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Heavy Metal

Thursday, November 10, 2022

7:00 PM EST

In Person | Virtual

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Michael Fabey, award-winning journalist and author

About the Lecture

After more than three decades as an award-winning international journalist, author Michael Fabey returned to his reporting roots to focus on an overlooked but nationally vital manufacturing clan – the tens of thousands of steelworkers who build America’s supercarriers in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Image of Michael Fabey. Courtesy of © Jerry Millevoi.

For his book Heavy Metal, Michael goes inside the gates of Newport News Shipbuilding where the words “Made in America” still mean something. Providing a portrait of a place once called Point Hope, the shipyard has become a point of hope where shipbuilders put aside any differences of color, creed or politics to create something much larger than their individual selves.

Arrive early to view rarely seen objects from The Mariners’ Collection related to Newport News Shipbuilding’s carriers in the Museum’s Lower Lobby from 6 – 6:45 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to send comments or questions to Michael, and he will answer following the lecture.

A book signing follows the Q&A.

PURCHASE your copy of Heavy Metal in the Gift Shop or on AmazonSmile today! We invite you to support the Museum when you shop on Amazon. Go to and choose The Mariners’ Museum as your charity of choice. Thank you!

Registration information:

Advance registration is required whether you attend the lecture in person or online. Evening lectures will be in person in the Main Lobby and livestreamed.

In person – AT CAPACITY

Doors open at 6 p.m.
Free for Museum Members. $10 for guests


This lecture is livestreamed
and free to watch online

Pre-order a Mariners’ Café charcuterie plate when you buy your ticket.
A limited number will be available for purchase during the event.

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