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.
The Lee Hall Train Station Foundation and Newport News Historic Services present Murder at Green Springs: The True Story of the Hall Case, Firestorm of Prejudices featuring author James K. Brandau. Considered the most sensational trial of an accused murderess since Lizzie Borden, this 1914 railroad crime drama played out at the Chesapeake & Ohio station in rural Louisa County, Virginia. Victor Hall, young railway depot master, was shot dead in his store just hours after someone torched his competitor’s business. Rumors and strange circumstances fixed suspicion on the innocent widow in what became “one of the most famous criminal cases in Virginia.”
Following the program, the author will have copies of Murder at Green Springs available for sale and autograph. This event is open to the public and admission is free, though donations to the Lee Hall Train Station Foundation are welcome.
Celebrate America’s love of railroads at the newly-restored Lee Hall Depot. Enjoy a day of fun for all ages with interactive model train layouts, children’s activities, educational presentations, costumed railroad characters, music, door prizes, vendors, food and more!
Tickets are $5/person; children under 7 are free. Purchase tickets by May 13 for quick entry, or pay at the gate.
Enjoy the spring weather by taking part in a luncheon and presentation on the grounds of Endview Plantation. Picnic benches and tables are provided though folks are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. Learn about the research and new findings that are highlighted in Endview’s updated permanent exhibit. An opportunity to visit the exhibit will be offered after the lecture. Lunch begins at 11:30, with the lecture at 12:00. The event co-sponsored by the Warwick County Historical Society, is free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch or place an advance order for a boxed lunch by calling 757-525-7372.