Hilton Village Lecture Series: Homer Lenoir Ferguson

April 21, 2018 - 03:30 pmApril 21, 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

  • Free for members; $5 for guests: $$0-$5

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center 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 second of three lectures in our Historic Winter Speaker Series, titled, "Chartering the Course to Greatness: The Huntington Family". Homer Ferguson was a key player in the development of the City of Newport New, particularly from 1915 to 1946. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and University of Glasgow's School of Naval Architecture, Ferguson came to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company as assistant superintendent of hull construction. He rose steadily within the leadership ranks and was named president following the tragic death of Albert Hopkins during the sinking of the RMS LUSITANIA in 1915. He ushered the shi