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February 8, 2023 - March 9, 2023
Sunday, January 1 - Monday, December 11, 2023
Friendly Hours on Second Sunday EVERY MONTH
Newport News, Virginia
Have a family member, friend or loved one who needs a tailored museum experience? Join us for Friendly Hours on the second Sunday of each month! /////// Friendly Hours is an inclusive time reserved for guests, including those with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges, who prefer to experience the Museum in a quieter, less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting. Safety protocols also take precedent during this time to ensure all guests, volunteers and our Museum team are protected. /// Space is limited, and we encourage you to purchase advance tickets online so we know that you are coming for this unique program.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Tuesday, January 17 - Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Valentines Gift Boxes on sale
McCleary, Washington
Selling chocolate peanut clusters in a valentines box. Pick up on Feb 13th at the Museum or on Feb 14th from 10am-2pm at Gordon's. ORDER BY FEB 10th. Call Kathy or Linda (or at the Feb luncheon) Click here to see flyer. Valentine Peanut Clusters.
Monday, March 6 - Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Announcing First Saturdays and Tuesdays
Greenville, North Carolina
Beginning Saturday, March 6, 2023, the museum will be open every first Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. One or two buildings will be open each Saturday and there will be at least one artisan, living history demonstration or activity happening. We will also be open on the first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m.-1 pm. Our craft guild will be working on items to sell in the store and we may be cleaning up buildings, but we will be open to visitors wanting more information or to walk around the campus.
Museum Events
Friday, February 10, 2023
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
US Slave Revolts at Sea
Newport News, Virginia
Join us for a lecture with author and historian John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center. Quarstein will give a presentation about the most successful slave revolt at sea in US history. ///// The most successful slave revolt in US history occurred on November 7, 1841, when enslaved persons took over the ship Creole that sailed from Hampton Roads, Virginia, en route to New Orleans. Madison Washington led other enslaved people in a successful rebellion. Once they reached Nassau, Bahamas, they were automatically free since Great Britain outlawed slavery in 1834. Despite numerous American diplomatic and court actions, 128 people gained their freedom in the Creole Rebellion.
Free for Museum Members. $1 for guests.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Saturday, February 18, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Africa's Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: Ancient Mali
Newport News, Virginia

Celebrate Black History Month with us at The Mariners', and learn the history of Mali and why its influence from all aspects of life continues to resonate today in the 21st century!

Like the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Carthage in North Africa, ancient Mali was a vibrant and powerful empire in West Africa and had been a place of historical, cultural, economic, and political interactions and exchanges for thousands of years.

For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Lawton, Oklahoma
On Feb 18th, the Museum of the Great Plains will have a Neuro-Event. This event will be from 5:30-7:30pm and will be free to those who are neurodiverse. There will be sensory bags available for those who need them. Our guests will have two full hours to explore the museum at their own pace, having the entire place to themselves! It's a great way to meet other families in the community.
free admission to those who are neurodiverse
For more information, please email
Sunday, February 19, 2023
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
"Old Time Folk Music: An Afternoon with Michael and Donna Fox"
Greenville, North Carolina
Upcoming Events: Sunday, February 19 HISTORY SPEAKS 3:00 p.m., Eagles School "Old Time Folk Music: An Afternoon with Michael and Donna Fox" $5 donation suggested ​ ​ ​​ Musicians Mike and Donna Fox will talk about the history of music-making in families before electricity and mass communication. They will emphasize how families created their own entertainment, while demonstrating with banjo, guitar, washtub bass, scrub board, spoons, and storytelling. This program is for all ages and participation will be encouraged with homemade instruments that will be available. Acoustic musicians who enjoy the "Old Timey" genre and the key of D, are invited to be part of the program's play along portion.
$5 donation suggested
Friday, February 24, 2023
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Four Freedom Fighters from Southampton County
Newport News, Virginia
Southampton County, Virginia, was home to four men who took radically different paths seeking freedom. Nat Turner led the bloodiest slave revolt in American history, whereas Dred Scott endeavored to find his freedom via the legal approach. Anthony Gardiner left Southampton County for Liberia, later becoming that nation's president. John "Fed" Brown became a fugitive, eventually reaching England, where he wrote A Narrative of a Slave's Life in Georgia, one of several books published before the Civil War detailing the evils of slavery.
Free for Museum Members. $1 for guests.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
March 8 - March 11, 2023
Oakland, California
California Association of Museums 2023 Conference: ON COMMON GROUND
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March 11 - March 14, 2023
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Virginia Association of Museum's 2023 Annual Conference!
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March 14 - March 17, 2023
Memphis, Tennessee
2023 Tennessee Association of Museums Conference: Unfinished Revolutions
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Charles Town, West Virginia

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