Museum Blogs

  • Into Storage We Go!
    It’s time for an update on the Yorktown gun! In the last blog post, the Yorktown gun was dry ice blasted and beginning desalination to get rid of those pesky chlorides. Since then the gun has been fully desalinated, dried, and given a protective coating to prevent future corrosion. Now Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Nov 13 2017By Laurie King
  • Antoine Melling watercolors
    Yesterday I had a behind the scenes tour with a few Daily Press (our local newspaper) employees and I pulled one of my favorite watercolors (alright, alright, that’s a bit of a stretch–if I was hard pressed to pick just one piece I’d have trouble, but it is certainly at Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Nov 9 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Personal touch!
    Thanks to NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the “Morgan Trust” (i.e. Marietta McNeil Morgan & Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Foundation), there is a new exhibit case in the USS Monitor Center! This one is celebrating the two gentlemen found in the turret during excavation in 2002. Their facial Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Nov 2 2017By Elsa Sangouard
  • This one is for all of you fans of oddball sports!
    While researching George Vancouver I ran across a very interesting watercolor in the collection that obviously documents a very specific event but the computer didn’t contain any information on what it might be. Whenever that happens I usually hit the Internet because 9 times out of 10 someone out there Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Oct 31 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Coming this weekend. . .
    The next lecture in our Civil War Lecture series will be this Saturday November 4th at 2:30pm. Elsa and I will be stepping away from history a bit and discussing the science behind the materials and analytical techniques used by conservators. If you should find yourself in the Hampton Roads region Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Oct 31 2017By Kate Sullivan