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Historical Interpreters: A “Sea”food Perspective

July 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

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One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Select Saturdays and Sundays during the summer

Take a journey back in time at The Mariners’ Museum and Park this summer as you meet sailors, cooks, signalman’s mates, and others in the galleries! Hear intriguing tales of maritime adventures from 17th through 20th Century costumed historical interpreters who will be roaming the galleries on select dates from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Explore life on USS Monitor or CSS Virginia, join in singing songs of the American Civil War and sea shanties, and examine the world of an 18th century ship’s surgeon, just to name a few.

Come learn what life was like on the high seas when you
meet costumed interpreters from the past at the Museum this summer!

Seafaring Melodies
Enjoy learning about early navigation aboard a ship with costumed interpreter David Gardner, and listen to sea shanties and historic tunes played on a fiddle.

  • Saturday, July 20
  • Sunday, July 21
  • Saturday, August 10
  • Saturday, August 17
  • Sunday, August 25

Medicine and Maladies
Medicine has come a long way over the centuries! Costumed historical interpreter Chris Grimes will share his vast knowledge of medicine during the Age of Exploration. Guests will certainly leave with an appreciation for modern medicine.

  • Saturday, July 13
  • Monday, September 2

A “Sea”food Perspective
Eric Jeanneret, who portrays the USS Monitor cook and a colonial ship’s cook, brings a table full of kitchen and food items—including sea biscuits that while baked five years ago, would have been considered a “fresh” breakfast in the terms of the military.

  • Sunday, July 14
  • Saturday, July 27
  • Saturday, August 3
  • Sunday, August 11
  • Sunday, August 18
  • Saturday, August 24

The Theory of Sea Power
Join Mike Johnson in Defending the Seas where he will be discussing the War of 1812, World War I or even World War II.

  • Sunday, July 28
  • Sunday, August 4
  • Saturday, August 31
  • Sunday, September 1


July 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222