Museum Blogs

  • Continuing work with the Ship Models
    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 Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jul 19 2017By Rachel Conley
  • What have you been up to back there?
    We have a fantastic corps of volunteers here at the museum. Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know some of them, particularly the Navigators, who greet visitors, offer tours, and make sure guests find their way to all of the exhibits. Whenever I see them, they Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jul 17 2017By Kate Sullivan
  • Ship Models on Display
    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 Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jul 11 2017By Rachel Conley
  • New Instruments for the Collection
    We added two really interesting navigating instruments to our collection this month.  Both were designed to help navigators plot a tropical storm’s circulation so the ship could navigate around the zones where the worst weather was occurring—essentially “navigating by storm.” The first, extremely rare instrument is called a Paracyclone. It Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jul 10 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Behind the Scenes Tour
    Very rarely am I asked to give behind-the-scenes tours as Jeanne and Cindi usually do them, but this past Friday I got to take a small group of Ukrainian journalists on one.  They were here as part of a media partnership program with The Daily Press.  You can Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jul 7 2017By Rachel Conley