Suffolk History Bites: Creating Virginia’s Canals

Award-winning historian John V. Quarstein will explain how, during the late 18th and 19th centuries, Virginia became the scene of aggressive canal development to link the Chesapeake Bay with the Ohio River Valley and Hampton Roads with Eastern North Carolina. The Dismal Swamp Canal – the oldest operating canal in the U.S – was a success, but not all of them were. We hope to see you there!

Free to anyone 55 or older. There will be an educational presentation during lunch. Space is limited. Call (757) 214-6279 or RSVP below by September 13.

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Part of the Senior Advocate Suffolk History Bites Series. Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month, June through November, to hear award-winning historian John V. Quarstein present fascinating stories about Virginia history


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  • Address:
  • 5871 Harbour View Blvd.
    Suffolk, Virginia 23435