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Valor in the Atlantic Expedition
Part 1

May 15 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

Headshot image of Howard Hoege

Howard Hoege, The Mariners’ President and CEO


Host: Howard Hoege, The Mariners’ President and CEO

Join us at The Mariners’ Museum to watch a live expedition as The Global Foundation of Ocean Exploration (GFOE) launches its “Valor in the Atlantic Expedition” project to bring the wonders of historic wrecks to life. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of USS Monitor’s turret recovery from the Atlantic Ocean, and GFOE will be using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) called Yogi and satellite capability to explore shipwrecks within and surrounding Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (MNMS).

Will Hoffman, Museum director of conservation and chief conservator, will join via phone to provide insight on the turret’s recovery and share updates on its continuing conservation and preservation. Museum President and CEO Howard Hoege will speak with Tane Casserley, NOAA resource protection and permit coordinator, who will be on site for this momentous event.

Guests are welcome to ask questions as the dive happens in real time with The Mariners’ Museum relaying them to NOAA and its partners.

In addition, the Museum will have a fun, hands-on STEM activity for mariners of all ages to learn about archaeological conservation techniques.

“Valor in the Atlantic” will investigate historic shipwrecks from the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. For more information about this incredible project, check out this video:

Join us for “Valor in the Atlantic” Part 2!
Monday, May 16 • 1 pm
Presenter: John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

Attending in person?
This program is free with $1 admission and free for Mariners’ Museum Members. Should you find you are unable to attend, please call us at (757) 596-2222 to cancel your reservation so that another mariner may attend.
Watching remotely?
This program is free to watch online, and you may register below.

Valor in the Atlantic Expedition
Sunday, May 15, 2022 • 1:00 PM (ET)

Advance registration is required to attend in person. Links are below to view online.

In person (Main Lobby)  
Free for Museum Members • $1 for guests

Free to watch online

Links to the broadcast will be on the following websites:

The project is a partnership between GFOE, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, and NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries with support from MNMS, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), and the state of North Carolina’s Office of State Archaeology (OSA).



Image header credit: NOAA

Pre-registration is required.
For additional assistance, questions or support, please contact us at: [email protected].




May 15
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT


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