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The Louis Guy History Series

Visitor Center Theatre at the MacArthur Memorial

The Second Wednesday Of Each Month

Sponsored by the Norfolk Historical Society
 Norfolk City Hall in 1907
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Joe Judge

Naval Station Norfolk – presented by Joe Judge, Curator of Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Mr. Judge will present a history of Naval Station Norfolk, based on the 2014 book published by the Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation. Book signing follows program.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Chris Pieczynski

The Treaty of Ghent – presented by Chris Pieczynski, Adjunct Professor of U.S. History at Tidewater Community College. Norfolk Historical Society welcomes Mr. Pieczynski as he talks about the signing and impact of the Treaty of Ghent which formally ended the War of 1812. This lecture is part of a larger commemoration of the bicentennial of arrival in the United States of news of the Treaty's signing.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Anne Corso

Shooting Lincoln: Photography and the 16th President. Anne Corso, Director of Education and Public Programs at the Chrysler Museum of Art, will describe this special Chrysler exhibition that features more than 40 rarely exhibited works from the Museum’s David L. Hack Collection of vintage Civil War photos. The exhibition provides a vivid portrait of a great leader as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of his death. The exhibition runs from 10 February through 15 June 2015

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Amanda Williams

ANZAC Day and Gallipoli, 1915 – presented by Amanda Williams, Education Manager, MacArthur Memorial. Gallipoli is considered one of the major Allied failures of the First World War, yet the campaign is often credited with being a turning point in the national consciousness for Australia and New Zealand. Join Amanda Williams of the MacArthur Memorial as she explores the history of the campaign and ANZAC Day a century after Gallipoli.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Steve Forrest, and John Paul Lindberg

May 13 – Historic Fort Norfolk: A Norfolk Gem – presented by Steve Forrest, John Paul Lindberg. One of the major projects of the Norfolk Historical Society has been the preservation and maintenance of Fort Norfolk, the last remaining of 19 coastal forts authorized by George Washington in 1794. Steve Forrest and John Paul Lindberg share more about the history of this amazing structure.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Joe Tennis

Virginia Rail Trails – Crossing the Commonwealth – presented by Joe Tennis. Explore Virginia's historical and scenic trails with author Joe Tennis as he shares his experiences across the Commonwealth with us. Book signing follows program.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

James Zobel

MacArthur: The Supreme Commander at War in the Pacific (April 2015) – presented by author James Zobel, MacArthur Memorial Archivist. Mr. Zobel is a widely-respected authority on this colorful and controversial American general. His new biography of General Douglas MacArthur, illustrated with photos from the MacArthur Memorial archives, covers MacArthur’s service in World War I, his role in the pacific theater of World War II, his postwar responsibilities in Japan, and the Korean War. Book signing follows program.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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TBA All programs are free and open to the public and will take place at 7:00 PM in the new Visitor Center Theatre at the MacArthur Memorial. Light refreshments will follow each program. Parking is available across the street in the south garage of MacArthur Center Mall for $2.00 after 6:00 PM.

 

 

For more information, please contact:

The Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, VA 23508-0367

or e-mail info@norfolkhistorical.org.

The Norfolk Historical Society is certified as a tax-exempt, public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and gifts are tax-deductible.