Join us at The Mariners' for a newly created series, USS Monitor Legacy Program, that highlights the history and lasting impact of USS Monitor through a variety of public events in partnership with the NOAA Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center, will present the multifaceted history of USS Monitor, and the program will be in person and livestream from the Explorers Theater at the Museum
Attendees are welcome to send comments or questions to John, and he will answer them following his talk. Advance registration is required whether you attend this event in person or online
About the presentation
When CSS Virginia (Merrimack) emerged from the Elizabeth River on March 8, 1862, the tide of naval warfare changed forever. The Confederate ironclad ram attacked and destroyed two Union wooden warships, Congress and Cumberland, providing the power of iron over wood. The United States Navy was stunned by this defeat, which gave the Confederacy control of Hampton Roads?albeit for just one day
Attending in person?
This event is included in $1 admission, and free for Mariners' Museum Members. Seating is limited
This lecture is free to watch and you may register online.
Included in $1 admission. FREE for Mariners' Museum Members. FREE to watch livestream. Advance registration is required.