Gallery Crawl

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The Mariners' Gallery Crawl

September 16, 2017

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Discover “The Secret Life of Objects” at
the Third Annual Gallery Crawl as you sip, savor, and explore
The Mariners’ Museum.

Marvel at the unexpected discoveries made by our collections experts—from the mysterious lock of hair found behind the miniature portrait of Matthew Fontaine Maury, father of modern oceanography, to the revelation of a second painting hidden behind the original of the U.S. survey steamer, Walker, by William A. K. Martin.

Experience these rare artifacts up-close and hear the scandalous secrets that will have you gasping with delight. Enjoy delicious bites and spirited beverages as your Gallery Crawl passport transports you throughout each fascinating corner of The Mariners’ Museum and into another time.

Bring your clients, business associates, co-workers, family, and friends to this once-in-a-lifetime and unforgettable experience!

Save the date, and don’t miss your chance to learn the secrets of The Mariners’ Museum! Sponsorship and tickets are available now. Your passport will transport you through a variety of appetizing foods, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets are $65 ($55 for Museum Members).

Buy Tickets Here

All proceeds from this year’s fundraising event will support the work of The Mariners’ Museum and Park and help us provide engaging experiences to all our visitors—and enable us to provide free admission to school children in grades K-12 during field trips to the Museum.

For information about tickets and sponsorship, please call (757) 591-7705.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


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Bluewater Yacht Sales

Fairlead Integrated and its Affiliated Companies

Elizabeth Harden and Richard Hoefer

Sandy Parks and Family

Bill and Tudie Saunders

Kay and Conway Sheild

Greta and Keith Vander Vennet

W.M. Jordan Company

Main Deck

Col. (Ret.) Michael Archuleta and Kelly Smith

Colonna’s Shipyard

Crofton Industries

Norman G. Cubberly

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP


Leonard L. Fleisig

Judy and Gordon Gentry
In Memory of Jerry Copes

Gerald and Elizabeth Hanley

McDonough Marine Service

Tommy and Cindy Meehan

Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C.

Ann D. Reed

Ms. Sandra Brock Armstrong and Mr. Thomas Richmond

Dr. and Mrs. Kearfott M. Stone

McKim Williams, Jr.

Anne Leddy and Alexander Wilson

Thank you to our catering sponsors!

The Arts Institutes logo
Saffron Mediterranean Cuisine
Coastal Virginia Magazine logo
Stratford University logo
Tucanos Brazilian Grill logo
Yummy Goodness Catering Company logo

Thank you to our media partners!

Coastal Virginia Magazine logo
WHRO Public Media logo

2016 Photos

2017 Gallery Crawl Committee


Elizabeth Harden
Gallery Crawl Co-Chair


Richard Hoefer
Gallery Crawl Co-Chair


Kenny Crofton
Gallery Crawl Co-Chair

Col (Ret.) Mike “Arch” Archuleta


Camille Cherry


Leonard Fleisig


Gerald Hanley


Jesse Hutcheson

Richard Johnson


John Lawson


Sandra Parks


Conway Sheild


Keith Vander Vennet