Hilton Village Lecture Series: The First Decade

May 20, 2018 - 03:30 pmMay 20, 2018 - 04:30 pmFebruary 24, 2018, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606

Admission

  • Museum Admission; FREE for members; $5 for guests: $0-15

FREE for Members or free with Museum admission. Guests attending the lecture only can purchase a $5 ticket thirty minutes prior to the event. No RSVP required. Please arrive early, as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the lecture will open at 3 p.m. This is the last lecture in our Historic Winter Speaker Series, titled, "Chartering the Course to Greatness: The Huntington Family". The lecture will be given by John Quarstein in the Huntington Room of The Mariners’ Museum and Park. Hilton Village, established in 1918, was the first public housing project built in the United States. It was created to house shipyard workers. Hilton Village’s creation was spurred by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company President, Homer L. Ferguson. The village was the city’s first planned community and first National Register of Historic Places district, located two miles from the shipyard in the woods of Warwick County, adjacent to the James River. Hilton’s distinctive co