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JOHN V. QUARSTEIN – THE H. L. HUNLEY

We are excited to welcome on March 21st, our dear friend, historian, preservationist, lecturer and author, John V. Quarstein, who will explore the legend of the Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley.

John is the Chief Development OfficeratThe Mariners' Museum and Park,Director of the USS Monitor Center and Foundation, and Historianof theCity of Newport News.    John served as director of the Virginia War Museum for over thirty years and, is always in demand as a speaker throughout the nation.

John has been involved in a wide variety of historic preservation initiatives including the creation of Civil War battlefield parks like Redoubt Park in Williamsburg or Lee’s Mill Park in Newport News as well as historic house museums such as Lee Hall Mansion and Endview Plantation. His current preservation endeavors feature the Rebecca Vaughan House, Lee Hall Depot, Causey’s Mill, Big Bethel Battlefield and Fort Monroe. John Quarstein also serves on several boards and commissions such as Virginia Civil War Trails, Virginia War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Advisory Council and the Newport News Sesquicentennial Commission.

Our speaker is the author of numerous books, including Fort Monroe: The Key to the South, A History of Ironclads: The Power of Iron Over Wood, Big Bethel: The First Battle, and The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union’s First Ironclad. His newest book is Sink Before Surrender: The CSS Virginia

He also has produced, narrated and written several PBS documentaries, such as Jamestown: Foundations of Freedom and the film series Civil War in Hampton Roads, which was awarded a 2007 Silver Telly. His latest film, Hampton From The Sea To The Stars, was a 2011 Bronze Telly winner. His more recent film projects have been Pyrates of the Chesapeake and Tread of the Tyrants Heel: Virginia’s War of 1812 Experience.

John is the recipient of the national Trust for Historic Preservation’s 1993 President’s Award for Historic Preservation; the Civil War Society’s Preservation Award in 1996; the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s Jefferson Davis Gold Medal in 1999; and the Daughters of the American Revolution Gold Historians Medal in 2009. Besides his lifelong interest in Tidewater Virginia’s Civil War experience, Quarstein is an avid duck hunter and decoy hunter and decoy collector. He lives on Old Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia, and on his family’s Eastern Shore farm near Chestertown, Maryland.

We hope you will join us on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the County Seat Restaurant!

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The County Seat offers our members and guests a main course, or the soup and salad bar.  Please specify your dining preference when you submit your pre-paid reservation, which is due the Tuesday prior to each meeting.  This month’s main course is corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes and dessert.Reservations must be received by March 19th.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:30 PM

$16.00 for members, $20.00 for guests.

Pre-Paid Reservations Must Be Received By March 19, 2019

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PCWRT, P.O. Box 1144, Powhatan, VA 23139

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