Events & News


Standing Strong Together

  • Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center
  • Open Thursdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 5 PM, April 23 – September 4

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.

Kitties, Kidz & Kabooses

  • Lee Hall Depot
  • July 9, 1PM to 4PM
In celebration of #NationalKittenDay, Chessie the C&O Railway Cat invites you to a Cat-o-Rama, featuring furry, feline fun! Cuddly kittens will be on hand from the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter for petting and adoption. There will be nine lives of cat-tastic, pawsome railroad fun including story time, crafts, games, treats, Chessie photo ops and more for cat lovers of all ages. This purr-fect program is included with regular admission. Donations of cat food or litter are encouraged.