May
28
1:30 PM13:30

Art Series: Native Africans

We will explore the art of Native Africans, with a focus on Sub-Saharan countries. History, religion and cultural tradition heavily influenced these styles. Since masks are often a very recognized and symbolic form of African art, considerable emphasis will be given to mask making. We will create our own masks reflecting these styles and our own creativity.

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Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Everyone has heard the famous Gordon Lightfoot song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” but did you know that this is a true event? Learn the circumstances that surrounded the American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29.

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Jun
25
1:30 PM13:30

Art Series: Australian Aborigines

The art of Australian Aborigines will be our subject. We will highlight rock paintings, carvings, and dot paintings. Symbols are very important to this culture and will be discussed. Dreamtime is a commonly used term for describing important features of Aboriginal spiritual beliefs and existence. We will explore the Dreamtime meaning and its expression in their art. We will create our own dot painting influenced by this unique culture.

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May
22
9:00 AM09:00

Citizen Police Academy for Seniors

What is the Citizen Police Academy for Seniors (CPAS)? The CPAS program is designed to provide seniors and retired citizens the opportunity to get an inside look at local law enforcement. It’s the opportunity to connect with the community, dispel myths, open the lines of communication, make friends and become more educated about police operations.

Please refer to the Newport News Citizen Police Academy for Seniors for a full schedule, topics of discussion and presenters’ names.

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May
15
9:00 AM09:00

Citizen Police Academy for Seniors

What is the Citizen Police Academy for Seniors (CPAS)? The CPAS program is designed to provide seniors and retired citizens the opportunity to get an inside look at local law enforcement. It’s the opportunity to connect with the community, dispel myths, open the lines of communication, make friends and become more educated about police operations.

Please refer to the Newport News Citizen Police Academy for Seniors for a full schedule, topics of discussion and presenters’ names.

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May
14
10:00 AM10:00

Newport News in Bygone Days: 1896-1958: Part II

Join historian J. Michael Moore for two lectures discussing Newport News in Bygone Days: 1896-1958. Learn about Collis P. Huntington, J. Thomas Newsome, Homer L. Ferguson, Ethel M. Gildersleeve, Robert Bickford Curtis and a host of other colorful characters. Take a journey back in time to shop, dine, and watch a movie in Downtown Newport News or Hilton Village. During these years, this small city and neighboring agrarian community was transformed by the Newport News Shipyard and the growth of the military industrial complex on the Virginia Peninsula in two world wars.

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May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Europe Travelogue 1920s-1930s

All armchair travelers are invited to join Curator of Photography, Sarah Scruggs, on a journey to several European cities between the World Wars. As a writer and photographer, Edward Hungerford (1875-1948) was passionate about trains. He produced his first pageant in 1927 for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company and six other transportation themed pageants would follow. He traveled extensively and found ways to get articles published. His collection of more than 6,000 negatives includes travels to Europe, Canada and other countries, in addition to the United States.

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May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Citizen Police Academy for Seniors

What is the Citizen Police Academy for Seniors (CPAS)? The CPAS program is designed to provide seniors and retired citizens the opportunity to get an inside look at local law enforcement. It’s the opportunity to connect with the community, dispel myths, open the lines of communication, make friends and become more educated about police operations.

Please refer to the Newport News Citizen Police Academy for Seniors for a full schedule, topics of discussion and presenters’ names.

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May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Newport News in Bygone Days: 1896-1958: Part I

Join historian J. Michael Moore for two lectures discussing Newport News in Bygone Days: 1896-1958. Learn about Collis P. Huntington, J. Thomas Newsome, Homer L. Ferguson, Ethel M. Gildersleeve, Robert Bickford Curtis and a host of other colorful characters. Take a journey back in time to shop, dine, and watch a movie in Downtown Newport News or Hilton Village. During these years, this small city and neighboring agrarian community was transformed by the Newport News Shipyard and the growth of the military industrial complex on the Virginia Peninsula in two world wars.

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May
1
9:00 AM09:00

Citizen Police Academy for Seniors

What is the Citizen Police Academy for Seniors (CPAS)? The CPAS program is designed to provide seniors and retired citizens the opportunity to get an inside look at local law enforcement. It’s the opportunity to connect with the community, dispel myths, open the lines of communication, make friends and become more educated about police operations.

Please refer to the Newport News Citizen Police Academy for Seniors for a full schedule, topics of discussion and presenters’ names.

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Apr
24
9:00 AM09:00

Citizen Police Academy for Seniors

What is the Citizen Police Academy for Seniors (CPAS)? The CPAS program is designed to provide seniors and retired citizens the opportunity to get an inside look at local law enforcement. It’s the opportunity to connect with the community, dispel myths, open the lines of communication, make friends and become more educated about police operations.

Please refer to the Newport News Citizen Police Academy for Seniors for a full schedule, topics of discussion and presenters’ names.

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Sep
4
5:00 PM17:00

Music Of War

The word War is usually pledge with unpleasant thoughts of pain and sorrow. The sounds of “The Lyrics” will reroute your thinking a more pleasurable time of war. Take a journey back in history to World War I and II with songs and sounds from a time in unforgettable history.

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