What’s Happening: Bay Shore 120th Anniversary Celebration

Many know of Buckroe Beach in Hampton, but have you heard of Bay Shore Beach? During the time of segregation, Bay Shore was a popular beach destination for African-Americans. This

Courtesy: Hampton History Museum

weekend, Hampton celebrates the beach’s 120th Anniversary.

The 120th Anniversary of Bay Shore Beach is at the Hampton History Museum this Saturday, Sept. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. No need to pull out your wallet, because this event is free.

Hear guest speakers share their memories of the time they spent at the “Vacation Paradise of the South.” View memorabilia while enjoying light refreshments.

After the speeches, you’ll get to see the latest inductions into the Bay Shore at Buckroe Beach Hall of Fame. Hampton music legend Chuck “Guitar” Chavis is among the eight inductees that will be honored.

“This is a great event for the younger generation. It was segregation during time. These young folks can come and see the accomplishments blacks made during that time. They should learn the history of it and pass that on to their children,” said Chavis.


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