
It's another busy week coming up for Hampton Roads readers!
UPDATED/CORRECTED Sept. 17
Tonight's lecture on tattooing and author talk about "The Collection" by Pops and Kathy Maguire will take place at the Mariners' Museum main lobby, 100 Museum Drive,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The city of Newport News is, once again, offering an "Ambassador Pass" allowing free admission to local attractions in January.
Newport News residents and city employees are eligible to sign up for the pass, which offers free admission to two...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Conservators at The Mariners' Museum were preparing to shut down a 5,000-square-foot treatment lab and stop work on the historic gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor Thursday following the expiration of an agreement with the National Oceanic...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Maritime historian Lincoln Paine will speak at the Mariner's Museum on Thursday to discuss "the sweeping history of mankind's relationship with the sea and his assertion that maritime history has been the real driver of world history," according to a...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions.
Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:34 AM
National Poetry Month continues with events and celebrations across the region. For a more complete and up-to-date listing, go todailypress.com/books and scroll down to the community calendar. Here are a few highlights for the week of April 7:
| Mar 29, 2014
The American Civil War was not the first armed conflict to become the subject of the camera.
But it was the first to generate large numbers of pictures, then shape both history and the public's awareness of what happened on the battlefield through the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Readers interested in meeting authors in Hampton Roads have a number of opportunities this week.
Thursday, March 13
The monthly poetry reading at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center features the work of Randolph Bridgeman from Lexington Park, Md. Bridgeman...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:44 AM
The Mariners' Museum in Newport News is offering a discount on its traveling exhibit, "Savage Ancient Seas" during its Thursday night summer concert series.
The summer concert series is held on the front lawn of the museum on Thursday evenings....