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The Mariners’ Museum

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100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222 https://marinersmuseum.org

January 2021

World War I: Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation

January 22 @ 12:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Come hear author and historian John V. Quarstein in a virtual Hampton Roads History lecture as he discusses the significance of the city of Newport News and its role in World War I.

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Virtual Maritime Mondays

January 25
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Fun for both children and caregivers! Join us online every Monday for an engaging story with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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The Life and Tryals of the Gentleman Pirate

January 29 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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 2021

Virtual
Maritime Mondays:
Black History Month

February 1
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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Celebrating Black History Month

February 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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Speakers Bureau: Jack Tar on the Waterfront

February 3 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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Evening Lecture: Va. Waterways and the Underground Railroad

February 4 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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Civil War Lecture: Fall of Forts Henry and Donelson

February 5 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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Virtual
Maritime Mondays:
Black Month History

February 8
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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Hidden Histories

February 9 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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Virtual
Maritime Mondays:
Black History Month

February 15
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: Carthage

February 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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African American Medal of Honor Recipients during the Civil War

February 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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Virtual
Maritime Mondays:
Black History Month

February 22
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: The Swahili Coast

February 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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Waterways of Africa: The Nile

February 27 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

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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