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Hilton Village Lecture: The Huntington Family of Newport News

January 27, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Hilton Village Lecture Series: The Huntington Family of Newport News

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center

Lecture begins at 3:30 PM
Located in the Huntington Room

*Book signing starting at 2 PM with John V. Quarstein

FREE for Members or free with Museum admission.
Guests wanting to attend the lecture only can purchase a $5 ticket thirty minutes prior to the event.

Please arrive early, as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the lecture will open at 3:00 PM.

This is the first of three lectures in our Historic Winter Speaker Series, titled, “Charting the Course to Greatness: The Huntington Family”. Collis Potter Huntington acquired the C & O Railroad and made Newport News its east coast terminus. He also established the port of Newport News and founded Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. When he died, Collis’ widow, Arabella, and his nephew, Henry “Eddie” Huntington, appointed Homer Ferguson as yard president. Ferguson led major shipyard expansion and the eventual creation of Hilton Village. Later on, Archer Milton Huntington continued as the shipyard’s chairman of the board and, along with Ferguson, established The Mariners’ Museum.

Other upcoming Hilton Village Lectures:


January 27, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST


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