Mr R B Richter
150th Anniversary of Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend
March 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads. On March 8, 1862, the CSS Virginia destroyed the USS Cumberland and the USS Congress in a battle that showed the supremacy of iron over wood. The following day the Union ironclad Monitor met the CSS Virginia in a battle, which, though fought to a draw, changed the very nature of naval warfare not only in America, but worldwide.
On March 9-11, The Mariners' Museum marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads
in grand style, with a weekend of activities.
March 10 & 11, 2012 - Weekend family activities are highlighted by the introduction of Ironclad BattleQuest, a fun, interactive family adventure game that takes you through indoor and outdoor activities.
March 9 – 11, 2012 - The Civil War Navy Conference features award-winning authors Harold Holzer and Craig Symonds. The two full days of sessions are focused on Civil War Naval history, technology, literature, art and popular culture
Cost: Outdoors activities free for everyone / Inside activities free for Members and with Museum admission
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