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March 5

Battle of Hampton Roads Series: Spirits on USS Monitor

Join us as we kick off the Commemoration of the Battle of Hampton Roads with historian John V. Quarstein, who will present on how the consumption of alcohol plagued sailors on USS Monitor during the Civil War.

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March 6

Battle of Hampton Roads Series: The Development of European Ironclads

Follow along with Erika Cosme, content and interpretation developer at the Museum, as she takes you through the reasons and significance of ironclads and the technological impact they had on navies around the world.

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March 6

Battle of Hampton Roads Series:
Foods and Feasts

Join the Mariners’ Interpretation Team and Eric Jeannerett, a longtime costumed interpreter, as they present a comparison of food for enlisted and officers aboard USS Monitor.

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March 6

Battle of Hampton Roads Series: Romanticism and Commercial Patriotism

Come learn from Kyra Duffley, digital content assistant at The Mariners’ Museum, as she brings an enlightening perspective to the Battle of Hampton Roads in the form of art.

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March 6

Battle of Hampton Roads Series: Follow the Phoenix

Discover a fragile reminder of the past with Hannah Fleming, maritime archaeologist at the Museum, when she pieces together the history of an artifact found from USS Monitor .

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March 8

Virtual Maritime Mondays: Women’s History Month

Hop online for a story time adventure and inspiration as The Mariners’ Museum celebrates Women’s History Month, recognizing women’s contributions to history, culture and society.

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March 10

Speakers Bureau:
The Great Halifax Explosion

Dan Wood, a docent at the Museum, presents on a devastating man-made explosion during World War I that significantly altered relationships between the US and Canada.

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March 11

Evening Lecture:
War in the Tropics

The Museum is bringing two powerhouses together, Robert Macomber and John Quarstein, for a captivating evening discussion on the crucial role of Florida and the surrounding Caribbean in the US Civil War.

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March 15

Virtual Maritime Mondays: Women’s History Month

Hop online for a story time adventure and inspiration as The Mariners’ Museum celebrates Women’s History Month, recognizing women’s contributions to history, culture and society.

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March 19

Hampton Roads History: Hilton Village’s Colony Inn

Hear from author and historian John V. Quarstein about a charming and posh landmark in Hilton Village that once entertained dignitaries, such as President Herbert Hoover and more.

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March 20

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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March 22

Virtual Maritime Mondays: Women’s History Month

Hop online for a story time adventure and inspiration as The Mariners’ Museum celebrates Women’s History Month, recognizing women’s contributions to history, culture and society.

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March 24

We Have Unfinished Business: War of 1812

Ron Lewis, a docent at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, explores how Great Britain inflamed the US into a second war 25 years after gaining independence from the British.

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March 29

Virtual Maritime Mondays: Women’s History Month

Hop online for a story time adventure and inspiration as The Mariners’ Museum celebrates Women’s History Month in March, recognizing women’s contributions to history, culture and society.

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March 31

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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April 14

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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April 17

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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April 28

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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Battle of Hampton Roads Series
FREE Virtual Programs

Friday, March 5 & Saturday, March 6

In observance of the Battle of Hampton Roads’ upcoming 159th anniversary, The Mariners’ Museum and Park will offer virtual programming to commemorate the famous Civil War battle that changed modern naval history forever.

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Virtual Maritime Mondays!
Hop online for a reading adventure!

Now available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (EST)

Fun for both children and caregivers, enjoy a book reading with Lauren Furey, manager of visitor engagement. Designed for children from 18 months to 8 years, Lauren takes you and your little mariners on a journey to show how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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The Mariners' Park and Noland Trail
A one-of-a-kind urban oasis

FREE and open to the public

Situated on 550 acres of rolling woodlands, The Mariners' Park offers visitors a quiet and serene nature retreat. Whether taking a stroll or hike on our award-winning five-mile Noland Trail that surrounds the Mariners' Lake or enjoying a picnic at the famous Lions Bridge, every visit to this beautiful urban oasis will bring a new experience every time!

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