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Norfolk History Series

Norfolk History Series

Apr 9, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about Virginia's past with our fascinating monthly lectures. The Norfolk Historical Society sponsors the series, and refreshments are served after each event.

Due to the Museum renovation, the series has temporarily moved to the MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theatre at 198 Bank Street in Norfolk. The lectures are free, and parking is available in the nearby MacArthur Center mall garage.

Wednesday, April 9
Norfolk and Other Abnormal Places: Some Thoughts on Urban and Suburban Virginia

In 1736, Norfolk was Virginia’s largest town, though America was 95 percent rural.

Brent Tarter, founding editor of the Library of Virginia’s Dictionary of Virginia Biography, explains how its development as an urban area would impact its future identity.

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