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Virtual Speakers’ Bureau: Tragedy on
the Mississippi

October 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

FREE VIRTUAL LECTURE

Advance registration is required.

Presenter: Brock Switzer, cultural heritage photographer at The Mariners’ Museum

Join us online with Brock Switzer, cultural heritage photographer at The Mariners’ Museum, when he examines what is arguably the single greatest maritime disaster in US history. Viewers are welcome to send Brock comments or questions, which he will answer following the presentation.

About the presentation:
April of 1865 stands as one of the most important months in the history of the United States of America. From decisive battles to high profile surrenders that led to the end of the Civil War, assassination attempts to the capture of conspirators and the death of a traitor, it stands as little wonder that the sinking of a Mississippi steamer would pass with little note. That steamer was Sultana and it stands to this day as the single greatest maritime disaster in US history. Come learn about the events that led to the demise of this steamboat, and the reasons it’s rarely mentioned in history books.

Brock Switzer

Brock Switzer


Virtual Speakers’ Bureau : Tragedy on the Mississippi
Wednesday, October 27 • 1 p.m. (ET)

Image credit: Sultana (Steamship: 1863). The Mariners’ Museum. P0001.003-01–PB21496


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Details

Date:
October 27
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
https://marinersmuseum.org