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Friday, March 8, 2024
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
USS Monitor Legacy Program: The Power of Iron Over Wood: Sinking of USS Congress and Cumberland
Newport News, Virginia
Explorers Theater

Join us at The Mariners' for a newly created series, USS Monitor Legacy Program, that highlights the history and lasting impact of USS Monitor through a variety of public events in partnership with the NOAA Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center, will present the multifaceted history of USS Monitor, and the program will be in person and livestream from the Explorers Theater at the Museum

Attendees are welcome to send comments or questions to John, and he will answer them following his talk. Advance registration is required whether you attend this event in person or online

About the presentation

When CSS Virginia (Merrimack) emerged from the Elizabeth River on March 8, 1862, the tide of naval warfare changed forever. The Confederate ironclad ram attacked and destroyed two Union wooden warships, Congress and Cumberland, providing the power of iron over wood. The United States Navy was stunned by this defeat, which gave the Confederacy control of Hampton Roads?albeit for just one day

Attending in person?

This event is included in $1 admission, and free for Mariners' Museum Members. Seating is limited

Watching remotely?

This lecture is free to watch and you may register online.

Included in $1 admission. FREE for Mariners' Museum Members. FREE to watch livestream. Advance registration is required.

For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email guestrelations@marinersmuseum.org.

Saturday, March 9, 2024
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Battle of Hampton Roads Commemoration Day
Newport News, Virginia

Spend a historic day with us as we partner with the NOAA Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to commemorate the Battle of Hampton Roads.

Meet our Mariners' team and NOAA representatives, learn more about the monumental battle, hear inspiring stories of Monitor and its crew, and enjoy interactive activities filled with history, science, and technology!

Included in $1 admission. FREE for Mariners' Museum Members.

For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email guestrelations@marinersmuseum.org.

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
USS Monitor Legacy Program: Duel of Ironclads
Newport News, Virginia
Explorers Theater

John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center, will present the multifaceted history of USS Monitor, and the program will be in person and livestream from the Explorers Theater at the Museum. Attendees are welcome to send comments or questions to John, and he will answer them following his talk. Advance registration is required whether you attend this event in person or online

About the presentation:

USS Monitor arrived in Hampton Roads during the early evening of March 8, 1862. The Union ironclad was too late to stop the rampage of the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia.

USS Congress sent an eerie glow across the harbor luminating the devastation wrought by CSS Virginia earlier that day. Monitor was given the task of protecting the grounded frigate USS Minnesota against the Confederate ironclad ram's attack on the morrow. On the morning of March 9, 1862, Lt. John L. Worden, captain of the untried USS Monitor, proved his ship to be a success as the Union warship stopped Virginia from damaging any more Union wooden warships. This drawn engagement was the first battle between iron ships of war and made Monitor into the little ship that saved the nation

Attending in person?

This event is included in $1 admission, and free for Mariners' Museum Members. Seating is limited

Watching remotely?

This lecture is free to watch and you may register on our website.

Included in $1 admission. FREE for Mariners' Museum Members. FREE to watch livestream.

For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email guestrelations@marinersmuseum.org.

Exhibitions
Tuesday, January 2 - Sunday, March 31, 2024
Special Exhibits from January to April
Reno, Nevada
Special Exhibits
Every year from January to April we offer a large scale rotating exhibit that offers double the normal museum experience. Past rotating exhibits have included dinosaurs, dragons, and the history of candy! Admission includes entrance to the special exhibit AND entrance to our permanent collection.
See website

For more information, please call 775-785-5961.

Saturday, January 13 - Saturday, December 14, 2024
Second Saturday Open House
North Stonington, Connecticut
Visit The Homestead, Gardens, Dye House, and Library are free to the public. Docented tours of the House and Gardens are available by appointment and during the Second Saturday Open House. The Library is also open on Tuesdays. A Self Guided Walking Tour of Historic North Stonington Village is available, and there are several restaurants near by if you would like to make a day of it. There is onsite parking and handicapped parking, and a ramp to the main house and upper gardens. Second Saturday Open House 11am-2pm, every second Saturday of the month.
Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14, 2024
Vintage Computer Festival East 2024
Wall, New Jersey

The Vintage Computer Federation is a museum in Wall, NJ at The InfoAge Science and History Museums (formerly Camp Evans) Our mission is to preserve computing history through education, outreach, conservation, and restoration. We strive to accomplish this through family friendly hands-on activities at our museum, at regional and global events, and by fostering and nurturing the expansion of our on-line and in-person communities. The Vintage Computer Federation is a 501(c)3 non-prof

VCF East 2024 will have speakers, hands-on exhibits, workshops, and consignment. We have our show once per year.

Admission=Ages 13 and older:
1 Day: $30
2 Days: $55
3 Days: $80
Under age 13: Free

For more information, please call 732) 722-5015 or email vcfeast@vcfed.org.

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Virginia Association of Museum's 2024 Annual Conference!

March 9 - 12, 2024

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2024 California Association of Museums Conference

March 10 - 14, 2024

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April 10 - 14, 2024

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2024 Colorado-Wyoming ANNUAL MEETING

May 1 - 4, 2024

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West Virginia Association of Museums 2024 Conference

June 6 - 8, 2024

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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