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Connect Through Video

Dive into the exciting moments, projects, objects and more happening at The Mariners’! Whether you watch one, or watch them all, you’ll get a glimpse into the amazing stories our Collections hold, and we hope you’re left feeling connected to our team and our shared maritime heritage. 

In the Name of the Oyster

The Mariners’ film, In the Name of the Oyster, is an
official selection of the Fredericksburg Film Festival in the Documentary Short category. The film is based on paintings by Clifford Warren Ashley and features the female-owned Matheson Oyster Company and the all-female oyster team at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Uniting the paintings’ subjects with real-world oyster harvesting and restoration practices, the film shines a light on environmental sustainability in a historic industry with considerable regional impact.

Conservation Highlights 

From the mightiest of marvels to the most minute of mementos, our Conservation team is always doing something fun and unique to care for the stories held within our Collections. Watch some cool footage ranging from recovering USS Monitor‘s iconic turret, to lifting a 20-ton midget sub!

Beyond the Frame 

Go into the galleries and behind the scenes to explore our vast art collection like never before. This series connects us to more than just the work itself. It connects us to the featured artist, the people, the place, and more.

Collections Highlights

Learn more about the rare, the ridiculously cool, and the incredibly inspiring objects in our Collections. As stewards of these precious items, we love sharing their unique stories with you, and our community of mariners around the globe. 

Virtual Programs

From monsters and mermaids to female pirates on the high seas, to epic maritime battles, our Mariners’ team and experienced volunteers bring great energy and importance to diverse engaging topics.

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