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Hidden Histories

February 9 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lauren T. Furey


Join The Mariners’ Museum on its mission to connect with one another as Lauren T. Furey, manager of visitor engagements, uncovers some “Hidden Histories” within our Collection. With the Museum galleries temporarily closed, our Interpretation Department took the opportunity to dive deeper into our Collection and discover more incredible stories to share! Viewers are welcome to send Lauren comments or questions during the presentation, which she will answer following the presentation.

About the program:
Hidden Histories will give names, agency, and interpretation of the unidentified Black people depicted in our Collection and allow us to tell a more complete history of our shared maritime heritage. Part of this program will engage the community in helping us gather names and personal stories to bring recognition, resulting in an expanded understanding of the richness of our local, national, and global communities.

As we continue to tell our own story better and more fully, we will also be seeking stories that reveal the connections of Black Americans within our Collection. Come learn the origins of the Museum as we discover all the ways we are connected to one another.

Hidden Histories
February 9 • 1 p.m. (EST)

Check out our complete listing of the programs this month that recognize the rich history and culture of Blacks, Africans, and African Americans who helped to shape the world!


February 9
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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