| May 18, 2010
| 8:33 PM
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....
| Dec 10, 2010
| 4:57 AM
When Navy divers and NOAA archaeologists recovered the USS Monitor steam engine from the Atlantic in 2001, the pioneering Civil War propulsion unit was enshrouded in a thick layer of marine concretion.
Sand, mud and corrosion combined with minerals in...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:52 AM
A local artifact has been named to 2011 Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts list.
Photographs with cellulose nitrate negatives at the Booker T. Washington National Monument in Franklin County made the list.
The program is designed to raise...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, the standoff between the Civil War ironclads the USS Monitor and the Confederate ship Virginia. This summer, we're learning more about that battle and the men who fought it, because...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 2:26 PM
When members of the conservation team began their work at the Mariners' Museum, they expected to see battle scars on the turret of the USS Monitor. "Like with this dent, we knew it was here," said Conservation Project manager Dave Krop, "but we didn't...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 3:25 PM
In a work area outside The Mariner's Museum, members of the conservation team are focused on the smallest details, slowly scraping away years of sediment and chemical concretion that obscure many of the artifacts that were recovered from the wreck of...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 4:18 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2011
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...
| May 21, 2009
The Outer Banks of North Carolina, one of the prime vacation spots on the East Coast, is an easy two-hour drive from Hampton Roads. Famous for its family-oriented entertainment, the area offers miles of beautiful white beaches, amusements and historical...
| May 28, 2008
| 11:23 AM
From the heavy guns of a seacoast fort through battle-scarred Yorktown and the swampy outskirts of Richmond, the Virginia Peninsula tells the story of a massive war campaign and the evolution of warfare.
Along this finger of land cut by the York and...
| Aug 7, 2009
| 12:04 PM
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...