Civil War Expert in Virginia on January 31

January 22, 2013

Saint Leo University is pleased to host a free presentation by noted historian John Quarstein on “The Civil War in Hampton Roads and Tidewater” from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, January 31, at the university’s Newport News (VA) Education Office.

The public is invited, and a light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. To register to attend this event in Newport News, visit

Saint Leo’s Newport News Education Office is located in the Compass Pointe office development, at the corner of Canon Boulevard and Oyster Point Road, easily accessible from Interstate 64, using the Oyster Point exit. The specific building address is One Compass Way, Suite 160, Newport News 23607 and the local phone number is (757) 249-0390.

Additionally, the presentation will be available to North Charleston and University Campus locations through video teaching and teleconferencing links. At University Campus, the presentation can be viewed in Room 117 of the Student Activities Building. VTT audience members are welcome to bring their lunches.

John Quarstein has written extensively about Civil War history, with numerous books and articles to his credit. He served as historian for the city of Hampton’s 400th anniversary, and worked previously for 30 years as the director of the Virginia War Museum and as consultant to The Mariners’ Museum/USS Monitor Center.

Saint Leo is hosting this lecture to help mark its 40th anniversary of providing educational services to the military. This significant milestone is being commemorated with special programming including additional lectures, films, and events that educate the university community and general public about the role the military has played in American life. In addition to lecture and other programs in Virginia, events are taking place at Saint Leo’s University Campus in Florida, and other locations. A full calendar of these events is available here.

Additional information on this event is available from Susan Paulson, assistant vice president, at

To watch the recording/live stream of this presentation, please click here.