UPCOMING EVENTS AT FORT MONROE
Take a look at the list of upcoming events and you’re sure to find lots to do. From movie nights and lantern tours to seasonal concerts and sporting events, there’s something for everyone. Join us for one of the following events or host your own.
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Fort Monroe programs and events are presented through a collaboration of the United States Army, the Fort Monroe Authority, and the National Park Service. Events are subject to change without notice. All programs and events are free of charge, unless indicated otherwise. Some programs and events require pre-registration.
Tonight’s performers: USAF Heritage of America Band, Heritage Brass Ensemble
Presenter this evening is Chris Martin, NPS Community Volunteer Ambassador
Dancing with Bears on the Appalachian Trail: Have you ever been hiking and wondered where the trail ends? If it’s on the East coast and the trail was marked with white paint on the trees, then you were likely hiking on part the Appalachian Trail, a 2,200-mile footpath traversing the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine. Come learn about long distance hiking from Chris Martin who hiked this entire trail in the summer and fall of 2017.
Tonight’s performers are the Chisman Creek Band.
The Chisman Creek Story
Sometimes music lovers follow their hearts and become full-time musicians. Sometimes, though, they follow a different current and wait for the day when music can take its rightful place in their lives. This is the story of Chisman Creek Band. Six music lovers became military members, medical professionals, teachers, shipbuilders, and contractors until, one day, their dream of performing music became a reality, and Chisman Creek Band was born.
From the beginning, we knew we wanted to combine our musical talents and imaginations to create a group that would cross musical genres and tastes and expectations. We would offer our listeners traditional and modern bluegrass, but also meld the sound of banjo, acoustic guitar, and stand-up bass into classic rock and contemporary favorites, and original creations. We would do our best to leave our audiences with memories of amazing three-part harmonies and instrumentals.
Chisman Creek Band has entertained at local area eateries, clubs, and special events, in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and beyond, and excitement is rising as more venues and listeners get to know us. We offer this promise: Chisman Creek Band will do our utmost to offer a steady stream of good music, and overflowing enjoyment for our audiences.
Archaeology at Fort Monroe: Fort Monroe Authority Archaeologist Sam Henderson will share stories and artifacts from archaeological digs at Fort Monroe and discuss what they reveal about Old Point Comfort’s past.
Tonight’s performers will the Rhythm Project.
The Rhythm Project is a world percussion ensemble dedicated to the nurturing of self-esteem through individual and cooperative achievement. Founded in 1996, the program was started in Portsmouth, VA by the Virginia Arts Festival. There are four elementary and three middle school Rhythm Project groups that feed the program’s premiere performing ensemble, the All-Stars. The All-Stars is a year-round program for high school students that focuses on instilling discipline and dedication in students through performance and touring opportunities. Additionally, two high school groups complete the family of ten Rhythm Project ensembles that serve the cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth.
The All-Stars, 2009 and 2010 Virginia International PANFest Grand Champions, have earned international acclaim and collaborated with many prominent artists. They have opened for Gladys Knight, shared the stage with pan artist Victor Provost and the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, and performed at the Royal Nova Scotia and Virginia International Tattoos. In May 2014, the group was featured on NPR’s “From the Top” program showcasing outstanding talent in high school students.
Historic Preservation at Fort Monroe:
Learn about recent preservation initiatives from the newest members of the Fort Monroe team. Through the Hands-on Preservation Experience (HOPE) program these young people have been learning preservation craft skills while rehabilitating some of Fort Monroe’s most historic structures under the mentorship of the National Park Service’s Historic Architecture Conservation & Engineering Center (HACE).
Tonight’s performers: Hampton Roads Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet
From Tragedy to Triumph; the Martha Ann Fields Story: Living history interpreter Valerie Davis takes on the persona of Martha Ann Fields who escaped slavery with her 8 children and arrived at Fort Monroe in 1862. Listen to Mrs. Field’s stories of plantation life, her harrowing escape from slavery, and the successes of her children after the Civil War. One of her sons, James Apostles Fields went on to become a lawyer and state delegate; his house still stands in Newport News.