Speaker Series – Seized Land: A Community Uprooted and Reborn

How the Navy Acquired the Land to Build the Dahlgren Base

There’s a lot more than science and technology to the story of the Navy’s creation of the Dahlgren base over a century ago. It’s also the tale of the farmers, the fishermen and the communities that were impacted by the Navy’s acquisition of the land. Join Claudette Jordon and Tom Gouldthorpe, as they discuss the impact on their families in the early 1900s, when the base was created, and again in the 1940s, when the base was expanded. Farms were sold; a community was literally uprooted. It’s a story of disruption and of opportunity.

One-hour forum preceded by 4:30 p.m. reception. Free and open to the public. Program begins at 5 pm. Cost is free but donations are accepted. For more info, call the Museum at 540-663-3680.

Speaker Series – Cutting Edge of Technology – Moving Innovation

Meet Dahlgren officials who not only helped developed cutting edge technology, but helped deploy it for use by our armed services. A screening of the segment of the film “Dahlgren: A Century of Innovation” that deals with this theme, followed by a panel discussion.

Reception begins at 4:30 pm, program begins at 5 pm. Cost is free but donations are accepted. For more info, call the Museum at 540-663-3680.

Speaker Series – “Cool Kids” of Dahlgren

Young scientists, physicists, engineers and other fields are working with cutting edge technology at Dahlgren. Hear them talk about how they found their way and what inspires them. This event will include an interactive STEM event for kids and a Q&A opportunity for kids to ask about STEM careers.

Reception begins at 4:30 pm, program begins at 5 pm. Cost is free but donations are accepted. For more info, call the Museum at 540-663-3680.

 

Speaker Series – Fierce Women of Dahlgren

This panel will include former Dahlgren employees Sheila Young and Ann Tate, and current employees Shellie Clift and Meredith Bondurant. In honor of Women’s History Month, enjoy the story of four formidable women that shaped history at Dahlgren.

Reception begins at 4:30 pm, program begins at 5 pm. Cost is free but donations are accepted. For more info, call the Museum at 540-663-3680.