Hilton Village will celebrate 100 years of history during 2018. Hilton Village is a planned community located in Newport News, Virginia. The community was built in 1918 as part of the war effort to house shipyard workers
Hilton Village sits on 100 acres of land between the C&O Railroad and the James River. When it was first built, it was a block of houses 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. The quality housing of the village and its convenient commercial district became a big draw for the area.
What began as neo-traditional town in 1918 has become a modern community known for its history. Hilton Village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.
Hilton Centennial Celebration
Hilton is celebrating 100 years with lectures, art shows, shopping events, special exhibits, and events over the course of the year.
On Saturday, February 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.
The official 100th Anniversary of Hilton Village will be celebrated on July 7, 2018. The Grand Celebration will include trolley tours, architectural tours, Crab Shack Kayak Race, YMCA Fitness Event, 1918 games and reenactments, Hilton book signing and talk, WWI Comfort Station, Hilton school reunions, live music, food and drink vendors, and more
Historian, preservationist, and author, John Quarstein, has written a new book, Hilton Village: America’s First Public Planned Community. The book will be available for sale at 2018 Hilton Village Centennial events.
To learn more about Hilton Village and for a full listing of centennial events visit www.hiltonvillage100.com.