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Life in the Reservation Community
February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In the decades before and after the Civil War, free and enslaved Black landholders and entrepreneurs settled on the banks of the York River to build families and livelihoods. The community they established became known as the Reservation.
In 1918, the U.S. government commandeered the land to create what is now known as the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown. Over the following years, families at the Reservation were displaced – pushed from their land and community.
Join Reservation descendants Chief Charles Bowman, Mary Lassiter, Rosa Lee, and Johnette Weaver as they tell their stories.
The program is free to museum members, $5 for non-members. Not yet a member? Show your support, join today and save! www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org/membership.
The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton. There is free parking in the garage across the street from the museum. For more information call 757-727-1102 or visit www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org.