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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Feb 20

Hilton Village Celebrates 100 Years

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 9:32 AM by Communications Department

2-20 hilton 100Hilton Village was built in 1918 as an effort to house shipyard workers. It began as a block of homes and a strip of stores in the middle of a vast forest, connected to the shipyard and the rest of the city by a streetcar. After World War I, the homes of Hilton were rented out, and later, sold as private residences. Hilton Village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.  This year, Hilton is celebrating 100 years with a series of events including lectures, art shows, shopping events, special exhibits, and more happening over the course of the year.

On Saturday, February 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. visit The Mariners’ Museum for the second installment of the Historic Winter Speaker Series. The lecture, entitled Charting the Course to Greatness: Homer L. Ferguson, is being facilitated by John Quarstein. To learn more about Hilton Village and for a full listing of centennial events visit