Friday, December 1, 2023

Discover history’s mysteries at this free lunch series

HAMPTON — Hampton History Museum will be having another free “Lunch in Time” series, this time hosting Hampton native and noted public historian Conover Hunt.

Hunt’s first novel, “The Constitution Murders,” will be the focus of the “Turning History into Mystery” theme for this month’s lunch.

The free lunch will be on Aug. 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

According to the city, The Constitution Murders is a thrill ride that whisks readers across state lines and multiple continents as Coles and Mallory pursue the clue that will finally give them the answers they seek. But is it worth putting their own lives in jeopardy to learn the truth?

The museum encourages attendees to bring their own lunch – the museum will provide free desert.

Conover Hunt

A native of Hampton, Hunt, attended Sweet Briar College and received a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in art history from Newcomb College at Tulane, where she was named a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, according to a news release.

She received a master’s degree in early American culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware in 1971.

Hunt has curated or directed museums and historical agencies in Richmond, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Philadelphia, and Hampton, and has consulted nationally to more than 50 cultural nonprofits in the areas of project management, fundraising, organizational development and strategic planning.

She has won local, state and national awards, authored or coauthored 10 books and participated in dozens of community organizations.

From 2007 to 2010 she served as interim executive director, then deputy director of the Fort Monroe Federal Development Authority.

She worked from 2011 to April 2018 for Soundscapes, a nonprofit after school intervention program for needy children in Newport News.

Hunt lives at Buckroe Beach with her furry companion Ziggy.

The Constitution Murders is her first novel.

To learn about the programs Hampton History Museum has to offer, click here. 

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