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Mr. John V. Quarstein

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Phone: (717) ***-****  HQ Phone
Civil War Tours
3303 Saddlewood Circle
Myrtle Beach , South Carolina 29579
United States

Company Description: We are a professional tour company that specializes in providing quality affordable Civil War experiences. As a professional company we have connections that a...   more
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Education

  • M.A.
  • master's degree , history
    Christopher Newport University
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Civil War Tours - Pennsylvania, PA, War, professional tour company, civil war experience, packages, field trips, group tours, civil war enthusiast
www.civilwartours.net, 30 Aug 2015 [cached]
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.
Powhatan Civil War Roundtable
www.powhatancwrt.com, 1 Aug 2015 [cached]
JOHN V. QUARSTEIN - THE BATTLE OF FORT FISHER
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For the 12th consecutive year, John V. Quarstein joins us on Thursday, March 19th. 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.
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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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Thursday, March 19, 2015 John Quarstein The Battle of Fort Fisher
Seems the little ironclad's crew called ...
knoxville1863.com, 20 Oct 2012 [cached]
Seems the little ironclad's crew called themselves "The Monitor Boys," and Civil War historian John V. Quarstein has pulled together "the first comprehensive picture of [their] lives…"
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2009 Helmsman
www.opcyc.org, 24 Mar 2012 [cached]
Mr. Quarstein will talk about the grand hotels on the Bay like the Chamberlin, many of them in areas we enjoy cruising to.
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At 6:30 p.m., historian John Quarstein, of public TV fame will again be our guest speaker talking about his newly released book entitled "Old Point Comfort Resort".
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If you missed the inimitable historian John Quarstein on the roof of the Chamberlin, you missed a unique evening. Watching him point enthusiastically to some of our favorite parts of Hampton Roads as he vividly described the Battle of the Ironclads can't be forgotten. He did so well that OPCYC presented him with an Honorary Membership certificate. Mr. Quarstein has offered to talk to us again about the history of Ft. Monroe.
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When they returned they informed the rest of our group, Robert and Pat Williamson on Sunlion, Jack and Tana Moran on Patriot, and me and Eileen with our two cats, Cap'n and Uncle Ted, on Cats' Paws , that Sarah had broken a tooth.
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Unfortunately, we lost one of our boats as Jack and Tana had to get back home.
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To the ladies and folks that helped Bob and Pat Williamson with the cooking, chopping, nd serving, to Dick Cassat for providing those tasty clams, to John and Beth Pence for getting all the beer, soda and supplies plus doing the set-up along with Bob and Pat, to my Logistics Captain Tom and June O'Brien for buying the wine and handling registration, to Jean Brzozowski for helping with the yellow ribbons and coming up with the yellow ribbon theme, and of course to our intrepid Commodore, Jack Moran for handling the 50-50 raffle for the USO.
Meet Our Tour Guides
www.civilwartours.net, 26 May 2007 [cached]
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.
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