Hampton Roads History
Stories and images from the Daily Press explore 400 years of history in Hampton Roads, the oldest permanent continuous English-speaking region in America.
Even in a town that archaeologists have probed countless times since 1930, few places have been dug over as many times as the landmark compound that makes up the historic colonial campus at the College of William and Mary. Here's the latest from the Wren Building dig. -- Mark St. John Erickson
Pictures: When America's first astronauts arrived at newly renamed NASA Langley Research Center in early 1959, they knew they were going to make history in outer space. But not until 55 years ago this week did the center's scientists and engineers detail the training that would teach the Project Mercury pioneers how to do it. -- Mark St. John Erickson
152 years after nearly 4,000 Americans died, were wounded or went missing in the Battle of Williamsburg's lethal mud and rain, the landmark if inconclusive battlefield has been placed on the 2014 list of endangered historic properties by Preservation Virginia. -- Mark St. John Erickson