History

April 13, 2020

The Fresnel Lens on the Portsmouth Seawall

The Hog Island Fresnel Lighthouse Lens on the Portsmouth Seawall The Fresnel Lighthouse Lens on the Portsmouth...

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March 25, 2020

Disney’s “The Finest Hours” and the Portsmouth Lightship...

LV-101’s Most Famous Crewman Seaman Ervin Maske and the Wreck of the Pendleton  By Ross Patterson II,...

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March 7, 2020

10 Things To Do In Portsmouth This Spring

Portsmouth in the Spring Springtime is a lovely time to visit Portsmouth.  The temperate climate along the...

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March 3, 2020

The Lightship Reveals New Stories

Lightship Portsmouth Re-Opens For Tours By Diane L. Cripps, Curator of the History Division, Portsmouth Museums  ...

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February 18, 2020

Black History Year Round

Baseball Leads Way in Local Desegregation The importance of Black History and the contributions made by African-Americans...

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February 12, 2020

A Post Such As Portsmouth – 1781

March 28 and 29 Re-Enactment - A Post Such As Portsmouth - British Operations in Hampton Roads,...

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January 14, 2020

Black History Month: 13 Things to Do

A Brief History The roots of Black History Month can be traced all the way back to...

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October 16, 2019

Olde Towne Ghost Walk – October 25, 2019

Famous Portsmouth Halloween Event Returns The Olde Towne Civic League is once again producing their annual Ghost...

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February 10, 2018

Efforts Underway to Restore Artifacts at Historic Hill...

By Heather McGinley Correspondent The Virginian-Pilot Visitors can hear the echo of footsteps as they cross hardwood...

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January 15, 2018

Black History Now 2018

Celebrating Today’s Change Makers Presented by the Portsmouth Museums and the Portsmouth Public Library PORTSMOUTH, VA –...

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August 13, 2017

To Face The Unknown: Portsmouth and The Great...

To Face The Unknown: Portsmouth and The Great War Exclusive exhibit presented by the History Division of...

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June 24, 2016

Portsmouth Summer Fun

TIDEWATER TRAVELER | By James F. Lee  | Published June 2016 On the patio of the Bier Garden in...

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