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National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebración!

September 18, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

$1 admission. Free for Mariners’ Museum Members.

The museum will be offering a daylong in-gallery commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Guests visit several stations throughout the galleries that discuss a variety of topics related to Hispanic history and culture.

Meet community partners Elena Valdez, PhD, from Christopher Newport University and Old Dominion University’s Martha Daas, PhD. Valdez, who is a Spanish lecturer at CNU, will serve as a guest speaker presenting on the water spirits from Afro-Caribbean spiritual traditions. Daas, the Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish at ODU, will be stationed in the Museum’s galleries and share the intersection of food and culture in the Hispanic world.

From ancient peoples of South America to Spanish artists and art in our Collection – there will be much to learn and see!

This celebration will take place in person 10 a.m.  3 p.m. in the Museum galleries while the 1:30 p.m. slot will be available online for those who are unable to attend in person. Registration will be required for those joining the program virtually.

Click here for a full list of topics celebrating Hispanic history and culture.


September 18, 2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222