Lecture series to explore Hampton Roads’ involvement in WWI

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(Courtesy General Douglas MacArthur Memorial)
(Courtesy General Douglas MacArthur Memorial)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the First World War.

The Hampton History Museum will be commemorating the anniversary through the museum’s Port Hampton Lecture Series, according to a museum press release.

Amanda Williams, education manager for the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, will discuss Hampton Roads’ experience during the Great War on Monday, March 6. 

Her presentation, “The Guns of August: The Great War and Hampton Roads,” will explore American isolationism prevalent early in the war, which began three years before the U.S. entered. Williams will also explain how Hampton Roads evolved in response to the challenges the region faced during WWI.

Williams will speak between 7 and 8 p.m. at the Hampton History Museum, located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton.  The lecture is free to museum members and $5 for non-members.

For more information call (757) 727-1102.