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May 6, 2016 - June 4, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
12:00 AM
Family Autism Night  External Event Page
Easton, Massachusetts
Venue: The Children's Museum in Easton
Free
For more information, please call 508-230-3789 or email info@childrensmuseumineaston.org.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Bay Model Wants You!!! External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Become part of Sausalito's very own attraction known around the world! We have a variety of volunteer positions that are suited for people just like you! Greet visitors, lead tours, work with school groups, and more! Come and be a part of one of the largest working hydraulic models in existence. Join us for a brief orientation! For more information, contact Park Ranger Joanne Jarvis at 415-289-3027 or by e-mail at joanne.jarvis@usace.army.mil
Volunteering
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Mother’s Day at Bacon’s Castle External Event Page
Surry, Virginia
Venue: Bacon’s Castle
Are you looking for something wonderful and unique to do for this Mother's Day Weekend? What could be sweeter that tea at the Castle? Bacon's Castle is hosting a historically inspired Mother's Day Jaunt in the Garden on Saturday, May 7th. Partnering with the Regency Society of Virginia, Isle of Wight Arts League, and the Capital Cricket Club, we invite you to: 1. Bring a picnic to watch the 18th century cricket match on the lawn Stroll through the 17th century pleasure garden while sipping iced tea and nibbling on light refreshments. 2. Take a tour of the oldest brick dwelling in the United States. 3. Join the Regency Society to play with an assortment of games and toys from the 19th century. 4. Play at our garden activity table. Summary: Spend the Saturday before Mother's Day weekend at Bacon's Castle! Iced tea, house tours, games and garden activity table included in general admission tickets.
General Admission: $0-8. Iced tea, house tours, games and garden activity table included in general admission tickets.
For more information, please call 757-357-5976 or email baconscastle@preservationvirginia.org.
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Mother’s Day at Bacon’s Castle External Event Page
Surry, Virginia
Venue: Bacon's Castle
Are you looking for something wonderful and unique to do for this Mother's Day Weekend? What could be sweeter that tea at the Castle? Bacon's Castle is hosting a historically inspired Mother's Day Jaunt in the Garden on Saturday, May 7th. Partnering with the Regency Society of Virginia, Isle of Wight Arts League, and the Capital Cricket Club, we invite you to: 1. Bring a picnic to watch the 18th century cricket match on the lawn Stroll through the 17th century pleasure garden while sipping iced tea and nibbling on light refreshments. 2. Take a tour of the oldest brick dwelling in the United States. 3. Join the Regency Society to play with an assortment of games and toys from the 19th century. 4. Play at our garden activity table. Summary: Spend the Saturday before Mother's Day weekend at Bacon's Castle! Iced tea, house tours, games and garden activity table included in general admission tickets.
General Admission: $0-8. Iced tea, house tours, games and garden activity table included in general admission tickets.
For more information, please call 757-357-5976 or email baconscastle@preservationvirginia.org.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Marinship Walking Tour External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Walk back in time on this guided tour of Sausalito’s historic Marinship. The Bay Model and surrounding area was a major WWII shipyard, which had a significant role in winning the war and influencing social changes in Marin County. Come and learn about the history, the extraordinary Marinship workers, and the spirit of this era. Dress in layers, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water, hat and sunscreen. Rain cancels.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
First Ladies Tea: Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Kennedy External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Join historical interpreters Laura Keyes and Leslie Goddard as they bring Mary Todd Lincoln and Jacqueline Kennedy to life in an imagined meeting at the Smithsonian Museum's First Ladies exhibition.
$35/$25FOM
For more information, please call 262-653-4141
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Trekking the Model External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Join a ranger guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5 acre hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 - 2000.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Trekking the Model External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Join a ranger guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5 acre hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 - 2000.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Little Known Historical Tales of Legendary Mothers at Patrick Henry's Scotchtown External Event Page
Beaverdam, Virginia
Venue: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
Bring your remarkable mother to meet a collection of historic remarkable mothers at Scotchtown! From the first published female American author to the first female physician, Scotchtown will be hosting an event like no other! Your ticket will include: -An interpretive production highlighting over one dozen legendary mothers through history -Interactive tea party with costumed interpreters -Guided tour of Scotchtown -Self-guided tour of our two brand new exhibits, "People, Place and Preservation" and "The Legacy of Patrick Henry: Human Rights, Liberty and Revolution." Tea from 2-4 PM, Tours offered from 10-5 PM
Seating is very limited, so reserve your tickets today! $20 per person for Preservation Virginia Members. $25 per person for General Admission
For more information, please call 804-227-3500 or email scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org.
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Little Known Historical Tales of Legendary Mothers External Event Page
Beaverdam, Virginia
Bring your remarkable mother to meet a collection of historic remarkable mothers at Scotchtown! From the first published female American author to the first female physician, Scotchtown will be hosting an event like no other! Your ticket will include: -An interpretive production highlighting over one dozen legendary mothers through history -Interactive tea party with costumed interpreters -Guided tour of Scotchtown -Self-guided tour of our two brand new exhibits, "People, Place and Preservation" and "The Legacy of Patrick Henry: Human Rights, Liberty and Revolution." Tea from 2-4 PM, Tours offered from 10-5 PM
Seating is very limited, so reserve your tickets today! $20 per person for Preservation Virginia Members / $25 per person for General Admission
For more information, please call 804-227-3500 or email scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Mothers Visit for FREE on Mother's Day External Event Page
Beaverdam, Virginia
Mothers receive free admission all day on Sunday.
General Admission except it is free for mothers
For more information, please call 804-227-3500 or email scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org.
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Mothers Visit for FREE on Mother's Day at Patrick Henry's Scotchtown External Event Page
Beaverdam, Virginia
Venue: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
Mothers receive free admission all day on Sunday.
General Admission except it is free for mothers
For more information, please call 804-227-3500 or email scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org.
Friday, May 13, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Second Friday Lunchbox Lecture Series: Third Man on the Monument The Life of Howard Cushing External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Learn how Howard Cushing and his brother Alonzo served in the same unit and are connected to a Milwaukee high school, and why Howard inspired "Star Wars" and much of modern science fiction.
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4141
Saturday, May 14, 2016
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Herb Fiesta External Event Page
New Braunfels, Texas
Venue: Conservation Plaza in our pavilion and Rose Conservatory along with the historic Forke Store
Come join the fun at the annual Herb Fiesta! As always, the festival will be held at Conservation Plaza in our pavilion and Rose Conservatory along with the historic Forke Store. Herb Fiesta is sponsored by the New Braunfels Conservation Society, Comal Master Gardeners, and Hill Country Gardens. Filled with garden groups, artisans, and vendors of all types, you will be sure to find something you can’t live without. The Comal Master Gardeners will have free food, drink, and sample of peppers. Don’t forget the Hill Country Gardens and their wide variety of garden décor and plants! Peppers are the Herb of the Year for 2016, so watch as three brave judges taste homemade salsas in our Salsa Contest at noon! Email the New Braunfels Conservation Society if you would like to enter your salsa.
Free Admission
For more information, please call 830-629-2943 or email 1nbcs@att.net.
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Salsa Contest at "HIGH NOON" External Event Page
New Braunfels, Texas
With the 2016 Herb of the Year being peppers, it is only right that at this years Herb Fiesta we will be holding a Salsa Contest! Three brave judges will be placing their tastebuds on the line as they search to find the best homemade salsa in the land. The chips will fly at 'high noon'. Come for the salsa contest, and stay for the amazing vendors! If you are interested in entering your salsa in the contest, email us at 1nbcs@att.net
Free admission!
For more information, please call 830-629-2943 or email 1nbcs@att.net.
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Civil War Lecture Series: Ramming Speed: The Rise and Fall of the Ram as a Naval Weapon
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum Explorers Theater
The advent of ship-mounted artillery, as proven during the 7 October, 1571 battle of Lepanto, proved the power of musket and cannon over ram and crossbow. It was Confederate Secretary of the Navy, Stephen Russell Mallory, who recognized that, if you built a shot-proof warship, it would be capable of ramming enemy ships without fear of destruction. Consequently, rams became a feature in every Confederate warship and influenced ship design until the introduction of the HMS Dreadnought in 1906 which featured long range heavy (10-inch) guns.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email kmclain@marinersmuseum.org.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
The Campaign and Battle of Stones River External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Fought over the new year, between December 31, 1862, and January 2nd, 1863, Stones River was considered a Union victory by the narrowest of margins. Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee achieved considerable tactical success on the 31st, but ultimately retreated from the field after a failed second effort on January 2nd, conceding the field to William S. Rosecrans. We will explore the armies involved, reasons the battle was fought, and it’s impact on the war.
$25/$20FOM
For more information, please call 262-653-4141
Thursday, May 19, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
STEAM Cafe: Skunk Hill: A Native Ceremonial Community in Wisconsin External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Venue: 5500 First Ave, Kenosha
Former State archaeologist Robert Birmingham traces the largely untold history of Skunk Hill located near Wisconsin Rapids. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4140
Saturday, May 21, 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Marinship Walking Tour External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Walk back in time on this guided tour of Sausalito’s historic Marinship. The Bay Model and surrounding area was a major WWII shipyard, which had a significant role in winning the war and influencing social changes in Marin County. Come and learn about the history, the extraordinary Marinship workers, and the spirit of this era. Dress in layers, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water, hat and sunscreen. Rain cancels.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
bay.org and the Bay Model External Event Page
Sausalito, California
bay.org has teamed up with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Bay Model Visitor Center to create the Bay Model Alliance, a not-for-profit organization that benefits the Bay Model and its educational programs by bringing the Bay, its animals, and their habitats to you! Join us at the Bay Model for these special conservation programs that are fun for the whole family!
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Celebrate the World Ocean! External Event Page
Sausalito, California
At Aquarium of the Bay we celebrate World Oceans Day through an entire week of activities and crafts, and we’re bringing some of these engaging activities to the Bay Model! Join a naturalist to help dissect the pellet, or bolus, of a juvenile black-footed albatross chick to see what these open ocean wanderers are confusing with food. You’ll find out all sorts of way you can become an ocean activist, helping protect our bay and ocean waters.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lincoln's Unorthodox Inaugural Train Journey External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Steve Rogstad discusses Abraham Lincoln's 13 day train journey from Springfield to Washington.
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4141
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Navigating the Bay External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Navigating the Bay is a great way to relax and have some fun. It can be exciting and challenging but it requires knowledge and skill to do it safely. Each bay has its own disposition and personality. In commemoration of “World Ocean Day”, let's find out how the different bays interface with the ocean and how the ocean influences our weather and tides. Join Ranger Linda to learn more.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Transparent Watercolor Society of America External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Venue: 5500 First Ave, Kenosha
Join members of the TWSA on a guided talk through the 2016 TWSA National Exhibition.
For more information, please call 262-653-4140
Monday, May 23, 2016
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Spring Lecture Series: Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
For 300 years, America's lighthouses have kept countless ships from wrecking, saved untold lives and contributed mightily to the growth and prosperity of the nation. Brilliant Beacons tells the story of these beloved coastal sentinels, and the male and female keepers who faithfully kept the lights shining and the fog signals blaring.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email kmclain@marinersmuseum.org.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
May Science Cafe:Advances in Combat Casualty Care External Event Page
Silver Spring, Maryland
Recent advancements in the ever-changing world of frontline warfighter medical care will be the focus of this talk by U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Rasmussen, director of the Combat Casualty Care Research Program at Fort Detrick (MD). Col. Rasmussen will share how the CCCRP optimizes the survival and recovery of U.S. service members in current and future operational scenarios, with a focus on treating bleeding control and traumatic brain injury. Col. Rasmussen, a decorated vascular surgeon, will also briefly review the evolution of U.S. battlefield medicine, explaining how current warfighter care has developed over the decades.
This program is free and open to the public!
For more information, please call 301-319-3313 or email daniel.g.daglis.ctr@mail.mil.
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Sonic Sea - SF International Ocean Film Festival Environmental Awardee Movie  External Event Page
Sausalito, California
2016 American Cetacean Society Presentations: The 60-minute film tells the story of how sound in the ocean (often coming from naval sonar and from commercial ships) is impacting whales and other marine life. Whales depend on sound to mate, to find food, to raise their young, and to defend themselves from predators. Increasing ocean noise is threatening these daily tasks of survival. The ocean has quite literally been transformed by human-made sound in the last century--and the film shows us how. The film features oceans protection luminaries including Sylvia Earle and Jean-Michel Cousteau; experts on ocean noise (such as Chris Clark of Cornell, Leila Hatch of NOAA, and Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research); and the performer and activist Sting, who speaks as a musician to the importance of sound. The film is co-produced by NRDC and Imaginary Forces, in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs. It was written by Mark Monroe (“The Cove,” “Racing Extinction”) and has a haunting score, by Grammy award-winning film composer Heitor Pereira (“Minions,” “It’s Complicated”), and a powerful soundtrack representing both ocean noise and the sounds of the sea. In the darkness of the sea, whales depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young, and defend against predators. Over the last century, however, human activity has transformed the ocean’s delicate acoustic habitat, challenging the ability of whales and other marine life to prosper, and ultimately to survive. SONIC SEA offers solutions and hope for a quieter ocean, and underscores that the ocean’s destiny is inextricably bound with our own. The film is narrated by Rachel McAdams and features the musician Sting, in addition to the renowned ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark, and Jean-Michel Cousteau.
$5 Donation goes toward Student Research Grants
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
12:00 AM
Animal Homes and Habitats
Easton, Massachusetts
Come explore the different animal habitats at the Children’s Museum in Easton on Wednesday, May 25th from 10am-1pm. Just like you have a home animals do to! Animals of all types of shapes and sizes have special places to live. From frogs in a bog to bears in a lair, animals are just plain fun to learn about. Don’t miss Animal World Experience’s live animal presentation at 11am! Sponsored by Llyod Animal Medical Center
9 per person members and children under 1 free
For more information, please email info@childrensmuseumineaston.org.
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Summer Open House Salon at The John Marshall House
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Venue: The John Marshall House
In the spirit of the intellectual salon gatherings of the great enlightenment, The John Marshall House is holding a Summer Salon to discuss The Great Election of 1800, in which Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams ran against each other in a most remarkable spectacle! We invite you to investigate the details and draw whatever parallels come to mind! This FREE salon will include open house access to Chief Justice John Marshall’s home with stationed interpreters available to discuss the finer points of the Great Election of 1800. Wine and snacks will be provided in the cellar, where we hope you will continue to enjoy the hospitality of the Marshall House while engaging in conversation. What is a "Salon"? A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace's definition of the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate". Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required. Please sign up here: https://preservationvirginia.wufoo.com/forms/summer-open-house-salon-x1fsxa5x004e0cu/
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Summer Open House Salon External Event Page
Richmond, Virginia
In the spirit of the intellectual salon gatherings of the great enlightenment, The John Marshall House is holding a Summer Salon to discuss The Great Election of 1800, in which Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams ran against each other in a most remarkable spectacle! We invite you to investigate the details and draw whatever parallels come to mind! This FREE salon will include open house access to Chief Justice John Marshall’s home with stationed interpreters available to discuss the finer points of the Great Election of 1800. Wine and snacks will be provided in the cellar, where we hope you will continue to enjoy the hospitality of the Marshall House while engaging in conversation. What is a "Salon"? A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace's definition of the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate". Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required. Please sign up here: https://preservationvirginia.wufoo.com/forms/summer-open-house-salon-x1fsxa5x004e0cu/
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
A Self Made Man: The Political LIfe of Abraham Lincoln External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Join author Sidney Blumenthal for a presentation and book signing about the first in a multi-volume history of Abraham Lincoln as a political genius.
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4141
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Battle of the Bombers
Stockton, California
The ultimate Fantasy Camp … dropping Bombs from a WWII bomber, shooting .50 cal Machine Guns.
For more information, please email info@stocktonfieldmusuem.org.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Civil War Surgeon Archibald S. Maxwell External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
George C. Maxwell, Esq., great-great-great grandson of Dr. Archibald S. Maxwell discusses the part that Dr. Maxwell played in two volunteer medical missions sent by the citizens of Davenport, Iowa to provide medical aid and assistance to wounded and sick soldiers following the Battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh. He will discuss how the city’s citizens organized to support the medical aid missions, what conditions Dr. Maxwell and others reported finding, and what Dr. Maxwell and others did to treat the wounded and sick soldiers.
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4141

Exhibitions

Tue, November 18, 2014 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Birds of the World Gallery External Event Page
Cambridge, Massachusetts
See the newly reopened Birds of the World gallery at Harvard Museum of Natural History which has over 750 specimens from 200 families on display!Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Thriving in every corner of the globe, from tropical forests to polar ice caps, birds vary tremendously in habit and size from diminutive bee hummingbirds to towering 10-foot-high elephant birds, flightless giants that roamed the African island country of Madagascar until the 17th century. In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the Harvard Museum of Natural History opened the new Birds of the World gallery. On the balcony encircling Great Mammal Hall, this bright, newly-remodeled gallery captures the staggering diversity of birds with many hundreds of stunning specimens representing over 200 different bird families. New exhibit displays reveal the very latest in surprising scientific discoveries about the evolution of these modern dinosaur descendants.
For more information, please call 617-495-3045
Mon, June 1, 2015 - Fri, July 1, 2016
B-36 Peacemaker Museum Third Tuesday monthly aviation oriented presentation in Fort Worth. External Event Page
Fort Worth, Texas
Venue: University of North Texas Health Science Center
The B-36 Peacemaker Museum host a monthly* aviation oriented presentation in Fort Worth. All lectures are free to the public as an educational service. Meeting are held on the third TUESDAY of each month. OUR MEETING LOCATION IS: University of North Texas Health Science Center, 1000 Montgomery Street, Room 124, Education and training Building, Fort Worth, Texas. * No presentation scheduled in December of each year. Please see our Museum website for details.
Free
For more information, please call 855-733-8627 or email info@ftwaviation.com.
Fri, January 15 - Thu, June 30, 2016
Kronprinz Wilhelm and the Prinz Eitel Friedrich External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: Mariners' Museum Library Exhibition
During two years of internment (1915-1917) at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the officers and sailors of Kronprinz Wilhelm and Prinz Eitel Friedrich constructed a replica German village from spare wood and metal found on the ships and in the shipyard, and named it Eitel Wilhelm. The sailors sold tickets for tours, produce from their gardens and hand-made objects to the tourists, all in support of the German Red Cross. When the United States entered World War I, that village was burned to the ground to make room for expansion of the shipyard. The ships were sent to Philadelphia for conversion for the US Navy, and the sailors were packed off to a prison camp in Georgia. The internment story of a crew creating a local tourist attraction to benefit their Red Cross is rare, possibly unique in history, and brings a touch of humanity to a tragic war.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketingintern@marinersmuseum.org.
Mon, February 1 - Thu, July 21, 2016
Wonders of the Arctic 3D External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: 100 Museum Drive
The Arctic has always been a place of mystery, myth and fascination. The Inuit and their predecessors adapted and thrived for thousands of years in what is arguably the harshest environment on earth. Today, the Arctic is the focus of intense research. Instead of seeking to conquer the north, scientist pioneers are searching for answers to some troubling questions about the impacts of human activities around the world on this fragile and largely uninhabited frontier. Wonders of the Arctic centers on our ongoing mission to explore and come to terms with the Arctic, and the compelling stories of our many forays into this captivating place will be interwoven to create a unifying message about the state of the Arctic today. Underlying all these tales is the crucial role that ice plays in the northern environment and the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted to this land of ice and snow.
All day; 40 min. long
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketingintern@marinersmuseum.org.
Thu, March 24 - Wed, May 18, 2016
MFA Thesis Exhibition External Event Page
Storrs, Connecticut
Please cal for details.
For more information, please call 860-486-1705 or email diane.lewis@uconn.edu .
Fri, March 25 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Friday is Story Time at the Lighthouse External Event Page
Fort Story, Virginia
Venue: Cape Henry Lighthouse
Starting March 25th, every Friday will be story time at the Cape Henry Lighthouse. Join us in the picnic area while we explore the swashbuckling seas and the deepest parts of the ocean. The stories featured in Cape Henry Lighthouse Story Time include The Whale by Cynthia Rylant, The Eagle by Cynthia Rylant, The Turtle by Cynthia Rylant and How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon. Story Time will be every Friday at 1:00 p.m. starting March 25th and ending September 2nd.
Activities included in general admission to the lighthouse
For more information, please call 757-422-9421 or email capehenry@preservationvirginia.org .
Fri, March 25 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Friday is Story Time at the Lighthouse External Event Page
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Starting March 25th, every Friday will be story time at the Cape Henry Lighthouse. Join us in the picnic area while we explore the swashbuckling seas and the deepest parts of the ocean. The stories featured in Cape Henry Lighthouse Story Time include The Whale by Cynthia Rylant, The Eagle by Cynthia Rylant, The Turtle by Cynthia Rylant and How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon. Story Time will be every Friday at 1:00 p.m. starting March 25th and ending September 2nd.
General Admission
For more information, please call 757-422-9421 or email capehenry@preservationvirginia.org.
Fri, April 22 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Hokule'a in Hampton Roads External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum
Spring 2016 will bring a true world traveler to the Virginia Peninsula. The Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a ("Star of Gladness" in Hawaiian) is circumnavigating the globe on a voyage whose goals are as impressive as they are important. Hokule'a was built by the Polynesian Voyaging Society in the 1970s, more than 600 years after any other voyaging canoe existed. The Hawaiian people were inspired to build and sail Hokule'a from Honolulu to Tahiti, proving that the incredible voyage that brought their ancestors to the islands was still possible. By traversing the globe today, they are able to better understand how Polynesians originally navigated the ocean, discovered islands and settled them. Designed an sailed using skills that very nearly went extinct, Hokule'a seeks the wisdom of all indigenous peoples in a search for ideas on dealing with global concerns applied on a global scale. Just as a vessel of exploration must carry and maintain its own limited supplies, populations need to address how they interact with their environments, both natural and cultural. Appealing particularly to students and their communities, Hokule'a brings attention to the message of M'lama Honua - "to care for the Earth" in Hawaiian.
Free
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email kmclain@marinersmuseum.org.
Tue, April 26 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Wall Sculptures - Art Exhibit External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Art Contemporary Marin presents an exhibit of wall sculptures. Roy Forest will exhibit his "Tool" series constructed of wood and metal wire; mixed media fiber sculptures by Creta Pullen; April Lelia creates sculptures from discarded materials; and Pamela Blotner's sculptures are wood and fiber. Also showing will be pieces from Claudia Chapline made from found metal objects. Join artists for a reception on Saturday, April 30 from 1pm-3pm.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
Mon, May 2 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Galapagos 3D External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum Explorers Theater
In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos Archipelago. Amongst these fascinating and remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to this unique environment. Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt from their noses. Dance with tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. Dive into the ocean with flightless cormorants and swim with tiny penguins thousands of miles from their natural habitats. // Around the archipelago, converging cross-winds and deep, cold, nutrient-rich currents have made possible a unique and bio-diverse marine oasis, which boasts everything from abundant microscopic plankton to Galapagos sharks. “Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland” is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity, all brought to life in stunning 3D. You’re invited to explore these extraordinary and enchanted islands, whose remarkable inhabitants helped change the way we understand nature.
Entry is free with Museum admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketingintern@marinersmuseum.org.
Wed, May 4 - Sat, May 7, 2016
The NGS 2016 Family History Conference External Event Page
Arlington, Virginia
Venue: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The NGS 2016 Family History Conference will find genealogists from around the country gathering in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 4–7 May 2016 for a four-day conference with more than 150 lectures on a wide range of topics. Topics like federal records, the law and genealogy, methodology, analysis and problem solving, military and land records, DNA, BCG Skillbuilding, and the use of technology. Among the local topics planned are Florida and Caribbean research. Registration for the conference and all related events opens on 1 December 2015.
For more information, please call 703-525-0050 or email ngs@ngsgenealogy.org.
Wed, May 4 - Sat, May 7, 2016
InterActivity 2016: Collective Impact - Association of Children's Museums External Event Page
Arlington, Virginia
Venue: Hosted by Stepping Stones Museum for Children; Norwalk, CT
Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this conference where we will examine the roles children’s museums can play in driving community outcomes. To solve complex problems such as kindergarten readiness and the achievement gap, it takes a community-wide effort. Children’s museums are uniquely positioned to serve as community conveners, leaders, and contributors to help resolve these complex problems. They provide a neutral yet supportive space for an entire community to consider the issues that affect children and families. These practices and partnerships form the central theme of InterActivity 2016: Collective Impact. Join ACM and Stepping Stones Museum for Children for a new kind of conference experience, one that gets attendees out into the local community as well as bringing the community into the conference. Programming will feature the museum’s collaborations with Norwalk ACTS—an integrated coalition of resources to improve children’s educational and social opportunities as well as their emotional and physical well-being—the Connecticut Energy and Efficiency Fund, Literacy How, and a public/private partnership between museum educators, health professionals, community leaders, schools, and volunteers to promote healthy lifestyles. Geoffrey Canada, known for his pioneering work helping children and families through the Harlem Children’s Zone and as thought leader and passionate advocate for education reform, will be honored at the conference with ACM’s 2016 Great Friend to Kids Award. Mr. Canada will deliver a keynote address following the award ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
For more information, please call 703-224-3100
Sat, May 7 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Transparent Watercolor Society of America External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Venue: 5500 First Ave, Kenosha
The Transparent Watercolor Society of America displays paintings by artists from across the country. The wide range of themes includes abstracts, portraits, landscapes, city scenes, and more all using the transparent watercolor painting method.
For more information, please call 262-653-4140
Sat, May 21 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Train Extravaganza Weekend! External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Venue: Kenosha Public Museum and the Civil War Museum
All makes of model trains will be on display at both the Kenosha Public Museum and the Civil War Museum. Sponsored by Kenosha Garden Railroad Society.
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4140
Sat, May 21 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Train Extravaganza Weekend! External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Venue: Kenosha Public Museum and the Civil War Museum
All makes of model trains will be on display at both the Kenosha Public Museum and the Civil War Museum. Sponsored by Kenosha Garden Railroad Society. 05/21/2016 10am - 4 pm; 5/22/2016 12pm - 4pm.
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4140
Thu, May 26 - Sun, May 29, 2016
2016 AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo; Washington DC External Event Page
Washington, District of Columbia
Venue: Walter E.Washington Convention Center
Join us in the United States capital at the American Alliance of Museums 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo to explore how the themes of power, influence and responsibility shape the work of museums in the U.S. and around the world. Museums are powerful community assets economically, culturally, educationally, and as places to convene and discuss issues of the day. They memorialize historic events and bear witness to political and social change. They strive to foster healthy dialogue and provide a venue for healing and renewal. Museums use their power to teach respect for cultural differences and foster community cohesion and sustainability. How is your museum using its power?
For more information, please call 202-289-9131
Thu, June 2 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Thursdays by the Lake Summer Concert Series External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Bring a blanket or favorite chair & enjoy live music by some of the area's hottest bands on the banks of Lake Maury. The Mariners' Museum Summer Concert Series is every Thursday night June - August. 6:00pm - 10:00pm
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.

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