From Tuesday, January 18 through Friday, January 21, the Museum will be closed for routine maintenance and staff training. The Park and Noland Trail will be OPEN.
Join us for a virtual Black History Month program as we revisit the Museum’s origins and reveal some discoveries from the Hidden Histories project when it launched one year ago.
Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents on the last major naval engagement of the Civil War.
Using African fabrics, found objects, embellishments and photographs from the Museum Collections, come learn how to create collages with personal meaning in celebration of Black History Month.
Join us online with Ed Moore, Museum docent, as he shares the heroic story of an African-American sailor who stepped up and defended his country when Pearl Harbor was attacked.
Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents on James Pook, who designed a fleet of city-class ironclads that ensured the Union’s stronghold along the Mississippi River.
Join us in the galleries on the second Sunday of every month for a unique and inclusive time where guests can experience the Museum within a quieter, less crowded environment.
Encounter the remarkable story between Abraham Lincoln and the Black community during the crucible of the Civil War with Jonathan White, associate professor of American Studies at CNU.
Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents the incredible story of Robert Smalls, an escaped slave who became a Civil War hero.
Celebrate Black History Month with us, and come learn about the indigenous people of the Nile Valley in Africa from Erika Cosme, the Museum’s content and interpretation developer.
Museum History Educator Lydia Davis Hester will share the story of Harriet Buss who taught formerly enslaved African Americans in Norfolk and other Southern cities after the Civil War.
The course is taught by experienced lifelong sailors and is designed for crew members of offshore races, long-distance cruisers, and any sailor wanting to improve his/her sailing skills.
Join us in person at the Museum or online for a fascinating program of African cultures that continue to be told in today’s pop culture through movies and television.
During this time of the year, we are grateful for the opportunity to recognize YOUR incredible support and investment that makes everything we do possible! We can’t wait for you to watch our Video Series, knowing the immense impact YOU have on our work!
This inspiring series takes you behind the scenes to explore our vast art collection like we've never done before. Experience the raw beauty of the brushstrokes, the intimate portrayal of people, daring rescues at sea, the power of our world's waters, and so much more. New episodes are shared on our social media channels the first Friday of each month!
Situated on 550 acres of rolling woodlands, The Mariners' Park offers visitors a quiet and serene nature retreat. Whether taking a stroll or hike on our award-winning five-mile Noland Trail that surrounds the Mariners' Lake or enjoying a picnic at the famous Lions Bridge, every visit to this beautiful urban oasis will bring a new experience every time!