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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.


Hampton Roads History

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Lusitania sinking brings sting of World War I to Hampton Roads, with more to come online and in the paper Thursday: bit.ly/1JqNezC -- Mark St. John Erickson

New pictures and video on the Tuesday raising of Colonial Williamsburg's Market House: bit.ly/1KGEshO -- Mark St. John Erickson

Here's a link to Monday's story, video and photo gallery on Colonial Williamsburg's $1 million Market House project. The timber-framed structure will be raised tomorrow (May 5): bit.ly/1KGEshO -- Mark St. John Erickson

Thousands of log canoes once plied the Chesapeake Bay. Here's a tease for Mariners' Museum Chief Curator Lyles Forbes and his free 7 p.m. Tuesday talk at Jamestown Settlement, which is hosting a year-long exhibit: bit.ly/1R6krps -- Mark St. John Erickson

Pictures: Recreating a lost Colonial Williamsburg landmark with the reconstruction of the Market House: bit.ly/1JFDqoE -- Mark St. John Erickson

Here's a link to my complete Sunday story and photo gallery on the daring pair of German sea raiders that brought WWI to Hampton Roads: bit.ly/1HKmLhv -- Mark St. John Erickson

Pictures: Forty thousands tons of trouble anchors in Hampton Roads, pushing the region perilously close to WWI: -- Mark St. John Erickson

Pictures: Forty thousand tons of trouble anchors in Hampton Roads

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Pictures: Colonial Virginia's brick churches marked the power of God, the English Crown and tobacco. Part one in 2-part series. -- Mark St. John Erickson

Pictures: Colonial brick churches marked the power of God, the English Crown and tobacco

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Daring German sea raiders bring World War I to Hampton Roads: -- Mark St. John Erickson

Daring German sea raiders bring World War I to Hampton Roads

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Remembering Abraham Lincoln at the Chrysler Museum of Art. With photo gallery and video: bit.ly/1NABLkO -- Mark St. John Erickson

Here's today's story and a new photo gallery exploring the role of Hampton Roads troops in the fall of Civil War Richmond 150 years ago: -- Mark St. John Erickson

Black troops from Hampton Roads among the first Union forces to occupy Richmond

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Black troops from Hampton Roads race to the gates of Richmond. Here's the top of my Friday story on the Confederate capital's fall: -- Mark St. John Erickson

Black troops from Hampton Roads at the gates of Richmond

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Here's my Sunday story on Colonial Williamsburg's revealing exploration of the 18th-century craze for studying, depicting and collecting specimens from nature. bit.ly/1GICkGt -- Mark St. John Erickson

Mark Catesby's counterproof of a crested blue jay is one of 28 images in this photo gallery from Colonial Williamsburg's "Birds, Bugs and Blooms: Observing the Natural World in the 18th Century." -- Mark St. John Erickson

Curator Kate Teichen explores the new Colonial Williamsburg exhibit "Birds, Bugs and Blooms: Observing the Natural World in the 18th Century." -- Mark St. John Erickson

Birds, Bugs and Blooms

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Here's the list of lost landmarks that goes with yesterday's photo gallery exploring 17th-century Virginia's forgotten brick building boom. -- Mark St. John Erickson

Lost landmarks recall 17th-century Virginia's forgotten brick building boom

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Here's a photo gallery preview of my Friday list remembering early Virginia's first brick houses. -- Mark St. John Erickson

Pictures: Remembering early Virginia's first brick houses

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With today's announcement of a new preservation agreement protecting 65 acres of land involved in the bloody May 5, 1862 Battle of Williamsburg, there's plenty of reason to remember an early and defining clash that is too often overshadowed. -- Mark St. John Erickson

Remembering the Civil War Battle of Williamsburg

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More faces from "The Truth About Women: Myth and Reality" at the Hampton History Museum. -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Curator J. Michael Cobb explores the lost history of women in this tour of the newest Hampton History Museum exhibit. -- Mark St. John Erickson

The Truth About Women: Myth and Reality

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Here's a photo preview of Casemate Museum historian Robert Kelly's talk on the design and construction of historic Fort Monroe. Noon Wednesday at the Hampton History Museum. -- Mark St. John Erickson

Pictures: The Design and Construction of Historic Fort Monroe

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Preservation Virginia's Joanna Braswell and Jennifer Hurst-Wender talk about historic Bacon's Castle, the 1665 house's role in the 1676 rebellion and a $350,000 preservation campaign. bit.ly/19eob70 -- Mark St. John Erickson

Here's a picture preview of our Sunday story on Bacon's Castle, the 350-year-old Surry landmark that ranks as America's oldest brick dwelling. -- Mark St. John Erickson

Pictures: 350th anniversary of historic Bacon's Castle

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Curator Alex Mann talks about the Chrysler Museum's eye-opening new Lincoln photography exhibit in this short video: bit.ly/1zVb7IV -- Mark St. John Erickson

Here's a preview of the great images I'll be exploring in my Sunday column on the new Chrysler Museum exhibit, "Shooting Lincoln: Photography and the Sixteenth President." -- Mark St. John Erickson