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  • In the Spotlight: Illuminating a Trio of African American Figures

    Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Join us as we shed light on these historical figures to learn about their contributions and unique roles in our maritime history.

  • Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: Ancient Mali

    Saturday, February 18, 2023 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Celebrate Black History Month with us at The Mariners’, and learn the history of Mali and why its influence from all aspects of life continues to resonate today in the 21st century!

    Wisteria Perry

  • 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?

  • Beyond the Frame: Purely His Own

    • Art
    • Cultural Heritage
    • USS Monitor

    Robert Turner Ewell, a Coast Guard Veteran, a Shipbuilder, and a Norfolk, VA native was one who was inspired by the story of USS Monitor. In this episode of Beyond the Frame we'll explore the ways in which USS Monitor's story met aspects of Ewell'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.

  • 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.

  • The Real McCoy

    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Photography

    Have you ever heard the phrase, “This is the real McCoy?” Did you know that this saying has historical significance?

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Manuel Gaspar

    This stunning portrait of a blue-collar, immigrant fisherman takes us on a voyage of “why’s” and “why not’s” that brings us back to the heart of our mission here at The Mariners’.

  • Beyond the Frame: Manuel Gaspar

    • Art
    • Beyond the Frame
    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    This stunning portrait of a blue-collar, immigrant fisherman takes us on a voyage of “why’s” and “why not’s” that brings us back to the heart of our mission here at The Mariners’.

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