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Norfolk Together Resource Hub & Reopening Safety Measures

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Category - History

Haunted Norfolk

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:00 PM

Haunted Norfolk

Norfolk traces its tales back to the early 17th century, soon after the first English settlers arrived in the new world. Since then, the city has seen its fair share of history:…

The History of Naval Station Norfolk

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:00 AM

Ten years before the Naval Operating Base (today known as Naval Station Norfolk) was built, the waterfront location was the site of the original 1907 Jamestown Exposition. The exposition was one of…

Granby Street: Then & Now

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:00 AM

The amazing history of this bustling "new” corridor.

Granby Street – now known as “restaurant row” in pedestrian-friendly Downtown Norfolk – is the very heart of this centuries-old waterfront city. In…

5 Interesting Facts About Ocean View

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:00 PM

Do you know these five interesting facts about Ocean View, located on the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk? A famous wooden roller coaster featured in a film from the 70s? St. Patty’s Day Parade anyone? Who…