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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

August 2021

Virtual Maritime Mondays

August 16, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hop online with your little Mariners this month for stories about the beacons of light that continually inspire and captivate us all for centuries.

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Hampton Roads History: Nat Turner’s Rebellion

August 20, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hear from John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center, when he presents on one of the largest slave uprisings in American history.

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Virtual Maritime Mondays

August 23, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hop online with your little Mariners this month for stories about the beacons of light that continually inspire and captivate us all for centuries.

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Evening Lecture:
The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP)

August 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Come spend a delightful evening online with COGAP artist Karen Loew, who will present an engaging story of the many vital missions of the USCG as captured in fine art for the Coast Guard collection.

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Civil War Lecture: Capture of Hatteras Inlet, NC

August 27, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hear from author and historian John V. Quarstein when he presents on the first combined operation of the Union Army and Navy that resulted in the Union's domination of the strategically important North Carolina Sounds.

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Virtual Maritime Mondays

August 30, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hop online with your little Mariners this month for stories about the beacons of light that continually inspire and captivate us all for centuries.

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September 2021

Virtual Maritime Mondays

September 6, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hop online for a reading adventure every Monday with Lauren T. Furey, manager of visitor engagement, and discover an interesting artifact from our Museum’s Collections!

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Civil War Lecture: Coastal Ironclads other than Monitors

September 10, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents on ironclads built during and after the Civil War that were successful on a different level.

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Virtual Maritime Mondays

September 13, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hop online for a reading adventure every Monday with Lauren T. Furey, manager of visitor engagement, and discover an interesting artifact from our Museum’s Collections!

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Civil War Discussion: Battle of Antietam
(SOLD OUT)

September 17, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Visit us this Friday afternoon for a lively and informative Civil War discussion. Come hear John speak about the bloodiest day in American Civil War history!

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National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebración!

September 18, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Spend the day with us celebrating the substantial contributions, rich traditions, and lush histories of the Hispanic communities!

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VIRTUAL
National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebración! 

September 18, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Can't make it in person? Join us virtually as Erika Cosme, the Museum's content and interpretation developer, explores the history and geography of Latin America and Caribbean.

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Virtual Maritime Mondays

September 20, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hop online for a reading adventure every Monday with Lauren T. Furey, manager of visitor engagement, and discover an interesting artifact from our Museum’s Collections!

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Virtual
Civil War Lecture:
Battle of New Market Heights

September 24, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he gives a presentation about a critical battle where a division of US Colored Troops displayed great heroism with 12 soldiers being awarded the Medal Of Honor.

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Virtual
Evening Lecture:
The Gulf of Mexico

September 30, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Venture online with author John Sledge for a memorable evening filled with insightful stories of remarkable people connected to maritime life in the Gulf!

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October 2021

Virtual
Civil War Lecture:
USS Cumberland

October 8, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he gives a presentation on the first wooden warship sunk by an ironclad during the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862.

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Virginia History Day Workshop

October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Are you an educator? Then sign up for this free workshop at The Mariners’ Museum, and join other educators from the Museum and Virginia Museum of History & Culture!

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Friendly Hours

October 10, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
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 Friendly Hours, a unique and inclusive program for guests who prefer to experience the Museum within a quieter, less crowded environment.

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Virtual
Speakers’ Bureau:
Pre-Columbian Curiosities

October 13, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Travel online with Jennifer Hackney, the Museum's senior material culture educator, as she digs into the incredible history of Moche civilization. This lecture is part of our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Civil War Discussions: The Confederates’ Kentucky Campaign 

October 15, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Visit us on Friday afternoon in the Lower Lobby while engaging in a Civil War discussion with historian, John Quarstein. Admission is free. Seating is very limited. If capacity is reached, contact us to be placed on a waiting list.

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The Noland Trail
50K & Relay

October 17, 2021 @ 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

The Noland Trail 50K & Relay returns to The Mariners’ Park! Come cheer on the runners or sign up today to participate.

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Virtual
Civil War Lecture:
River Monitors

October 22, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein, when he presents on turreted ironclads that were successful and played a valuable role in the Confederacy’s final defeat in the West.

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Virtual Speakers’ Bureau: Tragedy on
the Mississippi

October 27, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Join us online with Brock Switzer, cultural heritage photographer at The Mariners’ Museum, when he examines what is arguably the single greatest maritime disaster in US history.

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November 2021

Virtual Civil War Lecture: ADM Louis M. Goldsborough

November 5, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he gives a presentation on the naval career of Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough, who first enlisted at an astounding age of seven!

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Toys for Tots

November 9, 2021 - December 11, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Virtual Lecture: History of Newport News’s Victory Arch

November 12, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Join us online with John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center, when he presents the story about a city landmark that holds historical significance for locals in Hampton Roads.

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Friendly Hours

November 14, 2021 @ 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, a unique and inclusive program for guests who prefer to experience the Museum within a quieter, less crowded environment.

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Students’ Webinar:
The Arbornaut – Exploring the World’s Treetops

November 18, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Get ready for an exciting discovery when Meg Loman, PhD, aka “CanopyMeg,” and rainforest champion Vic Von Klemperer take students on a thrilling expedition to the “eighth continent!”

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Toys for Tots

November 18, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Virtual Evening Lecture: The Arbornaut

November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Come along on an incredible expedition of the “eighth continent” with Meg Loman, PhD, aka “CanopyMeg.” Be sure to bring the whole family on this fun and exciting discovery!

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Toys for Tots

November 19, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Virtual Civil War Lecture: Naval Intelligence in Hampton Roads (1861-1862)

November 19, 2021 @ 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 role of naval intelligence during the Civil War. This lecture is also part of our Hampton Roads History Lecture Series.

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Toys for Tots

November 20, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

November 21, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

November 22, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

November 23, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

November 24, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

November 25, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

November 26, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

November 27, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Museum Store Sunday: 20% for Members,
10% OFF for Guests

November 28, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Complete your holiday shopping with unique finds and early bird savings on Museum Store Sunday at The Mariners’ Museum and Park!

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Toys for Tots

November 28, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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STORYTIME WITH SANTA

November 28, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Santa Claus is coming to The Mariners’ Museum! Join us for holiday fun as jolly St. Nick shares one of his favorite stories, and everyone indulges on yummy cookies.

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Toys for Tots

November 29, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Be part of the Museum's #GivingTuesday movement, and connect with nature and one another to build the next generation of Park stewards.

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Toys for Tots

November 30, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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December 2021

Toys for Tots

December 1, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

December 2, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

December 3, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Civil War Discussions:
Battle of Fredericksburg

December 3, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Visit us in the Lower Lobby for an engaging Civil War talk with historian John Quarstein. Free admission. RSVP is required. Seating is very limited. If capacity is reached, contact us to be placed on a waiting list.

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Toys for Tots

December 4, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Wreathing of the Lions

December 4, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Join The Bronze Door Society of The Mariners' Museum and Park for a free community event when it hosts the annual wreathing of the lions to kick off the holiday season!

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Toys for Tots

December 5, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

December 6, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

December 7, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

December 8, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Toys for Tots

December 9, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Virtual
Evening Lecture: Icebound

December 9, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Set off on a glacial trip with author Andrea Pitzer as she shares the tale of William Barents’s 16th-century Arctic adventures along with stories of her own polar explorations.

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Toys for Tots

December 10, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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Virtual Civil War Lecture: Rear Admiral Stephen Decatur Trenchard

December 10, 2021 @ 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 decorated naval career of RADM Stephen Decatur Trenchard.

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Toys for Tots

December 11, 2021
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Make a child's dream come true! Donate a toy this holiday season. Look for the donation box in the Main Lobby.

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STORYTIME WITH SANTA

December 11, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Santa Claus is coming to The Mariners’ Museum! Join us for holiday fun as jolly St. Nick shares one of his favorite stories, and everyone indulges on yummy cookies.

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Three Men, Three Gifts, and a Journey

December 11, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Come learn more about the three kings depicted in a popular Christmas song with Erika Cosme, the Museum’s content and interpretation developer. This is a family-friendly program with crafts included!

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Friendly Hours

December 12, 2021 @ 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, a unique and inclusive program for guests who prefer to experience the Museum within a quieter, less crowded environment.

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Virtual Civil War Lecture: 19th-century Holiday Traditions

December 17, 2021 @ 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 shares the history of an American holiday and its traditions that trace back to the fourth century.

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January 2022

Hampton Roads History: Diversity Among Virginia Lighthouse Keepers

January 7 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Hear from Benjamin H. Trask as he highlights the diverse community of VA lighthouse keepers who hailed from many socioeconomic backgrounds to serve their communities.

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Friendly Hours

January 9 @ 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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Hampton Roads History: Blackbeard, the Pirate

January 14 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Set on a thrilling adventure with historian John V. Quarstein when he presents the legend of the most feared pirate and his ties to the waters near Hampton Roads.

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Museum CLOSED
Jan. 18 -21

January 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until January 20, 2022

The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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From Tuesday, January 18 through Friday, January 21, the Museum will be closed for routine maintenance and staff training. The Park and Noland Trail will be OPEN.

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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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MUSEUM,
PARK & TRAIL
CLOSED

January 29
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Due to inclement weather, The Mariners’ Museum and Park will be closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022

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February 2022

Museum Closing Early

February 3 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

The Museum will be closing early today for staff training. Park and Trail will remain open.

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Blood Drive

February 4 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Join The Mariner’s Museum and Park as it partners with the American Red Cross, serving as a host site for a much-needed blood drive. Save a life, give blood.

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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 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:
Abraham Lincoln, the Black Man’s President

February 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Encounter the remarkable story of 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, who was born enslaved but became most known as a recognized political leader of African American rights.

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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:
Harriet Buss, Educator of Freed People

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

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

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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

Wrap up our celebration of Black History Month with a fascinating program of African cultures that continue to be told in today’s pop culture through movies and television.

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March 2022

Virtual
Civil War Lecture:
And the Winner is…

March 9 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Join historian John V. Quarstein as he weighs in on who won the Battle of Hampton Roads 160 years ago. Presented in partnership with NOAA’s MONITOR National Marine Sanctuary and the NC Office of State Archaeology.

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Civil War Lecture:
Admiral Franklin Buchanan: Sink Before Surrender!

March 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 the story of Admiral Franklin Buchanan, the commander of CSS Virginia during the Battle of Hampton Roads.

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Battle of Hampton Roads Commemoration

March 12 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Spend an action-packed day with us as we commemorate the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, where the clash between iron and wood changed naval warfare forever!

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Virtual Lecture
Women’s History Month:
Fierce and Feminine

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

Celebrate Women’s History Month with us as we share seafaring stories of the women who were fearless and adventurous on the seas, defying societal expectations of their time.

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April 2022

Blood Drive

April 6 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Join The Mariner’s Museum and Park as it partners with the American Red Cross for a critical blood drive. Supply is low nationwide, and donors of ALL blood types are always needed.

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Friendly Hours

April 10 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
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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Civil War Lecture:
Capt. John L. Worden – Master of Monitors

April 15 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents about John Lorimer Worden’s ironclad attack on Charleston. Worden, USN, was considered the most knowledgeable regarding monitors.

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Lions Bridge Dam Improvement Project Update

April 21 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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The Mariners' Museum and Park is hosting a community meeting with the City of Newport News, inviting area residents to learn about the Lions Bridge Dam Improvement Project.

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Civil War Lecture:
Siege of Fort Pulaski

April 22 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents about a critical battle at Fort Pulaski, and how the power of rifled cannons changed siege warfare forever.

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May 2022

Hampton Roads/
Civil War Lecture:
Gen. Samuel Chapman Armstrong of Hawaii

May 6 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Historian John V. Quarstein shares the story of this Hawaiian-born son of Christian missionaries – an avid abolitionist, and valiant Union leader of USCT.

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Friendly Hours

May 8 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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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:
Crime of Clotilda

May 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Travel back in time with historian Dr. Natalie S. Robertson, PhD, as she shares the story of Clotilda, the last American slave ship, and its fateful, illegal smuggling voyage from point of capture in the West African interior.

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Teacher Professional Development:
Ancient Egypt

May 14 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Educators are invited to a Teacher Professional Development session, focusing on Ancient Egypt. This in-person session will include a behind-the-scenes tour of Museum artifacts, rare books, cartography, and more!

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STEM activity:
What’s in My Cannon?

May 15 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Hands-on STEM activity for mariners of all ages to learn about archaeological conservation techniques.

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Valor in the Atlantic Expedition
Part 1

May 15 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Book your spot for a diving expedition as The Mariners’ Museum, NOAA, and its strategic partners collaborate to bring the wonders of historic wrecks in the Atlantic to life.

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Valor in the Atlantic Expedition
Part 2

May 16 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Book your spot for a diving expedition as The Mariners’ Museum, NOAA, and its strategic partners collaborate to bring the wonders of historic wrecks in the Atlantic to life.

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