Sat, November 16, 2019 - Mon, September 7, 2020
Toys Ahoy! A Maritime Childhood
Newport News, Virginia
Adventure is out there! Toys Ahoy! A Maritime Childhood is a new and fun exhibition that connects the young and the young at heart. /////
Most people may not think of toys as museum artifacts, but the toys are a reflection of our ideas of play and childhood. With almost 100 different items on display to excite everyone of all ages, the collection includes: children's books, interactive board games, card games, puzzles, toys such as wood and paper battleships and motorized miniature engines, and many other historic toys and collectibles from years gone by. ///// Visitors can fulfill their inner kid joy with family-friendly activities, such as:
*Play a larger-than-life game inspired by the Battle of Hampton Roads // *Hop in a sailboat and "experience" life at sea // *Dress up as a scuba diver, pirate, or mermaid with silly hats // *Have fun with lots of puzzles and games // *Hear audio book readings // *View cool videos of toys at play, and more! ///// Come explore your childhood again and delight in this wonderful exhibition as you stroll down memory lane with Toys Ahoy! You can't help but smile and laugh as you reminisce over the incredible items that connect our past to the present, and maybe even get a glimpse into the future at America's National Maritime Museum!
Free with $1 admission
Wed, January 1 - Mon, September 7, 2020
Seizing the Moment: The Evolution of Action Photography
Newport News, Virginia
Seizing the Moment, The Evolution of Action Photography features 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.
Wed, January 1 - Sat, October 31, 2020
2020 Fundraiser Quilt Raffle
Kettle Falls, Washington
"Mothers of the Morning Sun" created by local artist BUTCH BOVAN. Tickets on sale at the Center or purchase directly from our Board Members & Volunteers. $1.00 each. Need not be present to win - We will ship free in USA - Winning ticket to be drawn October 2020. Go to our website to see the quilt.
If interested in tickets by mail, EMAIL US
Wed, January 1 - Thu, December 31, 2020
Monthly 2nd Sunday Friendly Hours for a family member, friend, or loved one that needs a tailored museum experience?
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. ///// Space is limited, so please register in advance to let us know you are coming. ////// PLEASE NOTE: This is a recurring event that takes place on the second Sunday of every month. Hours are 9AM-11AM from January through May, and September through December. Hours change in the summer for May, June and July from 5PM-7PM.
$1 per person - Space is limited, so please register in advance to let us know you are coming.
Mon, March 2 - Mon, December 28, 2020
Maritime Mondays - Every Monday at 10:30 AM
Newport News, Virginia
Designed for children 18 months to 8 years. FREE with $1 Museum admission.
Fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters with story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to 8 years.
This program is included in the $1 Museum admission. FREE for Mariners' Museum Members.
Sun, May 3 - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Mariners' Craft Beer Festival - POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2020 - Dates Pending
Newport News, Virginia
May 3rd date is being rescheduled. /// Great beer, good food, and live music! The eighth annual Mariners' Craft Beer Festival will feature more than 50 craft beers for tasting from over 20 local, regional, and national breweries in the unique setting of The Mariners' Museum's outdoor courtyards. Breweries will have representatives at each tasting tent to answer questions, and select brewery speakers will give "beer talks" on the hour from 1 - 3 p.m with a special sample at each talk. Live music will be provided by Hey! Hey! Hooligan and Esoteric Ramblers. Local food trucks on site. ///// The Festival will also include one-off beers to taste in the fan-favorite "Cask-Off" competition. A continuing tradition at this event, select breweries will prepare their best version of a cask ale. This unfiltered and unpasteurized beer is traditionally served through a hand pump at around room temperature. Event participants will vote for their favorite cask ale, and the winning brewery will receive a special prize. ///// Advance tickets are $35, and $45 for the day of the event. Members can purchase advance tickets for $30, and non-drinker tickets are available for $15. The ticket price includes a wristband for 20 (4-ounce) tastings, a commemorative tasting glass, live music, beer talks by brewery representatives, and admission to the Museum for the day. Visit MarinersMuseum.org/BeerFest for tickets. /////
The brewery lineup for 2020 will include: [as of 2/13/20] Alewerks, Back Bay, Billsburg, Bold Rock, Bull Island, Caiseal, Cape Charles, Devils Backbone, Elysian, Golden Road, Goose Island, Heavy Seas, Larry's Lemonade, New Belgium, New Realm, O'Connor, Oozlefinch, Sly Clyde, Smartmouth, St. George, Starr Hill, That Damn Mary, Tradition, and Wicked Weed. Noon to 5 pm.
Tickets: Advance $35 / Day-of $45 / Non-drinker: $15
Thu, June 4 - Thu, December 31, 2020
WheatonArts Family Art Workshops
Millville, New Jersey
Have fun creating and learning from home with a collection of WheatonArts Family Art Workshop video tutorials! Great for all skill levels and ages, each tutorial is paired with engaging discussion questions and links for further learning. A new video is added every week!
Fri, June 12 - Thu, December 31, 2020
Millville, New Jersey
This exhibit in the Down Jersey Folklife Center at WheatonArts explores commonly shared topics among South Jersey cultures, such as beliefs, stories, legends, rituals, and occupational traditions. Interpreted through objects, archives, and educational programs are three major themes: 1. Becoming Someone Else - the use of masks in rituals and celebrations of various cultures; 2. Learning from a Master - featuring South Jersey artists who have participated in the Folk Art Apprenticeship Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts; 3. Behind the Story - exploring how legends, stories, and beliefs of these diverse communities become visualized in artworks. ///// The exhibition reflects our region's extremely diverse community and aims to bring together artists and audiences of multiple cultural backgrounds in shared artistic experiences. Extensions of the exhibit include educational activities, on-site projects, video screenings, and round table discussions. ///// Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, please check our website at www.wheatonarts.org for updates about reopening and exhibit times. Thank you.
Wed, June 17 - Thu, December 31, 2020
People, Place, Process: 50 Years of Glassmaking at WheatonArts
Millville, New Jersey
Venue: Wheaton Arts and Culture Center
This exhibition in the Museum of American Glass focuses on the evolution of WheatonArts as a vital arts organization! Honoring 50 years of glassmakers at the Center, visitors will discover collaborations that artfully combine vision, artifacts that serve as muse, and the tools that connect skills across time.
Looking at the history of WheatonArts as represented by the collection of the Museum of American Glass, one can see themes of creativity reflected through people, place, and process. Combined, these themes and the artworks that exemplify them, tell a story of the exploration of creativity specific to WheatonArts. ///// This exhibition displays artworks and artifacts from the collection of the Museum. Through these tangible pieces, we hope to convey the intangible qualities that make WheatonArts a creative sanctuary - the people who allow creativity to flourish, the place steeped in the glassmaking tradition, and the process of balancing skill with vision. //// Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, please check our website at www.wheatonarts.org for updates about reopening and exhibit times. Thank you.
Fri, June 19 - Thu, December 31, 2020
WWII-FOCUSED EXHIBIT, FIGHT TO THE FINISH: THE FINAL YEAR PREMIERS FATHER?S DAY WEEKEND AT THE LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and likely the last milestone for most of those that served in uniform. On Friday, June 19, to commemorate significant events and celebrate the Allied victory in World War II, The Lone Star Flight Museum will premier an originally curated exhibit called, Fight to the Finish, 1945: The Final Year. //// After years of combat, the Allied forces finally closed in on Germany and Japan. By 1945, some of the largest and most powerful air raids in history were bringing a decisive end to World War II. In Europe, in the Pacific, and at home, American men and women gave everything to defeat the Axis Powers. The Fight to the Finish exhibit explores the air war that final year and the road to victory. //// The exhibit, created by LSFM, features wartime images, a historical timeline, personal accounts and rare wartime artifacts from the Lone Star Flight Museum archives including bomb pins from 30 missions that
include data about each flight, a flak jacket with holes from shrapnel during an airstrike, a Kamikaze pilot helmet and many more. //// 'The Art of Persuasion" - Once again, highlighting the wide-ranging archives of the Lone Star Flight Museum, a 20-piece World War II original poster exhibition will be on display throughout the Waltrip Hangar as part of the Fight to the Finish program. When the U.S. entered World War II, posters were produced by the thousands to rally support on the home front, encourage participation in the war efforts, and in some cases, highlight the consequences of
non-support. The poster campaigns of WWII were mass produced from paintings, drawings and artful interpretations by hundreds of artists from around the country. The display gives a glimpse into the climate of the nation during WWII and how the power of persuasion and propaganda messaging was used on the home front and on the front lines.The exhibition of rare original posters was made possible by collector and Lone Star Flight Museum volunteer
and pilot Tim Hahn. "The Art of Pers
Tickets to the museum are available online or at the museum ticket desk. Now through June 30, 2020 discounted tickets available at $5 for children ages 4-11,
and $10 for adults 12 and up. Children under the age of 4 are free. No other discounts or coupons can be
applied to this special ticket offer. Memberships are also currently available at a discounted rate.
The museum currently has social distancing guidelines in place for all visitors and members.
Wed, July 1 - Thu, July 30, 2020
The 61st Annual McCleary Bear Festival - July Dates not confirmed
The 60th Annual Bear Festival has something to offer for everyone of all ages. Whether you are a vendor and would like to display your goods or maybe in a group who would like to join the parade, you may have a softball team to participate in the softball tournament. The Bear Claw Derby or the Fun Run are some more exciting ways to be involved. If you would like to learn more on how to be involved then call for more details.
Wed, July 22 - Sat, July 25, 2020
Association of Midwest Museums and Wisconsin Federation of Museums 2020 Conference
Venue: Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Association of Midwest Museums and Wisconsin Federation of Museums 2020 Joint Conference: ***Due to Covid-19, we will be delaying the 2020 AMM-WFM Joint Conference. Registration deadlines will be updated as soon as possible. The Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) and Wisconsin Federation of Museums (WFM) are teamed up to host a joint conference in Milwaukee in 2020! We look forward to welcoming our colleagues from all eight Midwestern states to Wisconsin for diverse professional programming, opportunities to visit local museums, and a chance to explore the City of Festivals during it’s peak season. The 2020 Joint Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.