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November 15, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
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Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mariners’ Museum archivist Bill Barker presents “Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I” as part of the Hampton History Museum’s free “Lunch in Time” series on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The United States entered the First World War in April 1917. American materiel contributions proved to be decisive in terminating the conflict. Far from the battlefields of Europe, Newport News was transformed into the second largest military Port of Embarkation and played a crucial role in the transport of an extraordinary number of weapons, supplies, and people across the ocean. As part of his illustrated lecture, Barker will share the stories of individuals who served locally, passed through the port, or lived on the Peninsula as they answered America’s call to arms in the First World War.