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October 28

Speakers Bureau: The Miniature Ships of August F. and Winnifred Crabtree

Follow online with Ron Lewis, docent at The Mariners’ Museum, as he presents on a popular exhibit that is considered the jewel of the Museum’s Collection.

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November 2

Virtual Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and caregivers! Join us every Monday afternoon, for an engaging story with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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November 4

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with us on a guided nature tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This unique walking excursion features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, a history of the 550-acre Park, and stunning views of Mariners’ Lake.

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November 6

Civil War Lecture: Capture of Port Royal Sound

Join historian John V. Quarstein for a 30-minute virtual presentation about the second major amphibious operation of the Civil War that resulted in the capture of Port Royal Sound on November 7, 1861.

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November 9

Virtual Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and caregivers! Join us every Monday afternoon, for an engaging story with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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November 11

Speakers Bureau:
Civil War Naval Operations in VA’s Waters

Examine online with Dan Wood, docent at The Mariners’ Museum, the critical role of the US Navy during the Civil War especially the battles that took place in Virginia’s waters.

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November 12

Evening Lecture:
Beyond the Known

Hear from SpaceX mission manager and author Andrew Rader on the history of human exploration and our unending desire to push beyond the boundaries.

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November 13

Student Virtual Lecture: From Sea to Space

Take a virtual trip with Aerospace Engineer Andrew Rader (MIT PhD) and The Mariners’ Museum and Park education staff as they take students on a mission through the past, present, and future of navigation.

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November 16

Virtual Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and caregivers! Join us every Monday afternoon, for an engaging story with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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November 18

Sea and Space: Exploration of the Deep

Explore the similarities and difference between the deep sea and space, and how scientist explore them both to learn more about our planet and universe.

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November 19

Evening Lecture:
Tucker Thompson

Join award-winning TV commentator, producer, and America’s Cup host Tucker Thompson for a sneak peek into the next America’s Cup, sailing’s highest prize.

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November 23

Virtual Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and caregivers! Join us every Monday afternoon, for an engaging story with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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November 30

Virtual Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and caregivers! Join us every Monday afternoon, for an engaging story with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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The Mariners' Park and Noland Trail
A one-of-a-kind urban oasis

FREE and open to the public

Situated on 550 acres of rolling woodlands, The Mariners' Park offers visitors a quiet and serene nature retreat. Whether taking a stroll or hike on our award-winning five-mile Noland Trail that surrounds the Mariners' Lake or enjoying a picnic at the famous Lions Bridge, every visit to this beautiful urban oasis will bring a new experience every time!

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Maritime Mondays Returns!
Hop online for a reading adventure!

VIRTUALLY • Mondays at 1 p.m.

Fun for both children and caregivers, enjoy a book reading with Lauren Furey, manager of visitor engagement. Designed for children from 18 months to 8 years, Lauren takes you and your little mariners on a journey to show how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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CONNECT ONLINE WITH US
Museum Collections goes virtual

Lectures and programs are FREE

From family-friendly programs to Civil War and Hampton Roads histories and an array of popular maritime topics, explore all the ways we are connected through the world’s water. While our Museum galleries are temporarily closed, The Mariners’ team is here to take captivating stories from our Collection online to share with you and your family!

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