John V. Quarstein is an award winning historian, preservationist, and author. John has served as the director of the Virginia War Museum since 1978. In addition to these duties, he oversees the management of the City of Newport News’ historic properties including Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion, Young’s Mill, and the Newsome House as well as serving as the historical advisor for the Mariners’ Museum’s U.S.S. Monitor Center project. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the College of William and Mary, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. Quarstein is the author of seven books including Fort Monroe: The key to the South, C.S.S. Virginia: Mistress of Hampton Roads, Civil War on the Virginia Peninsula, and The Battle of the Ironclads.
John V. Quarstein was the recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 1993 President’s Award for Historic Preservation Award, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s Jefferson Davis Gold Medal in 1999. Presently, he serves on the board of several national organizations including Virginia Civil War Trails, John Singleton Mosby Foundation, and Chief Historical Advisor for the U.S.S. Monitor.
The lecture is at the Hennage Auditorium in the DeWitt-Wallace Museum on the corner of Francis and Henry Streets. The lecture will begin at 4:00 pm.
THE LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!