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February 23, 2019 - March 24, 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Battle of Hampton Roads Day External Event Page
The Mariners' Museum and Park   Organization Web Page
Newport News, Virginia
This famous Civil War Battle changed modern naval history forever. When the Union ironclad USS Monitor fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia to a draw, it proved the supremacy of iron over wood. In honor of the battle’s 157th anniversary, the Museum will host a day-long event filled with family-friendly programming and activities! Free activities include: Reenactors featuring the Tidewater Maritime Living History Association /// In-gallery storytelling and interpretation in the USS Monitor Center /// Abraham Lincoln, among other costumed interpreters /// Music of the time period /// Coffee with the cook /// Period games /// And, more!
FREE with $1 Admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
History Bites External Event Page
The Mariners' Museum and Park   Organization Web Page
Newport News, Virginia
A food-tasting event of HISTORIC proportions! Hampton Roads’ top restaurants, caterers, and culinary schools will prepare their best interpretations of 19th-century dishes at this fan-favorite event. Guests can sip and savor while mingling with others—including Abraham Lincoln—and vote for favorite entrees, sides and desserts. Dozens of delicious dishes will be enjoyed throughout the evening. Cooks will compete for the coveted Cast-Iron Skillet Awards, including People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice.
$35/Museum Members; $45/General admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Sunday, March 10, 2019
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friendly Hours External Event Page
The Mariners' Museum and Park   Organization Web Page
Newport News, Virginia
Have a family member, friend, or loved one that needs a tailored museum experience? Join us for Friendly Hours on the second Sunday of each month. Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting. Friendly Hours will be from 9 - 11 a.m. before the Museum opens to the public. Space is limited, so please register in advance to let us know you are coming.
Free with $1 admission!
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email


Sat, February 2 - Mon, February 25, 2019
Black History Month Series External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Join The Mariners' Museum and Park during the month of February as we celebrate Black History Month through programs, living history, lectures, and hands-on activities for children and adults.
Free with $1 Admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Sat, February 23 - Fri, August 30, 2019
Seizing the Moment: The Evolution in Action Photography External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
The Evolution of Action Photography will feature never before seen images from The Horace Havemeyer III Collection along with work by contemporary photographers, showing the evolution of marine photography from a documentary approach to more of an artistic perspective. The Havemeyer Collection includes gelatin silver prints by early 20th-century master marine photographers Edwin Levick and Morris Rosenfeld, as well as work by others. ///// Levick and Rosenfeld pushed the limits of the photographic medium, capturing exciting, point-of-view images over a nine-year span. Levick’s work often placed the viewer squarely on deck, seemingly as part of the action, while Rosenfeld worked for Levick before he opened his own studio in 1910. ///// This one of a kind maritime collection was donated to The Mariners’ Museum in 2015 as a significant gift in memory of Horace Havemeyer III, a native of New York and an avid sailor. Havemeyer’s grandfather purchased these photographs from Levick; and over the years, they were passed down to his son and then grandson, Horace III, who founded Metropolis magazine in 1981. He served as its president until his death in 2014. His wife, Eugenie C. Havemeyer, is now at the helm of this publication, which is considered the vanguard of architecture and design today.
Free with $1 Admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email

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