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Father Neptune: US Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles

Friday, May 12, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

In Person | Virtual

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John V. Quarstein
Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

About the Lecture

As Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War, Gideon Welles’s leadership helped the Union win the war. Thanks to Welles’s dynamic drive, the US Navy went through a tremendous expansion to enable the blockade to succeed.

Attendees are welcome to send comments or questions to John, and he will answer them following his talk.

John V. Quarstein

Registration information:

Location: Explorers Theater
Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.

In person

Free for Museum Members.
Included in $1 admission


This lecture is livestreamed
and free to watch online.

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