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Release Date: February 24,2016

Museum asks locals to help remember the '60s


 Contact Reporter

Dust off the photo album and dig through the attic – the Hampton History Museum wants to collect as many 50-year-old photos, trinkets and memories as it can get next month.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 12, Hamptonians will tell personal stories about the 1960s, talking about watershed moments of the decade and bopping about to period music at the Hampton History Museum Downtown.

The museum and community volunteers have put together displays about Hampton life in the turbulent decade, from neighborhoods like Fox Hill and Aberdeen Gardens to the seafood industry and NASA.

Members of the public are invited to share their stories as part of the museum’s oral history project, as well as help the museum to collect more physical mementos from the 1960s.

Museum officials are hoping to bolster the collection through donations of photos and other ’60s ephemera. Anyone who doesn’t want to part with the original snapshots can let the museum staff digitally scan the images for archiving.

The museum also hopes to display 1960s cars, trucks and motorcycles. Vintage vehicle owners interested in showing off their prized possessions should get in touch as well.

Anyone with something to share can reach the Hampton History Museum at 757-727-1610. The event on March 12 and museum exhibits will be free and open to the public.

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