Civil War Lecture Series: The Battle of the Ironclads

May 25, 2019 - 02:30 pmMay 25, 2019 - 04:00 pmMarch 9, 2019, 2:30pm - 4pm
Venue: 
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606

Admission

  • Free with Admission: $1

Saturday, March 9, 2019 • 2:30 p.m.
FREE with $1 Museum admission On March 9, 1862, Hampton Roads, Virginia, was the scene of the first battle between ironclad warships. The USS Monitor was able to block the CSS Virginia from destroying the rest of the Union fleet in Hampton Roads. This engagement changed naval warfare forevermore, proving the power of iron over wood. The lecture will be held in a classroom in the Monitor Center. Reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited.