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November 18, 2018 - December 17, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Wreathing of the Lions External Event Page
The Mariners' Museum and Park   Organization Web Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Lions Bridge, The Mariners' Museum and Park
Lions Bridge, The Mariners' Museum and Park. /// Join us for the annual wreathing of the four life-sized lion sculptures created by Anna Hyatt Huntington. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, and crafts. Hosted by The Bronze Door Society, the oldest, member-managed affiliate group of The Mariners' Museum and Park.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
02:30 PM - 03:20 PM
Maritime Connections: Edward Hungerford - A European Travelogue External Event Page
The Mariners' Museum and Park   Organization Web Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by Sarah Puckitt Scruggs, Curator of Photography and Archivist at the Museum. /// Join Curator of Photography Sarah Scruggs on a journey to several European cities in the 1920s and 1930s, through the photography of Edward B. Hungerford. Over the course of his lifetime, Hungerford traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe and found ways to spin these adventures off into publications. Every year, Hungerford traveled more than 75,000 miles by train just for the fun of it, according to one piece of personal correspondence referenced by the Watertown Daily Times. Hungerford eventually calculated that over the years he had ridden more than 1.5 million miles on rails, according to the same piece. Hungerford wrote for the Saturday Evening Post and Harper's Magazine and published many commercially successful books. His photographic collection includes cities and waterways in the United States, Canada, and several European countries.
Free with $1 admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Friday, December 7, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Civil War Round Table External Event Page
The Mariners' Museum and Park   Organization Web Page
Newport News, Virginia
Visit the Museum on Friday afternoons to enjoy lunch in the Mariners' Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. On select Fridays through the fall, Mr. Quarstein will lead the conversation as we dive deep into a theme in Civil War history. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
FREE: There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakfast with Santa External Event Page
The Mariners' Museum and Park   Organization Web Page
Newport News, Virginia
Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts! Tickets include admission to the Museum for the day.
$10 for Members, $12 for General Admission, children 2 and under FREE.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Civil War Lecture: Last Days of the Monitor External Event Page
The Mariners' Museum and Park   Organization Web Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center. /// Christmas Day 1862 was a joyful day for the Monitor Boys. Great food, cannon demonstrations and camaraderie filled the hearts and minds of the heroes of Hampton Roads. Yet, that evening their thoughts turned serious as Capt. John Pyne Bankhead told them of the order sending Monitor south. They all knew their ship was unseaworthy, and some feared passing Cape Hatteras. The USS Monitor left Hampton Roads under the tow of USS Rhode Island on 29 December. It encountered a fierce storm on the afternoon of 30 December. Heavy seas overwhelmed the ironclad with only 47 of its crew of 63 surviving as Monitor sank in the early morning of 31 December. Indeed, the little ship that had saved the nation was no more.
Free with $1 admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Friday, December 14, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Civil War Round Table External Event Page
The Mariners' Museum and Park   Organization Web Page
Newport News, Virginia
Visit the Museum on Friday afternoons to enjoy lunch in the Mariners' Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. On select Fridays through the fall, Mr. Quarstein will lead the conversation as we dive deep into a theme in Civil War history. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
FREE: There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakfast with Santa External Event Page
The Mariners' Museum and Park   Organization Web Page
Newport News, Virginia
Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts! Tickets include admission to the Museum for the day.
$10 for Members, $12 for General Admission, children 2 and under FREE.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Introduction to Scrimshaw Workshop External Event Page
The Mariners' Museum and Park   Organization Web Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by The Mariners' Museum's Manager of Public Programs Mark Arduini and Lynn Zelesnikar, master engraver. Learn the history of scrimshaw, the art of engraving and carving on bone or ivory. Popular during the golden age of whaling, scrimshaw was a creative way for sailors to pass the time and make keepsakes for loved ones at home. You'll be instructed in scrimshaw technique and make your own scrimshawed piece to take home. (Recommended for ages 10+)
$25 for Members; $40 for guests
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.

Exhibitions

Sat, February 3 - Mon, December 31, 2018
Sailor Made Exhibition External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw ? carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers ? is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts. Over hundreds of years, many began additional hobbies using materials they had on hand to fill their time while traveling the oceans. Visitors to the exhibition will see works of art, scrimshaw, and decorative knotwork, commemorative and household items that will provide a glimpse into the daily lives of those who made their livelihoods on the sea.
Free with Museum admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Sat, May 19 - Mon, December 31, 2018
Answering America's Call Exhibition External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village.
$0 - $13.95
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.

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