Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center
Lecture begins at 3:30 PM
FREE for Members or free with Museum admission. Guests attending the lecture only can purchase a $5 ticket thirty minutes prior to the event.
No RSVP required. Please arrive early, as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the lecture will open at 3:00 PM.
Located in the Huntington Room
This is the first of three lectures in our Historic Winter Speaker Series, titled, “Chartering the Course to Greatness: The Huntington Family”. Collis Potter Huntington acquired the C & O Railroad and made Newport News its east coast terminus. He also established the port of Newport News and founded Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. When he died, Collis’ widow, Arabella, and his nephew, Henry “Eddie” Huntington, appointed Homer Ferguson as yard president. Ferguson led major shipyard expansion and the eventual creation of Hilton Village. Later on, Archer Milton Huntington continued as the shipyard’s chairman of the board and, along with Ferguson, established The Mariners’ Museum.