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Hampton Roads History: The Jamestown Exposition and Other ‘Lost’ Attractions

April 18 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presented by Nancy E. Sheppard, special guest speaker

FREE with $1 Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited. The lecture will be held in a classroom in the Museum. Please confirm upon check in at Visitor Services the actual classroom and location of the lecture.

In 1907, the grounds of Tidewater’s only World’s Fair, the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, opened its gates in Norfolk. In the months that followed, the Exposition hosted dignitaries, famous figures, and was a wondrous playground that launched the Great White Fleet from its piers.

Join author and historian, Nancy E. Sheppard, as she takes you on a tour of this grand fair, learn more about its vital role in American history, its successes and failures, and what happened to the Exposition’s legacy.

Attendees are welcome to join special guest speaker Nancy E. Sheppard after the lecture for a book signing.



April 18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222