Museum Blogs

  • More Than Words: Explaining the mission of The Mariners’ Museum and Park
    You learned the mission statement. Maybe you even memorized the words, but if someone asked you “why?”, “how?” could you explain the point? School songs, organizations’ codes, institutional missions – all too often these important and carefully crafted statements are recited without much attention to what the deeper meaning is. Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 17 2017By Hannah Fleming
  • Meet (a few) Monitor Crew
    This post is taking a break from the ever-excellent conservation efforts to talk about another important facet of the Monitor Center’s job. Don’t get me wrong; we love the artifacts. Not only are they super cool, but they also connect us to the people who served on board the ship. When Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 15 2017By Hannah Fleming
  • AC72 is here!!
    On January 30th the AC72 finally arrived!  It was met with great excitement by our staff and might now be the most photographed object in the collection since we all had our camera phones out.  The delivery came by way of three trucks, two we unloaded that morning and one Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 15 2017By Rachel Conley
  • A tisket a tasket – I just finished a gasket!
    This week I thought it might be fun to look at one of our more unusual types of artifacts that I’ve been treating. We have tons (literally) of iron and copper artifacts in the lab, but for every two pipe flanges bolted together, there is also one gasket keeping things Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 10 2017By Lesley Haines
  • Removal Day
    Although I already shared a picture of the Great Hall empty, it took quite a bit of effort to get the last few pieces out.  We hired Hampton Roads Crane and Rigging to help us out and, as usual, they did an excellent job. Photograph by Brock SwitzerThe first of Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 3 2017By Rachel Conley