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June 21, 2018 - July 20, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Presentation and Book Signing with Dr. John Lehman External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
In his new book, Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea, former United States Secretary of the Navy, Dr. John Lehman, provides readers with the ultimate insider's perspective on America's Cold War struggles on the high seas. Dr. Lehman's position as one of the chief architects and leaders of the navy's Cold War resurgence gave him unprecedented access and unparalleled insight into the personalities, theories, and command decisions that helped America win the Cold War. //// Dr. John Lehman is a former US Navy aviator, and served as United States secretary of the navy from 1981 to 1987. From 2003 to 2004, he was a member of the 9/11 Commission.
Tickets are $15 for Members and $20 for guests. A ticket and a book is $35 for Members and $40 for guests. *Ticket includes dessert and coffee bar, and a complimentary adult drink. (Cash bar available.)
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Saturday, June 23, 2018
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mornings at the Museum External Event Page
Silver Spring, Maryland
Venue: 2500 Linden Lane
NMHM is introducing Mornings at the Museum for families with children who have physical, cognitive, and/or sensory issues. The program features early entrance to the museum, human anatomy activity stations, and a break space. Call 301-319-3312 for information. Space limited to a maximum of 25 children.
FREE and open to the public! Recommended for families with children ages 3 and up. Reservations required!!!!
For more information, please call 301-319-3312 or email
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
The Delta: The Way It Was External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Prior to 1850 the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta looked dramatically different than it does today. The changes made over the years are staggering. Imagine what it would have looked like with hundreds of meandering rivers, millions of migratory birds, tributaries clogged with salmon, huge riparian forests, and large herds of Tule elk. Let's take a trip back in time to learn more about the way it was not too many years ago. Meet Ranger Linda at the Bay Model.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Medical Museum Science Cafe - Man and Machine: State-of-the-art Osseointegration External Event Page
Silver Spring, Maryland
Venue: 2500 Linden Lane
Join Navy Cmdr.(Dr.)Jonathan A. Forsberg to learn how transdermal implants are revolutionizing the field of amputation surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Known as "osseointegration," these bone anchored devices can be combined with advanced sensor technology to achieve bidirectional motor control and artificial sensory feedback. /// FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (301) 319-3303 or by email to: ///// **NMHM events are subject to change. Follow NMHM on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
For more information, please call 301-319-3303 or email
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Daniella Dimitrova Russo, American Cetacean Society - SF Bay Chapter External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Daniella Dimitrova Russo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Think Beyond Plastic, the innovation accelerator focused on the global plastic pollution crisis. Since 2009, Think Beyond Plastic has led the shift away from fossil fuel-based plastics towards bio-based, bio-benign materials from renewable sources and associated manufacturing, and innovative consumer and business products specifically designed to handle these new materials. ///// Daniella Russo's approach leverages a blended executive experience in high-tech, Fortune-500 businesses and NGOs. She launched Think Beyond Plastic to address a growing consumer and business demand for sustainable alternatives to conventional plastic. Think Beyond Plastic approaches plastic pollution as an untapped entrepreneurial and investment opportunity, and an innovation challenge. ///// Daniella Russo is a serial entrepreneur. As an executive and a member of the founders' team of leading Silicon Valley high-tech businesses Frame Technology (desktop publishing) and Internet pioneer Infoseek (search), she led the development of award-winning product design, dramatic growth of online community and two successful IPOs. As an executive with Xerox-PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) she led the commercialization of a natural language technology, which became the underlying search technology for Oracle, Netscape browser and a myriad of emerging search engines. As an executive at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), she directed the company to address the emerging Internet service provider market, and introduced the first ever family of low-cost, NEBS-compliant Internet servers and managed networks. Ms. Russo led the formulation of Sun?s strategy for service providers and its launch into Telecommunications, a subsequent major strategic direction for Sun. As a founder and CEO of PlanetStop and Mindzone Inc, Mr. Russo pioneered the concept of keiretsu as the key for success in the early days of the Web1.0. She believes in entrepreneurship and the power of innovation and is passio
$5 Donation goes toward Student Research Grants
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Saturday, June 30, 2018
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
The SS Mark German Ensign External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
This is a new lecture series presented by The Mariners' Museum and Park staff. Go behind the scenes of the Museum and explore our collection while learning about the work the staff does. Marc Nucup shares the history of a German ensign flag, Reichsdienstflagge carried aboard the North German Lloyd cargo ship SS Mark. The flag, preserved by Captain Ernst Loewe while imprisoned in the United States, serves as a microcosm of the merchant maritime experience in World War I.
Free with Museum admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Joel Lane Museum House Historic Independence Day Open House 2018 External Event Page
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Joel Lane Museum House, "The Birthplace of Raleigh," will sponsor its 26th annual Independence Day Open House on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are welcomed. ///// The house will be open and staffed by costumed docents who will discuss the rooms and life in the 18th c. On the grounds, living historians will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and visitors will be able to participate in hands-on activities such as writing with a quill pen and making rag dolls. There will be old-fashioned crafts and games for the children and free lemonade for all. The garden in its full summer glory will also be on view.In addition to outdoor activities, the 1769 plantation manor house, the circa 1790 "kitchen" building, and the Visitors Center and Museum Store will be open. ///// Colonel Lane was a founding father of North Carolina's capital city and an officer in the Wake County militia during the American Revolutionary War.
Free and donations are welcomed
For more information, please call 919-833-3431 or email
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Independence Day Tour at the Medical Museum External Event Page
Silver Spring, Maryland
Venue: docent-led introductory tour
"The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introductory tour highlights the remarkable changes in American medicine over the past 150 years, with a special focus on military medicine. FREE!
For more information, please call 301-319-3303 or email
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Storytelling with Dylan Pritchett External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presentation times are at 1:00p.m. and 2:00p.m. //// A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Mr. Pritchett has been a full-time storyteller, taking his African and African-American folktales to over a hundred schools annually throughout the country. Drawing on his experience in historical African and African-American research, he has created a presentation "Scraps of History" which uses real documents from the 18th and 19th centuries to weave African and African-American history into the fabric of the American past.
Free with Museum admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
It's for the Birds Workshop External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum, Anna Room
Why do birds use birdhouses? They are looking for cavities to build their nests! Birds that prefer cavities often thrive in a gourd birdhouse. Purple Martins are a prime example of this. Create your own unique birdhouse gourd! Join Wisteria Perry, manager of interpretation and community outreach, and learn how to transform a precut and craft-ready gourd into a birdhouse. Decorating materials will include wood burning, alcohol inks, oil pastel coloring pencils, watercolor pencils, markers, acrylic paints and more.
$20 for Museum Members and $30 for guests
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Photography Workshop Series, Part 1 External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum, Anna Room
The Mariners' Museum and Park is a wonderful place to explore and a fantastic place to take pictures. Brock Switzer, the Museum's Photographer and Digital Imaging Specialist, will lead a three-part photography workshop series that will develop your photography skills as you explore the Museum. Please join us for one of these classes or all three! //// In part one, on July 14, we will explore the technical aspects of photography: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and we will learn to master our cameras' manual controls. Please bring your digital camera with manual controls for this workshop. We will take a lunch break; please bring your lunch or plan to eat in our cafe'.
Tickets are $40 per session and $25 per session for Members.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Civil War Lecture: CSS Arkansas External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center. ///// The CSS Arkansas was laid down in Memphis, Tennessee, in October 1861. However, the rapid advance of Union forces down the Mississippi forced the Confederates to move the unfinished ironclad to Yazoo City, Mississippi. The rough-hewn ram was completed there by Captain Isaac Newton Brown. On 15 July 1862, Brown steamed the Arkansas through the entire Federal fleet and arrived at Vicksburg. Rear Admiral David Glasgow Farragut was so embarrassed by this action. He attacked Arkansas, without success, on the evenings of 15 and 22 July. The Arkansas' presence was a factor in Farragut's decision to leave Vicksburg. When the Arkansas was sent to support the Confederate attack on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the ram's engines failed and the warship was scuttled on 6 August 1862.
Free with Museum admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email


Wed, May 27, 2015 - Mon, December 31, 2018
100 Years of Collecting External Event Page
Kinderhook, New York
Venue: CCHS Museum & Library building
Since its founding, Columbia County Historical Society has grown considerably with the acquisition of numerous collections objects, four historic properties, and the development of an active research library. Some of the Historical Society's early acquisitions are on view for the first time in many years; other institutional documents and objects will be on exhibit for the first time. In addition, new acquisitions, old favorites and often overlooked objects will be on display in our recently revitalized gallery spaces. ////// ////// Ongoing during Visitor Hours:see our website.
$5.00 Adults, FREE: Children, Students and CCHS Members
For more information, please call 518-758-9265
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
Fri, May 18 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Böhler & Orendt: THE CARRION CHEER, A FAUNISTIC TRAGEDY External Event Page
Charleston, South Carolina
Germany-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt will create an immersive installation in the galleries of the Halsey Institute. Naming it a “makeshift transdimensional stopover camp,” the installation will consist of several tents through which viewers can walk. Each tent will feature an apparition of an extinct animal, such as a Steller’s Sea Cow, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Pinta Island Tortoise, which will appear as a projection on a screen of mist. The extinct animals will appear in chorus to sing a song of forgiveness to humans for causing their ultimate extinction. The tents also feature renderings and images representing the animals’ relationships with humans. This will be the first solo exhibition of Böhler & Orendt’s work in the United States. The exhibition is curated by Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at the Halsey Institute.
Free For All
Fri, May 25 - Mon, September 3, 2018
$1 Admission at The Mariners' Museum and Park External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum, Anna Room
The Mariners’ Museum and Park seeks to unite people. May 25th through Labor Day, admission to the Museum will be reduced to $1 per person to engage as many people as possible because through the world’s waters, through our shared maritime heritage, we are all mariners. We are all connected to the world’s waters and, regardless of who or where we are, we are united as one global community through our shared maritime heritage. Everyone’s story has ties to the water – perhaps by career, family, or leisure – and The Mariners’ Museum and Park is here to tell your story. We are your museum. //// Group Tours Groups of 15 or more are required to book in advance, whether participating in a program, guided tour, or simply coming to the Museum for the $1 admission. This allows groups to gain quick admission to the Museum and is required to prevent back-up in the general admission line. To book a group tour, please contact Bree Kitchens, Group Sales Coordinator, at (757) 591-7731
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Wed, June 6 - Wed, August 15, 2018
Every Wednesday this summer: Miercoles Maritimo  External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: 100 Museum Drive
Designed for children 18 months to 8 years old. FREE with Museum admission. Fun for children! Join us Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. throughout the summer for engaging Spanish learning activities, including storytime and a craft! /////// PLEASE NOTE, there will be no Miercoles Maritimo program on July 4th, due to observance of Independence Day.
FREE with Museum admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Sun, June 10 - Sun, September 16, 2018
Fort Worth, Texas
Known for his collaborations with pop icons and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) has blurred the boundaries throughout his career between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the exhibition is a major retrospective of his paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings. The exhibition, titled Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases the artist’s astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, the continued threats of nuclear power.
Wed, June 20 - Fri, June 22, 2018
Washington Museum Association 2018 Annual Conference External Event Page
Bellingham, Washington
Venue: This year’s annual conference will be hosted at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA.
Transcending Boundaries: The Washington Museum Association’s Annual Conference will take place at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Wa. repare to come to the far northwest corner of our state in June of 2018 when the Whatcom Museum will host the annual Washington Museum Association meeting in Bellingham, the City of Subdued Excitement. This year’s theme is “Transcending Boundaries,” and museums are constantly pushing the envelope on this. As museums continue to explore new ways to engage communities in conversations that bridge cross-cultural boundaries, they also help bring acceptance of differences of opinion, create stronger cross-cultural collaborations with tribal groups and under-served communities, and combine multi-disciplinary approaches to interpreting cultural heritage, science, and art.
Mon, June 25 - Thu, June 28, 2018
Teacher Professional Development Workshop External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Take one day to enrich your students' learning all year long! Professional Development Workshops are designed to provide Virginia instructors with new insights into creating more engaging and stimulating lessons for their students. Each day-long session will focus on essential background and activities that teachers can take back to the classroom. ///// Register online by selecting a workshop. Price includes workshop, teaching materials, and lunch. All participants will receive resource kits for each session attended. ///// Discounts given for multiple workshop registration. $50.00 per day when registering for four workshops. We also offer school district discounts for a minimum of five teachers.
Only $55 per workshop per day.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Sat, July 14 - Sun, July 15, 2018
Honoring the Past, Standing in the Present External Event Page
Idlewild, Michigan
An empowering and inspiring opportunity to hear from nationally recognized leaders and innovative entrepreneurs equipped to motivate you to unleash your full educational and entrepreneurial potential. Attend our Empowerment Weekend and be inspired, empowered, and equipped with the tactical abilities to transform your life and business; along with being educated of the historic cultural impact of Idlewild, Michigan. Special Guest presentation by Idlewild's original Fiesta?Doll dancer, Ms. Carlean Gill. The Weekend events include presenters who will discuss the historic impact of Idlewild, Michigan. Sessions will discuss the historic development and acquisition of Idlewild as a summer resort for African Americans, with inter-generational sharing of history/life experiences to encourage empowerment. Programs will also utilize music as a catalyst to help educate and engage youth and adults in the rich history and impact of music on the culture of Idlewild. These sessions will be designed to bring forth a greater awareness, appreciation and changing perception of Idlewild as a community, with a focus on the values of Idlewilds' culture, past and present. We will host numerous vendors for shopping and food throughout the day. This weekend event is made possible in part by our sponsors: BetterMade Snacks, Towne Club Soda, Magnum Coffee, Michigan Bread Company, Absopure Water, JB Enterprize 3, and T. ROSE Entertainment. All of our sponsors are Michigan brands and businesses.
For more information, please call 231-465-1702 or email
Wed, July 18 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Concurrently AMM-IAM Conference will be held with the Visitor Studies Association (VSA) Conference. for 2018 External Event Page
Chicago, Illinois
Venue: Hilton Chicago
Fostering Transparency, Strengthening Public Trust: Chicago, July 2018! The Association of Midwest Museums is partnering with the Illinois Association of Museums to host a joint annual conference in Chicago, IL on July 18-21, 2018. The AMM-IAM Conference will be held concurrently with the Visitor Studies Association (VSA) Conference. The concurrent conferences will share a few key activities, including the keynote speaker and exhibit and resource hall, and will feature parallel tracks of workshops and breakout sessions. We encourage attendees to register for both conferences, to gain access to a variety of professional development opportunities. Special rates apply for dual registrations!

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