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  • City Guide: Newport News

    Newport News is a maritime city steeped in history, dating back to the early 1600s, when it was first settled. Legend has it that it was named after explorer Capt. Christopher Newport, who sometime about 1610 sailed on the James River to return to the...
  • 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....
  • Museum could house naval collection at Monroe

    The Museum of the Confederacy is considering a presence at Fort Monroe in Hampton where it could showcase its collection of naval artifacts. The Richmond-based museum has an expansion plan underway which would see three satellite locations being set up....
  • The City of Newport News, Virginia

    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...
  • Becoming Hampton: Dates to remember

    Sept. 12, 1570 Spanish Jesuits stop at Indian village of Kecoughtan en route to establishing settlement on the York River. 1597 Chief Powhatan's warriors seize Kecoughtan and install his son Pochins as chief. April 30, 1607 English settlers land at...