Museum Blogs

  • Cook’s not so romantic Valentine’s Day
    As I mentioned in my last post, Valentine’s Day wasn’t always hearts and flowers, sometimes it was a day of blood and guts.  On this day in 1779 the Hawaiians killed one of the world’s most important explorers, Captain James Cook. Le Capne. Jacques Cook Membre de la Societe Royale Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 14 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Valentine’s Day…not always hearts and flowers
    Valentine’s Day isn’t always a day of hearts and flowers. Captain James Cook was killed by the Hawaiians on Valentine’s Day.  February 14th also happens to be the anniversary of one of my favorite naval battles—the Battle of Cape St. Vincent. The battle was fought during the French Revolutionary Wars at Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 12 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Charles B. Tobey’s Watch Stand
    The Sailor Made exhibition finally opened this past weekend. We had so many wonderful objects to choose from and such a small space to fill that we sometimes had to make some really difficult choices about what to include and what to cut from the display.  In one instance, the Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 7 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Welcome to BLINK
    Welcome to BLINK, a new blog, in which we will share news relating to The Mariners’ Museum’s Photographic Collection. BLINK will also be the landing place where we archive photographs submitted by the community that are related to Museum-sponsored workshops. The inspiration for this blog grew out of public programming Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jan 26 2018By Sarah Scruggs
  • “Hooked” by history Tlingit style!
    While working on researching one of the objects in the upcoming Sailor Made exhibition I stumbled across some interesting history—but its discovery also presented a bit of a dilemma for us. The piece is a Pacific Northwest Coast Tlingit halibut hook.  I don’t know if most of you have ever Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jan 20 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor