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Monitor Center


The Mariners Museum & Park 100 Museum Drive

Newport News, Virginia 23606

United States

Company Description

737. "Monitor Research To End," Daily Free Press [Kinston, NC], 14 May 1986. W. N. Still announces the termination of East Carolina University's association with the Monitor project. 738. "Monitor Researchers Schedule Meeting," Durham Sun [NC], 4 March ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

James River Association


Virginia War Museum


City of Hampton

Tour Guide and Historian
America's History LLC

City of Newport News

Board Member
Virginia Civil War Trails

Board Member
John Singleton Mosby Foundation

Fort Monroe Authority

The Civil War Monitor

Board Member
Old Point Comfort Yacht Club

WHRO Foundation

Project Historian
Foundations of Freedom

Very Own Historian
Virginia Tourism Corporation

The HearSay

Consultant To The Museum's MONITOR Center
The Mariners' Museum




master's degree


Christopher Newport University

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"Understanding these dents is crucial to ...

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"Understanding these dents is crucial to understanding the Monitor's historic time in battle and the innovative ways that the Confederates tried to adjust to this brand-new kind of naval weapon," says Monitor Center Director John V. Quarstein, author of two books on the landmark vessels that met in the Battle of Hampton Roads.

We didn't have the funding we needed," Quarstein says.

Current newsletter and archives

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John V. Quarstein "The Battle of Mobile Bay"

Join us for the next meeting of the Williamsburg Civil War Roundtable at the Williamsburg Public Library Theatre at 7 PM on Tuesday evening, May 24, 2016 for John Quarstein's presentation of "The Battle of Mobile Bay". John will describe the dramatic naval action which featured the confrontation between the Union's Rear Admiral David G. Farragut and Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan.
John V. Quarstein is an award-winning historian, preservationist, lecturer, and author. He served as historian for the city of Hampton's 400th anniversary. He previously worked for thirty years as the director of the Virginia War Museum and as consultant to The Mariners' Museum's MONITOR Center. Quarstetin is now serving as the Chief Development Officer for the USS MONITOR Foundation at The Mariners' Museum.
Quarstein has been involved in a wide variety of historic preservation initiatives including the creation of Civil War battlefield parks like Redoubt Park in Williamsburg or Lee's Mill Park in Newport News as well as historic house museums such as Lee Hall Mansion and Endview Plantation.
John Quarstein also serves on several boards and commissions such as Virginia Civil War Trails, Virginia War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Advisory Council and the Newport News Sesquicentennial Commission.
John Quarstein is the author of fifteen books, including FORT MONROE: The Key To The South, A History Of Ironclads: The Power Of Iron Over Wood, and Big Bethel: The First Battle. Quarstein's volume, The Monitor Boys: The Crew Of The Union's First Ironclad, received the 2012 Henry Adams Prize for excellence in historical literature. He also has produced, narrated and written several PBS documentaries, such as Jamestown: Foundations Of Freedom and the film series Civil War In Hampton Roads, which was awarded a 2007 Silver Telly. His latest film, Hampton: From The Sea To The Stars is a Bronze Telly winner.
Quarstein is the recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 1993 President's Award for Historic Preservation; the Civil War Society's Preservation Award in 1996; the United Daughters of the Confederacy's Jefferson Davis Gold Medal in 1999; and the Daughters of the American Revolution Gold Historians Medal in 2009. Besides his lifelong interest in Tidewater Virginia's Civil War experience, Quarstein is an avid duck hunter and decoy collector. He lives on Old Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia, and on his family's Eastern Shore farm near Chestertown, Maryland.

Combine your tour of The Mariners' ...

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Combine your tour of The Mariners' Museum with other Civil War sites in the region, led by noted historian and author, John V. Quarstein.

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Presented by: John V. Quarstein, Director, USS Monitor Center & Foundation

"Ramming Speed - The Rise & Fall of the Ram as a Naval Weapon"
Presented by: John V. Quarstein, Director, USS Monitor Center & Foundation

Guidon Books Blog | Western Americana | Civil War | New and Out Of Print

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This coming Tuesday, Oct. 20, John Quarstein, director of the Mariners' Museum, will be speaking to the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table. Guidon Books will have his book "History of the Ironclads" available for purchase, and Mr. Quarstein will be available to autograph copies.

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