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  • Welcome to "Our Story: 400 years of history in Hampton Roads"

    Welcome to "Our Story: 400 years of history in Hampton Roads"
    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...
  • York River may yield 1781 shipwreck

    York River may yield 1781 shipwreck
    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...
  • Hampton Roads' most important pirate

    Hampton Roads' most important pirate
    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...
  • USS Monitor Conservation Lab to close from funding woes

    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...
  • Hampton Roads' most famous ships

    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...
  • Civil War Exhibits

    Civil War Exhibits
    Hampton Roads museums offer numerous exhibits exploring the region's historic role in the Civil War. Here are some thumbnail descriptions of some of the attractions you can expect to see during the 150th anniversary of the war: Casemate Museum. The...
  • Civil War's 'Stone Fleet' Sailed From New London To Dubious End In South Carolina

    Civil War's 'Stone Fleet' Sailed From New London To Dubious End In South Carolina
    In November 1861, New London residents watched with curiosity as teams of oxen hauled wagons loaded with fieldstones through their streets. The stones had been collected from the foundations of farms and old pasture walls in Waterford and surrounding...
  • 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,...
  • Ironclad chefs clash Saturday, March 10, at The Mariners' Museum

    Ironclad chefs clash Saturday, March 10, at The Mariners' Museum
    Join me for the Battle of the Ironclad Chefs this Saturday, March 10, at The Mariners' Museum. In the unique contest, two Civil War-era cooks — a plantation slave and a Union cook aboard the USS Monitor — square off with meals that they would...
  • Civil War-era chefs battle at The Mariners' Museum

    Civil War-era chefs battle at The Mariners' Museum
    The Battle of the Ironclad Chefs returns March 10 to The Mariners’ Museum. The unique event offers a competition between two markedly different Civil War-era cooks — a plantation slave and a Union cook on the deck of the USS Monitor —...
  • Museum marks USS Monitor's 150th anniversary

    Museum marks USS Monitor's 150th anniversary
    One hundred fifty years ago this month, two strange-looking ships met near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and changed the course of naval, if not American, history. The duel in Hampton Roads between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia ended in a draw,...