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October 7

Speakers’ Bureau: The Death and Resurrection of the Mary Rose

Journey online with Dan Wood, docent at The Mariners’ Museum, as he presents on Mary Rose – one of the largest ships in the English navy, and a favorite warship of King Henry VIII.

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October 9

Civil War Lecture: Raphael Semmes

Join historian John V. Quarstein for a 30-minute virtual presentation on the origins of CSS Sumter and its role under the leadership of Commander Raphael Semmes.

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October 12

Virtual Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and caregivers! Join us every Monday afternoon, for an engaging story with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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October 14

Speakers Bureau: The Voyages of Columbus

Learn online about the many voyages of explorer Christopher Columbus with Ron Lewis, docent at The Mariners’ Museum. Lewis will serve as a guest speaker examining what Columbus actually discovered.

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October 16

Hampton Roads History: Hampton Roads Invaded

Join historian John V. Quarstein as he gives a 30-minute virtual presentation about a series of conflicts between England and Holland that impacted Virginia in the early 17th century.

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October 21

Speakers Bureau:
The Other Ironclads

Explore online with Dan Wood, docent at The Mariners’ Museum, as he presents about the fascinating, yet strange stories about the many ironclads built in the mid-19th century.

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October 22

Red Cross Blood Drive

Join The Mariner’s Museum and Park as it partners with the American Red Cross once again, serving as a host site for a much-needed blood drive. Save a life, give blood.

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October 22

Evening Lecture: Labyrinth of Ice

Tune in for a captivating evening with author and journalist Buddy Levy as he tells of the incredible true story of one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration.

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October 28

Speakers Bureau: The Miniature Ships of August F. and Winnifred Crabtree

Follow online with Ron Lewis, docent at The Mariners’ Museum, as he presents on a popular exhibit that is considered the jewel of the Museum’s Collection.

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November 12

Evening Lecture:
Beyond the Known

Hear from SpaceX mission manager and author Andrew Rader on the history of human exploration and our unending desire to push beyond the boundaries.

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November 19

Evening Lecture:
Tucker Thompson

Join award-winning TV commentator, producer, and America’s Cup host Tucker Thompson for a sneak peek into the next America’s Cup, sailing’s highest prize.

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The Mariners' Park and Noland Trail
A one-of-a-kind urban oasis

FREE and open to the public

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!

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Museum Fun at Home
Scavenger Hunts & Coloring Pages

Make learning and play a part of your every day!

Turn a much-needed break into a fun, family activity. Take a walk around your neighborhood or look in your backyard for outdoor adventure. Send the kids on a pirate quest to discover “buried” treasures or challenge the kids to a game of Tree ID. Give quiet time a little twist with coloring pages created by The Mariners’ Museum to add to your kid’s art portfolio.

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Stories that awaken the mariner in us all!

The Museum is filled with fascinating stories from our Collection, to our world-renowned experts, to our quirky personalities and passions. With investigation, innovation, and intrigue leading the way, our staff is determined to bring you authentic stories that will give you a deeper understanding into how we are all connected to the world’s waters. Connect with us, share a laugh or two, maybe even shed a tear, and enjoy the adventure!

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