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The Mariners' Museum

100 A Museum Drive

Newport News, Virginia 23606

United States

Company Description

The Mariners' Museum was named the official repository for the Monitor Collection by NOAA in 1987. The collection consists of over 200 tons of priceless artifacts recovered from the iconic Civil War ironclad located within the boundaries of NOAA's Monitor ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Director

Virginia War Museum

Affiliations

Historian
City of Hampton

Tour Guide and Historian
America's History LLC

Board Member
Virginia Civil War Trails

Board Member
John Singleton Mosby Foundation

Historian
City of Newport News

Member
Fort Monroe Authority

Historian
The Civil War Monitor

Board Member
Old Point Comfort Yacht Club

Historian
WHRO Foundation

Project Historian
Foundations of Freedom

Very Own Historian
Virginia Tourism Corporation

Historian
The HearSay

Education

Education

M.A.

master's degree

history

Christopher Newport University

Web References (199 Total References)


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.
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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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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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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


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.


Uncategorized | Guidon Books Blog

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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.


Led by John ...

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Led by John Quarstein

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A life-long resident of the Eastern shore, John Quarstein is steeped in the history of the Chesapeake area. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Virginia Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Commission.
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Participants who have experienced John Quarstein on previous America's History tours know that many periods of our history are mentioned and discussed along the route, so your three days will be completely filled with valuable and interesting information.
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Our Tour Guide/Historian: Dr. John V. Quarstein, an award-winning author and preservationist, is an experienced tour leader and a much sought after speaker on all periods of American history. He is the author of ten books including A History of Ironclads: the Power of Iron Over Wood. His latest book is the CSS Virginia: Sink before Surrender. He is a consultant to the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia and serves of the boards of the Virginia Civil War Trails, Fort Monroe Area Authority and the Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission Advisory Board. His most recent project is as screen writer for a four hour PBS special entitled "Pyrates of the Chesapeake."


The ride along the Outer Banks ...

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The ride along the Outer Banks will provide a great venue for our historian, John Quarstein to regale us with salty pirate yarns as well fill us in on the area's little known Civil War history. He'll also develop the background of colonial piracy from its inception near Jamestown, Virginia to the Anglo-Dutch Naval Wars of the mid-17th century and then to the 18th century swashbuckling activities of Blackbeard and his partner in crime, Major Stede Bonnet.

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Dr. John V. Quarstein, an award-winning author and preservationist, is currently historian for the City of Hampton. He is an experienced tour leader and a much sought after speaker on all periods of American history. He is the author of nine books including A History of Ironclads: the Power of Iron Over Wood. He is a consultant to the Mariners' Museum and serves of the boards of the Virginia Civil War Trails, Fort Monroe Area Authority and the Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission Advisory Board. His most recent project is as screen writer for a four hour PBS special entitled "Pyrates of the Chesapeake" to be aired this spring.
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Great tour; John Quarstein is very knowledgable and highly entertaining. Look forward to other tours with him.

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