Virtual Speakers’ Bureau: Tragedy On The Mississippi
Join us online with Brock Switzer, cultural heritage photographer at The Mariners’ Museum, when he examines what is arguably the single greatest maritime disaster in US history. This lecture is part of the Museum's ongoing celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Viewers are welcome to send Brock comments or questions, which he will answer following the presentation.
About the presentation: April of 1865 stands as one of the most important months in the history of the United States of America. From decisive battles to high profile surrenders that led to the end of the Civil War, assassination attempts to the capture of conspirators and the death of a traitor, it stands as little wonder that the sinking of a Mississippi steamer would pass with little note. That steamer was the Sultana and it stands to this day as the single greatest maritime disaster in US history. Come learn about the events that led to the demise of this steamboat, and the reasons it’s rarely mentioned in history books.