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The Mariners’ Museum

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100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222 https://www.marinersmuseum.org

January 2019

Civil War Round Table: Naval Ordnance

January 18 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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Maritime Mondays

January 21 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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Lecture: Tapping History

January 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Uncover the history of our region’s naval stores and ghost forests. Discover how conservationists are bringing back the majestic longleaf as part of Virginia's heritage and our resilient future.

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Introduction to Scrimshaw Workshop

January 26 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Learn about scrimshaw - the art of carving on bone or ivory - and create your own piece of art to take home!

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Maritime Mondays

January 28 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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February 2019

Civil War Round Table: The Battle of Bentonville

February 1 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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USS Monitor’s Builders

February 2 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Come learn about some of the people who helped build and outfit the USS Monitor, and how conservation is helping us rediscover their stories.

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Nathan Richardson portrays Frederick Douglass

February 2 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Nathan M. Richardson captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the great writer, orator, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

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Maritime Mondays

February 4 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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Lecture: Adriane Lentz-Smith

February 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Adriane Lentz-Smith, associate professor of History at Duke University, will focus on the experience of African American civilians and soldiers in the war years, and how World War I shaped the black freedom struggle.

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Civil War Round Table: Bad Union Generals

February 8 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Waters of Despair and Hope: African Americans and the Chesapeake Bay

February 9 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Discover the major influences and impact that Africans and African Americans have had on the Chesapeake Bay since the early 1600s through today.

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Civil War Lecture: Capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson

February 9 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center

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Friendly Hours

February 10 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

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Blood Drive at The Mariners’ Museum and Park

February 11 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

The Museum is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive.

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Maritime Mondays

February 11 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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Civil War Round Table: Great Battle of Roanoke Island

February 15 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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Rain Barrel Workshops

February 16 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 1, 2019 at 10:00am

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

In a partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the City of Newport News, The Mariners' Museum and Park are offering rain barrel workshops!

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Egypt in Africa…….?

February 16 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

The nation of Egypt, while located in North Africa, has a history that is among the oldest in the world and is distinct from the rest of the continent. In today's world, the notion of where and how Egypt fits with the rest of Africa is more complex than simple geography.

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Maritime Mondays

February 18 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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Members Preview: Seizing the Moment

February 22 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Mariners' Museum Members are invited to take a sneak peek at never before seen images from The Horace Havemeyer III Collection in the Museum's newest exhibition.

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Hands-On History

February 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Enjoy our Hands on History program and feel the weight of a cannonball, try on a sailors palm, or closely examine the fine lines of a piece of scrimshaw. These are just a few of the objects you’ll experience!

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Capt. Henry Marx Memorial Safety at Sea Seminar

February 24 @ 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

The seminar provides both novice and experienced mariners alike with the information and skills required to sail the Chesapeake Bay or offshore, handle heavy weather, conduct rescue procedures and much more.

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Maritime Mondays

February 25 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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March 2019

If These Artifacts Could Talk

March 2 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Our collection of almost 30,000 objects is full of weird, wild, and wonderful stories. This talk will examine some of the things we've learned, what we still don't know, and what we find most fascinating.

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Civil War Round Table: The Sinking of USS Cumberland

March 8 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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Civil War Lecture: The Battle of the Ironclads

March 9 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center

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History Bites

March 9 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

A food-tasting event of HISTORIC proportions! Hampton Roads' top restaurants, caterers, and culinary schools will prepare their best interpretations of 19th-century dishes.

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Friendly Hours

March 10 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

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April 2019

Lecture: Earl Swift

April 4 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Acclaimed journalist Earl Swift offers us a bittersweet and eye-opening look at a world that has, quite nearly, gone by – and a crisis that will someday impact all Americans.

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It’s for the Birds Workshop

April 13 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Create your own unique birdhouse gourd!

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April 14 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

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Rain Barrel Workshops

April 27 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 1, 2019 at 10:00am

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

In a partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the City of Newport News, The Mariners' Museum and Park are offering rain barrel workshops!

Find out more »

Lecture: Michael Tougias

April 29 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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A Lecture Series favorite, Michael Tougias returns to tell his newest tale of high-stakes survival – this time, with a political twist.

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May 2019

The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival

May 5 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
Beer from a cask in 2013 at The Mariners' Craft Beer Festival

Great beer, good food, and live music! The seventh annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will features craft beers in the unique setting of The Mariners’ Museum’s outdoor courtyards.

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Lecture: Andrew Lawler

May 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? Writer, correspondent, and author Andrew Lawler set out to solve the mystery.

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Friendly Hours

May 12 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

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June 2019

Rain Barrel Workshops

June 1 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 1, 2019 at 10:00am

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

In a partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the City of Newport News, The Mariners' Museum and Park are offering rain barrel workshops!

Find out more »

Friendly Hours

June 9 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

Find out more »

July 2019

Friendly Hours

July 14 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

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August 2019

Friendly Hours

August 11 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

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September 2019

Friendly Hours

September 8 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

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Longleaf Pine Basket Weaving Workshop

September 14 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

In this basket weaving workshop, you’ll learn how to weave baskets from the needles of the longleaf pine, a tree once common in Virginia and long prized for its utility in shipbuilding.

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October 2019

Friendly Hours

October 13 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

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November 2019

Friendly Hours

November 10 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

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December 2019

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December 8 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2019

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

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