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September 18

Hampton Roads History: Airship Roma – A Forgotten Tragedy

Join author Nancy E. Sheppard, as she takes you on Roma‘s harrowing journey of aviation failure and learn about the men who served on board in this story filled with heroism, intrigue, love, and loss.

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September 24

Evening Lecture: A Furious Sky

Join best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin online for a thrilling evening as he tells the history of America through five hundred years of hurricanes.

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September 25

Civil War Lecture:
USS Roanoke

Join historian John V. Quarstein as he gives a 30-minute virtual presentation about a redesigned ship that became the first ironclad with more than two gun turrets.

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October 9

Civil War Lecture: Raphael Semmes

Join us for a virtual presentation with author and historian John V. Quarstein! Quarstein as he talks about the origins of CSS Sumter and its role during the Civil War under the leadership of Commander Raphael Semmes.

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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 freelance 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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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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