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Per a National Park Service news release: When: Thursday, April 25 Location: Continental Park, Fort Monroe on Fenwick Road Fee Information: No Fee Contact Name: Aaron Firth Contact Phone Number: (757)722-FORT (3678) Presented by: National Park Service,...
Per a city of Hampton news release: Hampton Mayor Molly Ward is scheduled testify on Capitol Hill Tuesday in support of the Antiquities Act, the law President Barack Obama used to designate parts of Fort Monroe as a National Monument. The House of...
It’s just 24 notes sounded on a bugle — and it lasts only 50 to 60 seconds all told. Yet no piece of music is more widely known in America than the strains of “Taps” — or more deeply felt. When the plaintive call was...
WASHINGTON — Mayor Molly Joseph Ward testified on Tuesday, April 16, on Capitol Hill during a hearing about the Antiquities Act. The act was used by President Barack Obama to designate portions of Fort Monroe as a national monument. Ward...
Not long before dawn on April 11, 1863, the first elements of Wise's Legion began pushing up the streets of Williamsburg, sweeping out the smattering of Union defenders in a raid designed to sow confusion during the main Confederate attack on Suffolk....
When Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler decided to give three runaway slaves refuge at Fort Monroe as "contraband" of war in May 1861, he barely described the incident in his daybook. But by 1863, the epic consequences of his landmark order could be...
Few of the thousands of fugitive slaves who lived in Hampton’s vast Civil War refugee camps were taken by surprise when — on Jan. 1, 1863 — they received word that President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation. A hundred...
It has been seven years since the region's elected leaders created the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, better known as "HRMFFA." Its creation was in response to the near-death experience of Naval Air Station Oceana being...
Obama attends memorial for victims of explosion President Barack Obama on Thursday visited Waco, Texas, to attend a memorial service for firefighters killed in a massive explosion last week at a Texas fertilizer plant. The April 17 explosion in West...
March 28 proved to be a busy day for the Fort Monroe Authority staff and board of trustees. The Army unexpectedly transferred just shy of 313 acres of the property to the state, without first notifying the authority. Governor, here's a deed to most...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Museums
The Fort Monroe Authority’s short-term goals have been pretty apparent for the past eight months, even if they aren’t necessarily laid out in a formal master plan. Get people back into the historic homes. Then wrangle the biggest expenses...
Tags: G. Glenn Oder, National Parks
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