We’ve waited all summer for ripe pawpaws, so come out to celebrate and enjoy a sample of America’s largest native fruit. Members of the Virginia Master Naturalists Peninsula Chapter will lead the fun along with representatives from the Butterfly Society of Virginia, Virginia Bee Society, Hampton Roads Bird Club, Leave No Trace, Newport News Waterworks, Foxy Lady Press, and Peninsula Tree Stewards. There will be information tables, talks, kids’ activities, nature trail tours, and live music—all FREE. You might even win a baby pawpaw tree! Tours of the historic house are available with regular admission.
The Standing Strong Together historical exhibition honors the legacy, courage and strength of the men and women of the Minute Men Task Force. The Minute Men were a group of community members who formed in 1994 in the wake of attacks on African-American girls and women in the East End of Newport News. The Minute Men walked children to and from bus stops, encouraged increased awareness of safety in neighborhoods, and patrolled the streets in a distinctive yellow van. As we continue to explore ways to improve safety in our community, we invite you to learn about this initiative and its ongoing impact in Newport News. Suggested donation $2.