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Posted on: February 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fighting for Passengers: Streetcar Rivalries at the Turn of the 20th Century - Monday, March 7, 7 pm

Square 1890 streetcar

Feb. 22, 2022 — Join Greg Siegel, chair of Hampton’s Streetcar 390 Project for his talk, “Fighting for Passengers; The Rivalry Between Two Streetcar Companies at the Turn of the 20th Century on the Lower Peninsula.” This will be an in-person event. It will be recorded for later online viewing.
He will explore the history of streetcar service on the lower Peninsula between 1900 to 1914. During this period a bitter rivalry erupted between the two streetcar companies vying for riders from Old Point Comfort, Hampton and on to downtown Newport News.
In closing his program, Greg will update on the latest developments and discoveries of the Streetcar 390 restoration, as well as fundraising progress and plans for the pavilion that will house the restored streetcar.
His recently published book "The One That Survived: The Story of Streetcar 390 and the Era of Streetcar Service on the Lower Peninsula,” is available in the museum gift shop for $20.00. Museum members receive a 10% discount. Not yet a member? Join today and save! 
Admission is free to museum members, $5 for non-members.

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