Spring Lecture Series: American Dunkirk

October 23, 2018 - 07:00 pmOctober 23, 2018 - 09:00 pmFebruary 22, 2018, 7pm - 9pm
Venue: 
Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606

Admission

  • Free for members: $
  • Guests: $5

When the terrorist attacks struck New York City on September 11, 2001, boat operators and waterfront workers quickly realized they had the skills, the equipment, and the opportunity to take definite, immediate action in responding to the most significant destructive event in the United States in decades. For many of them, they were “doing what needed to be done.” American Dunkirk shows how people, many of whom were volunteers, mobilized rescue efforts in various improvised and spontaneous ways. James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf explore how people pull together to respond to and recover from catastrophic events.