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Local Author Lecture Series and Book Signing

Title:Local Author Lecture Series and Book Signing
Date & Time:Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details:Join us for four history lectures and book signings by local historians. March’s lecture features Dr. Anna Gibson Holloway, co-author of “Our Little Monitor,”The Greatest Invention of the Civil War. On March 9, 1862, the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia met in the Battle of Hampton Roads?the first time ironclad vessels would engage each other in combat. For four hours the two ships pummeled one another as thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers and civilians watched from the shorelines. Dr. Holloway will highlight how this new “machine” became “the pet of the people”?a vessel celebrated in prints, tokens, and household bric-a-brac; a marketing tool; and a prominent feature in parades, Sanitary Fairs, and politics. Cash bar.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Lecture, Lyceum, Museums, Old Town

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