Newport News Library Exhibit

Release date: April 14, 2009

Leandra DeFeo (first year MAHP student) organized an exhibit "There is No Better Place in the Country fro a City: The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of Newport News" currently being shown at the Newport News, Virginia, Public Library. It traces the development of the city from a farming community to one of the greatest seaports in the nation from the late 1870s to the turn of the 20th century. The online version of the exhibit can be seen at