All Aboard for a Hobo Jamboree!
Time & Place
Lee Hall Depot
March 25, 2023, 1 - 4 p.m.9 Elmhurst Street and Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23603
Website: Click here to visit us online
- Lee Hall Depot
During the Great Depression, thousands of destitute men set out across the country in search of jobs. Hitching rides in boxcars, they lived a nomadic life, carrying their few possessions on their back in a bindle stick. We'll explore how these often misunderstood persons, known as hobos, dealt with the difficulties of life on the rails. Wear your worst train or hobo duds for the Best Dressed Hobo Contest; judging and prizes at 3 pm. Other activities to include a hobo camp and grub, sing-along, crafts, language of the hobo, storytelling, games, photo ops and more. For details, click here or call 757-888-3371.