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The Mariners’ Museum

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

January 2022

Black History Month: More Hidden Histories Revealed (Virtual)

January 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Join us for a virtual Black History Month program as we revisit the Museum’s origins and reveal some discoveries from the Hidden Histories project when it launched one year ago.

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Civil War Lecture:
Battle of Trent’s Reach

January 28 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents on the last major naval engagement of the Civil War.

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February 2022

Black History Month: African Maritime Collage

February 5 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Using African fabrics, found objects, embellishments and photographs from the Museum Collections, come learn how to create collages with personal meaning in celebration of Black History Month.

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Black History Month: Doris “Dorie” Miller (Virtual)

February 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Join us online with Ed Moore, Museum docent, as he shares the heroic story of an African-American sailor who stepped up and defended his country when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

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Civil War Lecture: Pook’s Turtles: CITY-Class Ironclads

February 11 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents on James Pook, who designed a fleet of city-class ironclads that ensured the Union’s stronghold along the Mississippi River.

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Friendly Hours

February 13 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Join us in the galleries on the second Sunday of every month for a unique and inclusive time where guests can experience the Museum within a quieter, less crowded environment.

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Evening Lecture:
Lincoln, the Black Man’s President

February 17 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Encounter the remarkable story between Abraham Lincoln and the Black community during the crucible of the Civil War with Jonathan White, associate professor of American Studies at CNU.

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Civil War Lecture:
The Honorable Robert Smalls

February 18 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents the incredible story of Robert Smalls, an escaped slave who became a Civil War hero.

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Black History Month:
The Nilotic People
(Virtual)

February 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Celebrate Black History Month with us, and come learn about the indigenous people of the Nile Valley in Africa from Erika Cosme, the Museum’s content and interpretation developer.

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Hampton Roads
History Lecture:
Harriet Buss

February 25 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Museum History Educator Lydia Davis Hester will share the story of Harriet Buss who taught formerly enslaved African Americans in Norfolk and other Southern cities after the Civil War.

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US Sailing International Offshore Safety at Sea Course

February 26 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

The course is taught by experienced lifelong sailors and is designed for crew members of offshore races, long-distance cruisers, and any sailor wanting to improve his/her sailing skills.

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Black History Month: From the Motherland

February 26 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Join us in person at the Museum or online for a fascinating program of African cultures that continue to be told in today’s pop culture through movies and television.

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