Hampton History Museum
Through September 15, 2013
Celebrate the exploration of Hampton, Virginia at the unique exhibit “The Fragile Balance: Man and Nature in Hampton” at the Hampton History Museum. This innovative display will lead you through the prehistoric cataclysms that formed the topography of the Chesapeake Bay region to the history of the geological and ecological forces that influenced human habitation.
Highlighting the fragile balance of forces – man and nature – this exhibit shows how human behaviors and environmental progression can cause adverse effects on the order of the natural world. Travel the eyes of the Indian culture and its minimal carbon footprint to the descendants of the European settlers that have in turn substantially affected the supply of natural resources of the New World.
Through its time of settlement, Hampton has been tested by severe heat and cold, drought, starvation, nor’easters, tornadoes and hurricanes. “The Fragile Balance: Man and Nature in Hampton” tells an amazing story of survival, growth and perseverance of the Hampton people.
In conjunction with this exhibition, the museum with feature a family friendly event “Digging for Dinosaurs.” Families can enjoy a day of interactive animal displays, molding dinosaurs out of clay, digging for fossils, and the study of fossilized footprints.
For more information about “The Fragile Balance: Man and Nature in Hampton,” go to http://hamptonroads.com/events/details/57784.