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Liz Williams

Manager of Collections Management

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  • Artifacts with a Stinky History

    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    There’s something large and brown inside of it!! Wait, it’s a FROG!

  • Threading Stories Throughout our Collections

    • Collections
    • Exploration

    One of the best parts of my position here is that I get to see all of the new objects as they come in. A recent acquisition was especially exciting, because there are so many wonderful stories to tell within this single object!

  • The Legacy of USS Mayflower: Private and Presidential Yacht, US Navy Warship, Merchant Ship

    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Exploration

    Several years ago, I first learned of USS Mayflower, a presidential yacht. I was studying about the 1905 Portsmouth Peace Conference at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine. I was curious but didn’t have time to delve into the ship’s history.

  • Matthew Henson: An Arctic Explorer

    • Black History
    • Collections
    • Exploration

    Matthew Henson was a black explorer who sailed many expeditions, including one to the North Pole!

  • Success (and Liquor) on the Rocks

    • Art
    • Collections

    Discover the story behind a print titled “The Success wedged on a Rock, being at the same time between the fire of the Spanish Fort at Umata and a Ship in the Harbour.” Irony anyone?

  • The Tales Candy Can Tell

    • Collections

    The tins that contained the early toffees were very unique, showing stylized alphabets, fairy tales, royal families, astronauts, and numerous other fanciful scenes. The tin in our collection features two ships at sea. 

  • William Henry Bartlett and his Steamship Adventures

    • Art
    • Collections

    William Henry Bartlett was a prolific artist who traveled the world to produce images for illustrated travel books from the late 1830s through the early 1850s. Learn more about the printed engravings of his artwork in the collection.

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