| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Travel back 152 years to relive the Battle of Hampton Roads during a special commemorative weekend at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News. Special events including costumed re-enactments, living history demonstrations and Civil War period music and games...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Spring has been slow to arrive, but that hasn't stopped organizers of the region's food and wine festivals from planning for the weeks ahead. Here's a look at several culinary events to put on your calendar.
Wines of the World: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Ten area restaurants and caterers are stepping back in time this Saturday, March 8.
They’ll be preparing Civil War-era dishes from the North and South as part of The Mariners’ Museum’s “History Bites: A Food-Tasting of Historical...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:50 PM
With two of the nation's most storied shipyards toiling on its shores, Hampton Roads has long been known as the builder of some of the world's most historic naval vessels. Here are stand-out hulls from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which launched its first...
| 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...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Hancock celebrated its 11th annual Barge Bash on Saturday at Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park with a parade of barges, good cheer and a spirit of community.
The contest attracted 10 entries this year, and the barges — usually...
| May 30, 2013
Blackbeard may get all the attention. Black Bart was even more feared. But for my money, the most important pirate to cast a shadow across Hampton Roads was an almost completely unknown Englishman named William Dampier.
Exactly what he was doing in...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Two of the nation's foremost underwater archaeologists began work in the river off Yorktown Beach Wednesday morning, surveying the previously undetected wreck of a ship that may have been scuttled by the British during the Revolution.
Brought in by...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:10 PM
When your job is writing about history, it's hard to have a week better than the one just past.
One of Jamestown's oldest riddles was finally answered in pretty conclusive fashion by the butchered skull of a 14-year-old English girl -- and this first...
| May 5, 2012
100 Years Ago
In the Howard County courthouse column:
"After the completion of the criminal docket, the civil docket was taken up and the first case on it was the one of Curtis vs. Thompson. This grew out of a dispute over a...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:32 AM
About 22 miles long and only 4 miles wide, the area that became Newport News was first settled in 1619. In 1896, that community — the former seat of Warwick County — became the separate city of Newport News. Warwick County was one of the eight...