Lecture: The New Golden Age of Oysters

The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Guests: $5.00
  • Members: $0.00

Presented by Rowan Jacobsen, James Beard award-winning author.

FREE for Members; $5 for guests.

Oysters, which were once so central to the economic and ecological health of our coasts, are again rising stars. Rowan Jacobsen, America's go-to oyster guru, explains their unique appeal, the factors that make one oyster different from another, the recent breakthroughs in oyster restoration, and the central role the Mid-Atlantic is playing in their renaissance. Rowan Jacobsen is the James Beard Award-winning author of A Geography of Oysters, American Terroir, The Living Shore, and The Essential Oyster, among other books. He has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, and in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He has also written for the New York Times. Jacobsen is the founder of the websites Oysterguide.com (for his opinions) and Oysterater.com (for everybody else's), and is a longtime advocate for living shorelines and coastal restoration.