Book signing will be held at the “Unclaimed Cargo” Gift Shop. Museum Admission is not required.
Join Historian John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, for a book signing event for Hilton Village: America’s First Planned Public Housing Project. Quarstein is the author and the book was written at the request of Historic Hilton Village Inc. to commemorate the centennial of the village in July 2018.
The book features a foreword by City of Newport News Mayor McKinley Price, D.D.S., a preface by Howard H. Hoege III, president and CEO of The Mariners’ Museum and Park, and more than 50 archival photographs from the Museum, Newport News Public Library, Newport News Shipbuilding, and others.
Quarstein makes history come to life, sharing the genesis of Hilton as inspired by the Garden City and New Urbanism movements and the architectural significance of this National Historic Landmark community. Stories of former and current residents and business owners are told in Quarstein’s compelling, personal way. This book is a must-have for anyone with ties to Newport News, the shipyard, and Hilton Village, past, present and future.