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Newport News in Bygone Days: 1896-1958: Part I

Join historian J. Michael Moore for two lectures discussing Newport News in Bygone Days: 1896-1958. Learn about Collis P. Huntington, J. Thomas Newsome, Homer L. Ferguson, Ethel M. Gildersleeve, Robert Bickford Curtis and a host of other colorful characters. Take a journey back in time to shop, dine, and watch a movie in Downtown Newport News or Hilton Village. During these years, this small city and neighboring agrarian community was transformed by the Newport News Shipyard and the growth of the military industrial complex on the Virginia Peninsula in two world wars.