Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend at the Mariners' Museum THIS WEEKEND

BATTLE OF HAMPTON ROADS WEEKEND
5-6 MARCH 2011

This weekend, our friends at the Mariners' Museum will be a hosting a weekend of programs, lectures, and demonstrations commemorating the Union and Confederate navies during the American Civil War. Join The Mariners’ Museum, The Museum of the Confederacy, and NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary in our observance of the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads between the Union ironclad USS Monitor and the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia March 5th and 6th, 2011. There will be a special focus on commerce raiding and the blockade at this event.

Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial Coordinator Matthew Eng will be there to cover the event, as well as man a booth for the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. If you plan to attend, stop by the Hampton Roads Naval Museum table and have a chat about some events and activities that the CWN 150 is planning for the upcoming sesquicentennial years. Here is a complete run down of the activities and speakers planned for this weekend at Mariners' Museum. For a complete listing, go to the event page HERE.

Saturday, March 5, 2011 (10:00am-4:00pm)

Commerce Raiders and the Blockade Lectures

11:00 - Professor Howard Jones, University of Alabama
Blue and Gray Diplomacy: Union and Confederate Foreign Relations

1:00 - Dr. William Dudley, Former Director of the Naval Historical Center
The CSS Alabama

2:30 - Dr. Robert Browning, Chief Historian of the U.S. Coast Guard
"None can be more vigilant than we are": The Blockade During the Civil War

4:00 - Kevin Foster, Chief of the Maritime Heritage Program, National Park Service

Sunday, March 6, 2011 (12:00am-5:00pm)

1:00 - Lecture: Jeff Johnston, NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
An Ironclad Mystery: Exploring the Final Moments of the Monitor and Identifying Her Crew

2:00 - Presentation: Monitor Project Conservation Staff
New Discoveries in Monitor Conservation

3:30 - Lecture: Dan Beasley: Ironclads, Ordinance and Innovation: The Life of Commander John Mercer Brooke, CSN

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