| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:47 AM
A 19th-century stove that may have caused the devastating fire at Fairfield plantation in Gloucester County and a heavy howitzer used by the Imperial German Army during World War I — housed at a museum in Newport News and one of only 14 in existence...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The7th annual Smart Smiles 5K Walk/Run takes off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at The Mariners' Museum Park in Newport News.
Delta Dental's Smart Smiles program provides free dental care to children without dental insurance, or those who qualify for...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:06 PM
A poet once told me that to enjoy poetry, you must read it aloud to appreciate the nuances of the word choices and hear the rhythms that bring the stories to life.
If that's true, Hampton Roads poetry fans can count themselves among the fortunate. There...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Local poets Bill Glose and Ann Shalaski will present “Owning Ourselves, Telling Our Truths: What poets write about,” on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Poquoson Public Library. Glose, author of “Half a Man,&...
| 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...