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ARCHIVES: Fort Monroe's road to a national park

The Army deactivated the historic base in September 2011 and handed over to the state in early 2012. Read the whole story of the debate over different re-use plans here.

  • National Park Service calls public meetings over Fort Monroe

    HAMPTON – The National Park Service has announced two public meetings in Hampton on July 19 to hear the case for a unit of the service to be set up at Fort Monroe after the Army leaves the post on Sept. 15. The meetings were detailed in a press release Thursday from the U.S. Department of the Interior....

  • Obama could make Fort Monroe a national monument

    Obama could make Fort Monroe a national monument

    HAMPTON — President Barack Obama is being asked to make Fort Monroe a national monument under the Antiquities Act after the Army vacates in September, a much faster process than establishing a national park. But little is known about a process that has been available to presidents since 1906. "It...

  • Virtual library to mark contrabands at Monroe

    HAMPTON — A virtual archive telling the African-American story at Fort Monroe and Hampton is being established thanks to a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. State Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, a driving force behind the idea, announced its progress at an event held to...

  • Warner makes case for Fort Monroe National Park

    Warner makes case for Fort Monroe National Park

    HAMPTON – Fort Monroe's historical significance will help the push for it to attain National Park status U.S. Sen. Mark Warner said on a visit to the post Tuesday. Warner took a historical tour of Monroe Tuesday morning when he was told about its past by local historians and academics. "My hope...

  • Monroe bill is signed by Governor

    Monroe bill is signed by Governor

    HAMPTON — Gov. Bob McDonnell has approved legislation that establishes how public services are to be provided and paid for at Fort Monroe after the Army vacates on Sept. 15. In an e-mail to council members sent Tuesday, Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said McDonnell signed the bill Monday. "As...

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