Fall Lecture Series: "The James River"

The Mariner's Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Free with Museum Admission: $-

In 2007, House Resolution 16 of the 110th Congress named the James River as “America’s Founding River.” The river runs for 340 miles entirely in Virginia, from the Allegheny Mountains to Hampton Roads and the Chesapeake Bay. Canal boats, steamboats, and railroads made it a mainstream of commerce and communication for the growing state. While the river’s scenic views have remained relatively unchanged since the first English colonists arrived in 1607, there is still much to discover along its length through 20 counties, three major cities, and numerous small towns on its way to the sea. William Fox’s new book, The James River, seeks to raise awareness about this great river and its history while helping to protect and preserve it for the future.