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Hampton Roads History Lectures

NEW in 2022!
This lecture series is being offered in person at the Museum and livestreamed.

Select Fridays in the McMullen Classroom at 12 p.m. (ET). Advance registration is required.

Take a look back in history as John V. Quarstein, noted historian, author, and director emeritus of USS Monitor Center, along with special guest speakers, share significant events about our nation’s history and examine their direct ties to the Hampton Roads region.

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Can’t attend?
No problem! Many of our programs and lectures are uploaded to our YouTube Channel shortly afterwards.

Header image: Hampton Roads, Virginia, from official state map published in 1859. Public Domain.