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  • The Votes are In!

    • Community Engagement
    • Environmental Conservation

    The results are in on 3 ballot initiatives aimed to establish limits on the size and cleanliness of ships visiting the port of Key West, Florida.

  • A Maritime issue on the ballot!

    • Community Engagement
    • Environmental Conservation

    The future of cruise ships in the world of Covid-19 may be on the minds of many citizens of port cities that welcome them.

  • Captain Ahab, Ishmael, and Starbuck, Oh, My! 

    • Collections
    • Community Engagement

    Remembering a Moby Dick read-a-thon and whaling display with a school group, a program that brought literature and history to life. Visitors got to listen to the book’s narrative while seeing authentic pieces from our Collection.

  • I Must Be Outta My Gourd

    • Community Engagement
    • Mariners' Park

    For centuries, cultures around the world have turned this gift from nature into water dippers, bowls, masks, baskets, jewelry, and musical instruments. The Museum offered workshops using gourds as a canvas for creative projects.

  • External Researchers Benefit Museum

    • Collections
    • Community Engagement
    • Exploration

    Having outside experts use our collection to research their own projects is a great thing because even though it’s sometimes inconvenient and frequently time consuming it ALWAYS yields some new information about an object or image in our collection. This was especially the case in November when two researchers, Kevin Foster and Emir Yener, showed up to research Civil War era blockade runners and nineteenth century warships.

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