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January 29

The Life and Tryals of the Gentleman Pirate Major Stede Bonnet

Mystery and intrigue abounds in a thrilling virtual lecture with author and historian Jeremy R. Moss as he presents about the golden age of piracy and its connection to the Hampton Roads area.

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February 1

Virtual
Maritime Mondays:
Black History Month

Hop online for a story time adventure as we celebrate Black History Month with captivating tales that honor the rich maritime heritage and culture of Blacks, Africans and African Americans!

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February 1

Celebrating Black History Month

Come celebrate with The Mariners’ Museum and Park for the month of February as it recognizes Africa and its people and the key role they played in maritime trade and global expansion for centuries.

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February 3

Speakers Bureau: Jack Tar on the Waterfront

Ed Moore, a docent at The Mariners’ Museum, examines the Jack Tars and how their influence on the Colonial America waterfront created a culture that valued freedom and led to a revolution. 

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February 4

Evening Lecture: Va. Waterways and the Underground Railroad

Come hear from Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, author and current dean of the College of Liberal Arts at NSU, as she reveals online fascinating details of a secret network that served as a roadway to freedom for many enslaved Virginians. 

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February 5

Civil War Lecture: Fall of Forts Henry and Donelson

Join us with author and historian John V. Quarstein when he presents on the capture of Forts Henry and Donelson and how that made Ulysses S. Grant a Civil War hero.

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February 8

Virtual
Maritime Mondays:
Black Month History

Hop online for a story time adventure as we celebrate Black History Month with captivating tales that honor the rich maritime heritage and culture of Blacks, Africans and African Americans!

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February 9

Hidden Histories

Discover the origins of The Mariners’ Museum with Lauren T. Furey, manager of visitor engagement, as she uncovers some “Hidden Histories” in pursuit of stories that reveal the connections of Black Americans within our Collection.

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February 12

George Washington and Virginia Canals

Learn from author and historian John V. Quarstein about the critical role of waterways in the Tidewater area and how George Washington was one of the biggest advocates for the Commonwealth.

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February 15

Virtual
Maritime Mondays:
Black History Month

Hop online for a story time adventure as we celebrate Black History Month with captivating tales that honor the rich maritime heritage and culture of Blacks, Africans and African Americans!

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February 18

Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: Carthage

Journey with Erika Cosme, the Mariners’ content and interpretation developer, as she features the ancient city of Carthage and how its history has influenced present-day Tunisia in a new virtual program series.

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February 19

African American Medal of Honor Recipients during the Civil War

Join us for a virtual lecture with author and historian John V. Quarstein when he presents on African Americans who fought in the Civil War to free their people from slavery.

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February 22

Virtual
Maritime Mondays:
Black History Month

Hop online for a story time adventure as we celebrate Black History Month with captivating tales that honor the rich maritime heritage and culture of Blacks, Africans and African Americans!

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February 23

Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: The Swahili Coast

Explore online with Wisteria Perry from the Museum’s Interpretation department as she highlights a coastal area of the Indian Ocean in Southeast Africa inhabited by the Swahili people.

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February 27

Waterways of Africa: The Nile

Trek online with Erika Cosme & Wisteria Perry from The Mariners’ Museum as they take a look at the world’s longest river, and one of Africa’s most relied upon bodies of water – the Nile River.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH
New series coming in February!

FREE Virtual Programs

Join us in celebrating the rich history and culture of Blacks, Africans, and African Americans who helped to shape the world! Mariners' Museum staff will present a variety of virtual programs recognizing these significant contributions. All programs are free, advance registration required!

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Virtual Maritime Mondays!
Hop online for a reading adventure!

Now available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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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