John V. Quarstein To Speak About the “Civil War Seize of Yorktown”

Sunday, March 18

TVHS lecture by John Quarstein 

TVHS invites you to join us Sunday, March 18 at the Alvin P. Anderson Auditorium where award-winning historian,preservationist, and author, John V. Quarstein speaks about the “Civil War Seize of Yorktown”.

Quarstein is director emeritus of USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News, Virginia.  The author of 17 books and winner of the 2012 Henry Adams Prize for excellence in historical literature, his titles include ‘Hilton Village: America’s First Public Planned Community’, ‘A History of Ironclads: The Power of Iron over Wood’, ‘CSS Virginia: Sink Before Surrender’, and ‘The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union’s First Ironclad.’  Quarstein has also produced, narrated and written several PBS documentaries including the film series ‘Civil War in Hampton Roads,’ a Silver Telly Aware Winner.
Quarstein is the recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s President’s Award for Historic Preservation, the Civil War Society’s Preservation Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Gold Historians Medal.
Quarstein lives in Hampton, Virginia where he resides in a National Register of Historic Places property known as the 1757 Herbert House.  This outstanding example of brick Georgian architecture is located near Blackbeard’s Point on the Hampton River.

Sunday, March 18, 3:00 p.m.

Alvin P. Anderson Auditorium

5700 Williamsburg Landing Drive


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