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A Somewhat Pleasant Surprise

April 6, 2019

Presented by Marc Nucup, Curator

Lecture begins at 10:30 AM & 2:30 PM

Maritime Connections lectures are free with Museum admission, but seating is limited.

This is a lecture series presented by The Mariners’ Museum and Park staff. Go behind the scenes of the Museum and explore our collection while learning about the work the staff does.

Matchlock firearms gave Europeans traveling to the New World a decided technological advantage. Despite the importance of this weapon, the Mariners’ Museum did not own a European matchlock musket. In 2008, curator Marc Nucup sought to fill this hole in the collection and purchase a 17th-century matchlock. Imagine the surprise when something else entirely showed up at the Museum! Come find out the surprise!

Read more about our Maritime Connections lectures here…


April 6, 2019


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222