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  • Boats, boats, and more boats!

    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    How many boats and ships does The Mariners’ Museum and Park have on display? But this question also brings about another question – what is the difference between a boat and a ship?

  • Iceland and the European Floods of 1783-1784

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Science

    A look back at the 1783 eruption of the Lakagígar fissure and Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland and its effect on several European cities in the winter of 1783-1784 and the world’s climate.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Purely His Own

    In this episode of Beyond the Frame, we'll explore the ways in which USS Monitor's story met aspects of the artist's life and led him to create a work depicting the Ironclad in a style that is purely his own.

  • Digital Horizons: Photographing the Peter Ifland Collection

    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Photography
    • Technology

    This past year we undertook a project to photograph all 275 instruments in the Peter Ifland Collection. Here’s how it went!

  • Are Oysters Really That Good?

    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    I encourage anyone reading this to explore your family’s history. You never know what you might uncover and to what extent you, too, are connected to maritime history.

  • The Flying Bridge of Bratislava

    • Collections
    • Shipbuilding

    Learn about the history, design, operation, and use of “flying bridges” – ferries propelled solely by water flow!

  • USS Monitor Condenser Tank Removal

    Watch our team remove USS Monitor's condenser tank to make more room in our Batten Conservation Complex!

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Musings on a Wave

    In Frank Vining Smith's ca 1900-40 oil painting, The Wild Gulf Stream,  we explore the artist's muse and his inspirations through his depiction of a singular large wave that fills his grand canvas. His life led him to the waters' edge time and time again, and in this blog we explore what it is about a wave that calls us, too.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Musings of a Wave

    • Art
    • Beyond the Frame
    • Collections
    • Recreation

    In Frank Vining Smith's ca 1900-40 oil painting, The Wild Gulf Stream,  we explore the artist's muse and his inspirations through his depiction of a singular large wave that fills his grand canvas. His life led him to the waters' edge time and time again, and in this blog we explore what it is about a wave that calls us, too.

  • Sisters in Arms

    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Hampton Roads History
    • Military
    • Photography
    • Women's History

    November is Native American Heritage Month! Today we’d like to celebrate that by honoring two Navajo sisters who served at the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation (HRPE) during WWII.

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