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The Mariners’ Museum

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100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222

Upcoming Events

October 2016

Members-Only Preview for Polynesian Voyagers

October 1 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hōkūleʻa sailing canoe photo

Members, please join us on Polynesian Voyagers' opening day for an exclusive members-only first look.

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Polynesian Voyagers Expert Panel Discussion

October 1 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hōkūleʻa sailing canoe photo

Free with Museum admission Advance registration is encouraged. America has always been a melting pot of different cultures —each of…

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America’s Cup Reception with Tucker Thompson

October 6 @ 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
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Join us for an exclusive reception to view the America’s Cup Trophy and meet Tucker Thompson, Official Host of the…

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America’s Cup Presentation by Tucker Thompson

October 6 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Please join us for a special evening at The Mariners' Museum, featuring Tucker Thompson and the America’s Cup.

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Lecture: Rand Milam

October 8 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Fall Lecture Series: The Mariners’ Museum Park: The Early Years, 1929 – 1936 Presented by Rand Milam Cost: Free with General…

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Civil War Lecture: Composite Artifacts

October 8 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The gun carriage of the USS <em>Monitor</em>

This presentation will discuss research being conducted in the USS Monitor Conservation laboratory on the treatment of composite artifacts.

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The Mariners’ Pirate Run

October 15
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10K on the Noland Trail, 5K in the Park & Kids Fun Run October 15, 2016

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The Trees on the Trail Workshop

October 22 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Bring the family for a free adventure on the Noland Trail! This special family workshop, led by Tree Steward and…

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Member Appreciation Day

October 22 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Join us for Member Appreciation Saturday! On this quarterly day of discovery, the Museum will be offering docent-led tours at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

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Pirate Halloween Party

October 22 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Play games and activities such as ring the hook, walk-the-plank, and more Trick-or-treat with candy and toy prizes at each…

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November 2016

Lecture: William Fox

November 3 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Fall Lecture Series: The James River Presented by William Fox Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for Members.…

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Lecture: Michael Tougias

November 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Fall Lecture Series: The Finest Hours Presented by Michael Tougias Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for Members.…

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Indigo Workshop: The Color that Changed the World

November 12 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Indigo, prized for centuries due to its beautiful purple-blue color and its rarity, was often referred to as “blue gold.”…

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Civil War Lecture: 3-D Monitor

November 12 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
USS <em>Monitor</em> 3-D scan, courtesy of NOAA

Civil War Lecture Series: 3-D Monitor --The use of 3-D technology to map a shipwreck Presented by Joe Hoyt, NOAA's…

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The History of Grog

November 19 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Join us as we delve into the story of grog in the U.S. Navy. Enjoy grog tastings.

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December 2016

Breakfast with Santa

December 3
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Weekly on the same day until December 10, 2016
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Cost: $12 ($10 for Members)Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos, listen to A Pirate's Night…

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Community Day for Hampton Roads Residents

December 3 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Take the family on a voyage of exploration to The Mariners' Museum. Admission is only $5 per person for residents…

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Lecture: Dr. Craig Symonds

December 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Fall Lecture Series: Infamy– The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor Presented by Dr. Craig Symonds Cost: $5 for Adult and…

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Breakfast with Santa

December 10
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Cost: $12 ($10 for Members)Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos, listen to A Pirate's Night…

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Civil War Lecture: Fort Fisher

December 10 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Painting of the Civil War battle in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Civil War Lecture: Gibraltar of the Confederacy - Fort FisherPresented by John V. QuarsteinWilmington, North Carolina on the Cape Fear…

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Christmas on the Monitor

December 10 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Christmas on the Monitor: A Holiday Dinner at The Mariners' Museum Enjoy the Festivities with Reenactors, Live Music, Historically-based Menu,…

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Holiday Scrimshaw Workshop

December 17 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Scrimshaw, the art of engraving on bone or ivory, is one of the great American maritime art forms. After it…

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