Editorial: use this page to organize historical information and media about the region that is not found, not easily accessed or not organized on line elsewhere.

Hampton Roads is home to the first permanent English Colony in North America. Colonists who would settle in Jamestown, Virginia first made land in what is now Virginia Beach at First Landing State Park.

Historical Foundations & Societies

Great Bridge & Waterways History Foundation (Chesapeake)

Hampton Historical Society & Tuck Museum

Newport News Historical Society

Norfolk Historical Society (Facebook, Twitter)

The Poquoson Museum & Historical Society

Portsmouth Historical Society

Princess Anne County / Virginia Beach Historical Society

Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation



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