Continuing work with the Ship Models

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Work continues on the exhibition for the 50th anniversary of the Hampton Roads Ship Model Society, with models having arrived every day for the past two weeks.  We have almost reached the finish line though with only a couple more models set to come in.  Although anyone can walk through and see the work we’re doing, the exhibition officially opens August 5th and will remain open until February 11th, 2018.  The models are so lovely and it’s amazing the amount of work and skill that goes into making them.  The model makers clearly have a tremendous amount of patience.

There are a lot of models that people will recognize in this show, including America, CSS Virginia, USS Monitor, and SS United States.  We get a lot of questions about our model of SS United States, which is currently in storage, so it will be great to have one on display again.  There are two models of America (where the America’s Cup race gets its name), which make an excellent contrast to the AC72 displayed in the gallery next door.  It shows you just how far technology has taken us.   Read more

Ship Models on Display

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Models by Lee Martin

This week we’ve started installing our newest exhibition, a display of about 50 models from the Hampton Roads Ship Model Society.  It will open August 5th and we will be spending the next couple of weeks receiving the models and putting them into their appropriate cases.  This was the previously the location of the A to Z exhibition, which featured a wide variety of interesting artifacts in our collection.  It’s always exciting when a gallery is changed out!

More to come as more models come in!   Read more