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The National Parks Conservation Association held a reception at The Chamberlin, Fort Monroe, on April 21, 2012.

This video includes Pam Goddard’s remarks.


The White House, Department of the Interior, and National Park Service held a “State of the Union Town Hall discussion on Boosting Tourism and Travel to Virginia and its Parks,” with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and NPS Director Jon Jarvis on February 1, 2012 at Willis United Methodist Church, next to the Richmond Civil War Battlefield and Glendale National Cemetery. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell spoke. Both Secretary Salazar and Director Jarvis spoke and responded to comments and questions of citizen participants. Links below to video excerpts:

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar


Fort Monroe National Monument Superintendent Kirsten Talken-Spaulding, Hampton History Museum

Fort Monroe National Monument (FMNM) Superintendent Kirsten Talken-Spaulding talks about how we got a national monument, emphasizing the involvement of citizens in the process. On January 9, 2012 the superintendent of recently created FMNM spoke to a full house at the Hampton History Museum. She had praise for the work of Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park (CFMNP). The continued effort of CFMNP and the unity among the people and government officials worked to speed up the process that normally would have taken years.


Fort Monroe Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 4, 2012




Videos from November 4, 2012 Celebration of Fort Monroe National Monument

Fort Monroe National Monument Superintendent Kristen Talken-Spaulding speaking. Another video of Superintendent Talken-Spaulding.



President Obama Designates Fort Monroe a National Monument, Nov. 1, 2011

Fort Monroe Deactivation Ceremony, September 15, 2011

Public Comments made by Preservation Virginia at the Fort Monroe Public Meeting on 19 July 2011.

Preservation Virginia’s Executive Director Elizabeth Kostelny

WHRO’s “Kingdom by the Sea,” produced in 2007 by Amy Broad


Video on Youtube

Obama signing the proclamation making Fort Monroe a National Monument

White House signing

Fort Monroe YouTube posting by visitors to the site

Vistor’s View of Edgar Allen Poe exhibit in Casemate Museum, located on Fort Monroe

Vistor’s View of Fort Monroe, Lincoln House and the Moat

Vistor’s View of Fort Monroe, Casemate Museum

WHRO Here and Then Series by John Quarstein

Here & Then CSS Atlanta

The CSS Atlanta is one of the most powerful of the Confederates Ironclads. She runs aground on a shoal and is helpless as…

Here & Then Old Quarters # 1

Lincoln slept here! Benjamin Franklin Butler declares that escaped slaves are declared contraband of war. This decision…

Here & Then Fort Monroe

Looking out upon the Chesapeake Bay, Fort Monroe is re-designed as the largest moat encircled stone fortification in…

Here & Then Chamberlin

The Chamberlain Hotel is the last of the grand hotels that stood here at Old Point Comfort. It burned in 1921 and was…

Here & Then CSS Shenandoah

You lying Yankee scoundrels! The cry from the captain of the CSS Shenandoah as he learned the Civil War was over. The CSS…

Here & Then The Williamsburg Powder Magazine

In the early dawn of 1775 where the first sparks of the American Revolution struck. Lord Dunmore was already on alert…

Here & Then Tuskegee Airman

Located in the Virginia War Museums African American exhibit. Davis was the first black man to graduate from West Point…

Here & Then Fort Monroe

Lincoln visits Fort Monroe and is disappointed the CSS Virginia is still dogging his fleet. When she is sunk Lincoln…

Here & Then Jamestown

The Virginia Company instructs Christopher Newport to find a safe harbor where they may erect a fort while keeping an eye…