Just a few events that I have found that might spark your interest. I will update these as more and more events come out!
Speakers’ Bureau: Forgotten Faces of the Titanic
Presented by Wisteria Perry, manager of interpretation
and community outreach for The Mariners’ Museum and Park
Join us online with Wisteria Perry, manager of interpretation and community outreach for The Mariners’ Museum and Park, when she shares stories of passengers who survived that fateful voyage on Titanic including a few who eventually settled here in Hampton Roads.
About the presentation:
When the tragic tale of Titanic is told, we often focus on the famous names: Astor, Guggenheim, Straus. But among the thousands who sailed on that fateful voyage, there are many stories that are overlooked. Come hear stories of those passengers from all over the world, including China, Haiti, and Egypt, and a few survivors who ended up here in Hampton Roads.
Livestream: Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II!
Livestream: Livestream: Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II!
Wednesday, April 21st at 2PM ET
On this day, April 21, 2021 her majesty, Elizabeth the II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith turns 95 years old. Join Glen and Marie as they look back over her historic life.
Facebook Live: @negahc
YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/yslr4SJG09g
This free program is made possible by the Cottrell Digital Studio at the Northeast Georgia History Center
Disaster on the Mississippi
At 2:00 a.m. on April 27, 1865, the sidewheel steamboat Sultana exploded her boilers seven miles upriver from Memphis, TN. Crowded on board were almost 2,000 recently released Union prisoners of war, fresh from the notorious Confederate prison pen at Andersonville, GA and from Cahaba, AL.
By the end of the day almost 1,200 people were dead. This presentation will explain how so many heroes of the Union were crowded onto a boat legally registered to carry only 376 passengers. Who was responsible? Was anyone held accountable? Come hear the little known, but fascinating story behind the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history.
Register Online: Speaker Series | CWRT Congress