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May 7

Civil War Lecture:
Battle of Memphis

Hear from Historian John V. Quarstein as he presents on the first battle of Memphis that was fought on the Mississippi River, and witnessed by many of the citizens of Memphis, Tenn.

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May 10

Virtual Maritime Mondays

Hop online for new adventures as The Mariners’ Museum features colorful, detailed children’s picture books of animals and human cultures from around the world by American writer and illustrator Jan Brett.

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May 12

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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May 12

Speakers’ Bureau: A Parson’s Son Goes To Sea

Ron Lewis, a docent at The Mariners’ Museum, examines the life and legends of an admiral and a lord whose name is prominent as Napoleon – Horatio Nelson.

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May 14

Hampton Roads History: The Birthplace of American Aircraft Carriers

Join authors and historians Thomas Heinrich and John V. Quarstein as they dive into discussion about ships that revolutionized naval warfare during World War II.

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May 15

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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May 17

Virtual Maritime Mondays

Hop online for new adventures as The Mariners’ Museum features colorful, detailed children’s picture books of animals and human cultures from around the world by American writer and illustrator Jan Brett.

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May 19

Speakers’ Bureau: John Paul Jones

Ed Moore, a docent at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, introduces the “father of the American Navy.”

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May 20

Evening Lecture: MUSEUMS: Behind the Scenes

The Mariners’ Museum welcomes Leslie Mueller, host of the hit public television series Museum Access, as she takes us behind the scenes at some of America’s favorite museums.

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May 21

Civil War Lecture: Ben Butler and the Contrabands

Hear from Historian John V. Quarstein as he presents on a Union general’s decision not to return three enslaved men helped to change the principle cause of the Civil War.

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May 24

Virtual Maritime Mondays

Hop online for new adventures as the Mariners’ features colorful, detailed children’s picture books of animals and human cultures from around the world by American writer and illustrator Jan Brett.

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May 26

Speakers’ Bureau: Exxon Valdez vs. Bligh Reef

Dan Wood, a docent at The Mariners’ Museum, shares the story of how the second largest oil spill in US waters more than 30 years ago led to worldwide changes.

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May 28

Civil War Lecture: Origins and Meanings of Decoration Day

Hear from Historian John V. Quarstein as he presents on the origins of Decoration Day, and how it evolved into a national holiday honoring the men and women who died while serving in the US military.

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May 31

Virtual Maritime Mondays

Hop online for new adventures as The Mariners’ Museum features colorful, detailed children’s picture books of animals and human cultures from around the world by American writer and illustrator Jan Brett.

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June 2

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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June 5

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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June 11

Civil War Lecture: CSS Stonewall – A Ship Under Four Flags

Hear from Historian John V. Quarstein as he shares the intriguing life story of a Confederate ironclad, CSS Stonewall.

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June 16

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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June 30

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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July 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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Lectures and programs are FREE

Mariners’ Museum Collection goes virtual

From family-friendly programs to Civil War and an array of popular maritime topics, explore all the ways we are connected through the world’s water. While our galleries are temporarily closed, The Mariners’ team is here to take captivating stories from our Collection online to share with you and your family!

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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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