Annual Conference 2018
Rob Shenk / American Battlefield Trust

Schedule

Annual Conference: May 30–June 3, 2018

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Talks will cover the Revolutionary War, Civil War, the War of 1812 and More!

Tours will include: Civil War Williamsburg, Battle of Green Spring, Battle of Hampton Roads, the Siege and Battle of Yorktown, the Naval History of Norfolk and Portsmouth, the Peninsula Campaign, the Seven Days Battles, the Siege and Battle of Yorktown, Naval History of Hampton Roads and More.

Participating Historians: Garry Adelman, J. Michael Cobb, Robert "Bert" Dunkerly, A. Wilson Greene, Drew Gruber, Katherine Gruber, Christopher Kolakowski, Kirby "Taylor" Smith, Richard Sommers, Kristopher White. 

Early arrival & Color Bearer events

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

12:00 – 5:00 pm:  Media Room and Exhibit Hall Open

12:00 – 9:00 pm: Registration open

1:00 – 6:00 pm: Shuttles to historic Yorktown and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown available from the Newport News Marriott

5:00 - 8:00 pm: Welcome Event in Historic Yorktown

5:00 – 8:30 pm: Shuttles return to Newport News Marriott

Thursday, May 31, 2018

6:30 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast Buffet

7:30 am – 2:00 pm: Registration Open

8:00 am – 12:30 pm: Tours off site for Color Bearers

8:00 am – 7:00 pm: Exhibits open

8:30 am – Noon: History Talks

1:00 – 2:30 pm: Opening lunch

2:30 – 5:30 pm: History Talks

6:30 – 9 pm: Reception and Author Dinner for Color Bearers with A. Wilson Greene

Main Conference events

Friday, June 1, 2018

6:30 – 8:00 am: Breakfast buffet

7:00 – 9:00 am: Exhibits open. Exhibit Hall closes down after this morning.

8:00 am – 5:30 pm: Off-site touring

8:00 – 9:00 pm:  Photo Extravaganza with Garry Adelman

Saturday, June 2, 2018

6:30 – 8 am:  Breakfast buffet

7:30 am – 5:30 pm: Off-site touring

6:45 – 9:45 pm: Reception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, June 3, 2018

8:30 – 10:00 am: Breakfast, Civil War History Talk and Question and Answer Session with Trust President, Jim Lighthizer