Speaker Series: Craig Symonds
“Abraham Lincoln and the Navy”
Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Barn
Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner with The Boeing Company in presenting Dr. Craig L. Symonds, Distinguished Professor of American Naval Heritage at the U.S. Naval Academy, as part of the 2011 Speaker Series. Widely published, author or editor of twenty-five books including prize-winning biographies, his lecture “Abraham Lincoln and the Navy” will illuminate the crucial role the president played in managing the naval aspects of America's greatest conflict.
Lincoln's entire presidency was dominated by America’s greatest war, which made his role as commander in chief central to his administration. Though a number of historians have studied Lincoln's relationship with his generals, no one has previously examined his relationship with the Navy and in particular with the men who led it—the admirals.
Because of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission of serving as an educational resource and cultural venue while it seeks to preserve, interpret and research the plantation’s diverse cultures and environments through its history.
FREE to the public. Please call for reservations, as seating is limited: 301-373-2280.