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Virtual Programming


Through virtual lectures and programs, we will continue to share incredible stories that show how we are all connected through the world’s waters, and hopefully learn something together along the way.  Keep checking back to this page as new programming options get added!

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Family-Friendly Programs

Designed for all Mariners, young and young at heart! Whether it’s an exciting story time adventure, discovering a cool artifact from our Museum Collection, or experiencing new frontiers (sea and space), we show you how we are all connected to the world’s waters.
Upcoming Programs

Civil War Lectures

Renowned author and historian John V. Quarstein takes you through this long-running series to explore the ships, personalities, technologies, and battles that would shape our nation for the next 150 years.
Upcoming Lectures

Evening Lectures

A popular lecture series that covers a wide range of maritime topics, and are presented by nationally and internationally recognized authors, filmmakers, historians, scientists and other experts in their fields.
Upcoming Lectures

Hampton Roads History

Journey back in history with John V. Quarstein, noted historian, author, and director emeritus of USS Monitor Center, along with special guest speakers, as they share significant events about our nation’s history and examine their direct ties to the Hampton Roads region.
Upcoming Lectures

Popular Maritime Topics

From monsters, mermaids and female pirates on the high seas to epic maritime stories of Titanic proportions, the Mariners’ team and experienced volunteers bring great energy and importance to diverse engaging topics.
Upcoming Programs 

Hidden Histories

A  series that looks to reveal the connections and incredible stories of Black Americans within our Museum Collection. The Mariners’ seeks to engage the community in helping gather names and history to bring recognition, allowing us to tell a more complete history of our shared maritime heritage.
 Upcoming Programs

Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures

Hear about the compelling stories of Africa and its people who helped shape the world, and learn more about who they are and the places from which they came.
 Upcoming Programs

Waterways of Africa

Come explore the different waters that have influenced African and world culture, past and present, and discover how we are connected to one another through our shared maritime heritage.
 Upcoming Programs

Pre-registration for all programs is required. For additional assistance, questions or support, please contact [email protected]

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