On This Day in Norfolk, Virginia History

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Overview
Established in 1680 near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk is a maritime jewel of the East Coast. During the American Revolution, British ships shelled the city on New Year's Day 1776. The first battle of the ironclads—Monitor versus Merrimack—took place off Norfolk's shore in 1862. Walter P. Chrysler moved his art collection to the city in 1971 and catapulted the former Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences into the renowned Chrysler Museum. Author, historian and Norfolk native Sarah Downing offers a daily look at the fascinating and sometimes offbeat history of the city's storied past. Navigate the waters of history one day or month at a time with this celebration of Norfolk's heritage.
Details
ISBN: 9781626197039
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Virginia
Images: 35
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Sarah Downing loves history. Most of her career she worked at the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo, North Carolina. Sarah authored four books with The History Press about the Outer Banks region. Her fifth book is about her hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. In 2015 she pulled up stakes and headed for the hills. She continues to write a history column for Outer Banks Milepost magazine from her home outside of Asheville, North Carolina, where she is also trying to learn to play guitar.