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757-247-4794Picture this: Watery light filtering through stained-glass windows. Shimmering cornfields depicted in Colonial drawings. Ships sailing up the James River. Listen carefully, and you might hear these images in musical compositions. All served as...
757-247-4781You don't have to go to the mountains to see fall foliage at its best. Even though there was a drought this summer and rainfall still lacks, there are pockets of color you can see at local sites. Some of my favorites include: Virginia Living Museum...
Native Americans, British colonists, American revoutionaries, Civil War soldiers and sailors, pioneering educators, aviators and astronauts. They all made history happen right here. 1607 Jamestown is established, marking the beginning of English America....
GLOUCESTER COUNTY Beaverdam Park. Wildlife observation, biking, hiking, and exercise trails. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 8687 Roaring Springs Road. 804-693-2107. HAMPTON Bluebird Gap Farm. This 60-acre farm has a...
757-247-4783The USS Monitor Center opened to a robust crowd of admirers Friday, drawing praise from Gov. Timothy M. Kaine as well as world-renowned undersea explorer Robert D. Ballard - who checked in via a live satellite feed from the Gulf of Mexico. But no one...
247-4783When the USS Monitor Center opens this Friday, there will be more at stake than the $30 million spent on recreating the epic story of one of history's greatest naval vessels. Bowed by years of lagging attendance, The Mariners' Museum hopes to remake...
Daily PressArchaeologists working inside the gun turret of the USS Monitor uncovered a gold-colored ring early Wednesday, bolstering their chances of identifying some of the human remains previously found within the historic Civil War artifact. The decorated gold...
Tags: Death, U.S. Army, Arts and Culture, USS Monitor, Hatteras
WHEN THE USS MONITOR SANK OFF CAPE HATTERAS, N.C., in a Dec. 31, 1862 storm, its loss marked the end of a crucial leap forward in American history. Spawned by the deadly ingenuity of the first industrial-age arms race, the odd-looking little ironclad...
Tags: USS Monitor, Hatteras, Hampton Roads, CSS Virginia
IN THE LONG BATTLE TO SAVE THE MONITOR, money woes have always been as formidable a foe as the unpredictable currents. Before Broadwater finally negotiated a workable alliance with the Navy in 1998, the soft-spoken Kentuckian spent the better part of...
247-4792John Oana fled Communist Romania in 1987, looking for a better life. Oana worked odd jobs in leather shops in Austria and Vienna, all the while searching for a land to call home. In 1988, the United States and the city of Hampton welcomed the refugee...
Daily PressCrews off Cape Hatteras, N.C., might try to lift the historic gun turret from the wreck of the USS Monitor as early as this weekend. Officials involved in the expedition said they hoped to lift the turret by Monday. If successful, the engineering triumph...
Daily PressThe Civil War gun turret that turned naval history upside down completed its momentous journey back from the depths Saturday, coming to rest in a mammoth steel conservation tank at The Mariners' Museum. Recovered by Navy divers Monday from the seas off...
Tags: Arts and Culture, USS Monitor, History, Hampton Roads, Hatteras
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