A History Lover's Guide to Norfolk

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Begun in the seventeenth century as a small settlement nestled along the Elizabeth River, Norfolk had grown into a vibrant port city by the Revolutionary War. The city spread out from early neighborhoods like the Freemason District into nineteenth-century enclaves like Ghent along the Hague. Twentieth-century Norfolk was marked by its development into a bustling Navy town. Journey through the vibrant past of this multifaceted locale, guided by expert authors from local museums, historical organizations and city institutions. Walk the city’s most historic neighborhoods and learn the history of its beachside communities. End with suggestions of places to eat and play that evoke traces of Norfolk’s past. Crack open these pages to learn that Virginia is truly for history lovers.
ISBN: 9781467147170
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: History & Guide
Images: 75
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Peggy Haile McPhillips is the recently retired Historian for the City of Norfolk. Amanda Williams is the acting director of the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia. Jaclyn Spainhour is the director of the Hunter House Victorian Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. Anthony J. Orlikoff is the lead education specialist at the National Museum of the Army in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Rachel McCall is the director of strategic initiatives with the Downtown Norfolk Council. Raven Hudson is the former assistant director of the Hunter House Victorian Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. Matthew Whitlock is an instructor of history at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Jennifer Lucy is the marketing and design manager for the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia. Shannon Stafford is the lead tour guide for the Norfolk Society of Cemetery Conservation. Barbara Gullickson is the director of visitor experience with VisitNorfolk in Norfolk, Virginia.
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