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Virginia War Museum

9285 Warwick Blvd

Newport News, Virginia 23607

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

Curator

War Memorial Museum of Virginia

Affiliations

Board Member
Virginia Civil War Trails

Board Member
John Singleton Mosby Foundation

Tour Guide and Historian
America's History LLC

Historian
City of Hampton

Member
Fort Monroe Authority

Board Member
Old Point Comfort Yacht Club

Project Historian
Foundations of Freedom

Historian
The Civil War Monitor

Historian
The HearSay

Very Own Historian
Virginia Tourism Corporation

Education

Education

M.A.

master's degree

history

Christopher Newport University

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John V. Quarstein John V. Quarstein is an award winning historian, preservationist, and author. John has served as the director of the Virginia War Museum since 1978. In addition to these duties, he oversees the management of the City of Newport News' historic properties including Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion, Young's Mill, and the Newsome House as well as serving as the historical advisor for the Mariners' Museum's U.S.S. Monitor Center project. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the College of William and Mary, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. Quarstein is the author of seven books including Fort Monroe: The key to the South, C.S.S. Virginia: Mistress of Hampton Roads, Civil War on the Virginia Peninsula, and The Battle of the Ironclads.

John V. Quarstein was the recipient of the National Trust for Histo ric Preservation's 1993 President's Award for Historic Preservation Award, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy's Jefferson Davis Gold Medal in 1999. Presently, he serves on the board of several national organizations including Virginia Civil War Trails, John Singleton Mosby Foundation, and Chief Historical Advisor for the U.S.S. Monitor.


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John V. Quarstein is an award winning historian, preservationist, and author.John has served as the director of the Virginia War Museum since 1978.In addition to these duties, he oversees the management of the City of Newport News' historic properties including Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion, Young's Mill, and the Newsome House as well as serving as the historical advisor for the Mariners' Museum's U.S.S. Monitor Center project.He has also served as an adjunct professor at the College of William and Mary, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.Quarstein is the author of seven books including Fort Monroe: The key to the South, C.S.S. Virginia: Mistress of Hampton Roads, Civil War on the Virginia Peninsula, and The Battle of the Ironclads.

John V. Quarstein was the recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 1993 President's Award for Historic Preservation Award, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy's Jefferson Davis Gold Medal in 1999.Presently, he serves on the board of several national organizations including Virginia Civil War Trails, John Singleton Mosby Foundation, and Chief Historical Advisor for the U.S.S. Monitor.


Powhatan Civil War Roundtable

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JOHN V. QUARSTEIN

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For the 13th consecutive year, John V. Quarstein joins us on Thursday, March 17th with a new topic, "Survey of Confederate Ironclads."
John is an award-winning historian, preservationist, lecturer, and author. He served as director of the Virginia War Museum for over thirty years and, after retirement, continues to work as a historian for the City of Newport News. He is in demand as a speaker throughout the nation.
He 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. His current preservation endeavors feature the Rebecca Vaughan House, Lee Hall Depot, Causey's Mill, Big Bethel Battlefield and Fort Monroe. 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 fourteen books, including Fort Monroe: The Key to the South, A History of Ironclads: The Power of Iron Over Wood, Big Bethel: The First Battle, and The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union's First Ironclad. His newest book is Sink Before Surrender: The CSS Virginia
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, was a 2011 Bronze Telly winner. His more recent film projects have been Pyrates of the Chesapeake and Tread of theTyrants Heel: Virginia's War of 1812 Experience.
John 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 hunter and decoy collector. He lives on Old Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia, and on his family's Eastern Shore farm near Chestertown, Maryland.
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Retired in 2013 as Professor of History and Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech, Jack will speak on "Grant and Lee at the End of the Civil War"and"Grant and Lee After the War."

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