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August 26, 2016 - September 24, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
The California Drought - Is It Over or Not? External Event Page
Sausalito, California
We are in a better situation than last year, but we are still in a situation of great concern. Low ground water levels and dealing with the effects of the last four years is still paying a toll on California and most likely for years to come. How much rain would we need to get us back to normal? Is there such thing as normal? Find out more from Ranger Linda.
Free
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
A Night At The Brewseum: A Craft Beer Expo External Event Page
Easton, Massachusetts
Calling all craft beer fans! The 3rd annual craft beer fundraiser, A Night At The Brewseum returns on Saturday, August 27 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at The Children’s Museum in Easton. Tastings of local craft beers, ciders, and artisanal beverages from Battle Road Brewing Blue Hills Brewery Boston Beer Works Clown Shoes Beer Downeast Cider House Farmer Willie’s Ginger Beer Jack’s Abby Brewing Lord Hobo Brewing Narragansett Beer Peak Organic Beer Revival Brewing Company Wachusett Brewing Company ….and more to come WE HEARD YOU! This year we are expanding our space for your comfort, closing Sullivan Avenue from the Museum's driveway all the way down to the intersection of Mechanic Street! Adding more elbow room will ensure that all guests enjoy the event and all that our outdoor space has to offer! Fabulous food will be available to purchase from Easton Country Club The Farmer’s Daughter The Foundry Stoneforge Grill - Easton Twins Catering Easton's own Bill’s Pizza Plus Home Brewing Competition Science of Beer Exhibit And back by popular demand, music from one of Boston’s most popular bands, WOLFPACK, performing music from the 60’s through today’s hits! 21 and older only – The Children’s Museum in Easton 9 Sullivan Avenue North Easton, MA 02356 Tickets: $30 In Advance or $35 At Door - $10 Designated Driver More information and tickets: http://childrensmuseumineaston.org/craft-beer-expo/ The fundraiser will be held both inside and outdoors in The Wild Place-the museum’s outdoor learning center, which for this one evening becomes a stunning Beer Garden. All proceeds from the event support the education programs of The Children’s Museum in Easton - an innovative “hands on” learning center, located in the Old Fire Station in North Easton village.
$30 In Advance or $35 At Door - $10 Designated Driver
For more information, please call 508-230-3789 or email jennifero@childrensmuseumineaston.org.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Pioneer Day External Event Page
Genoa, Illinois
Venue: At the buildings and grounds of the museum
Skills are demonstrated that were used by the Pioneer Families in the 1800's to include rope making, searching for gold, children games, laundry,candle making,printing press,quilting,tatting,embroidery, making of wood spoons,shelling corn,making of bean bags and playing the bean bag toss, and many more exhibits. A re-enactment of bandits and posse conflict, making of corn bread and butter, honey extraction, mountain man tools with "housing", authentic stage coach rides, and the Lions Club has a hot meal while the museum sells homemade pies.
Donations: NOTE - No vendors are present at Pioneer Day. Only pies being sold by the museum and Lions Club sells a hot meal---roasted corn, pork sandwiches with trimmings.
For more information, please call 815-784-5559 or email kvhs@atcyber.net.
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Franklin’s History comes to life with digital interactive viewing!! External Event Page
Medway Mills, Massachusetts
Venue: Almont Gallery and Studios in Medway
Join us at Almont Gallery and Studios in Medway for a unique event on Sunday August 28th at 3:00PM. A selection of vintage photos from our collection have been digitized and will be on display like you’ve never experienced before. View a photo of the 1910 FHS Basketball team: the 1932 FHS Football team: a photo of Franklin’s Finest in 1961: factory and mill photos; family photos, and much, much more. A rare opportunity to see Franklin’s History come to life with digital interactive viewing. Almont Gallery and Studios, Medway Mills, Main Street, Medway, across from Choate Park. Images available for purchase. We’d love to see you there.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Fall Open House Salon External Event Page
Richmond, Virginia
Venue: The John Marshall House
You are invited to a salon discussing how 15th century Catholic doctrine directly influenced Federal Indian Law and the repercussions still evident today. Enjoy refreshments and enlightening conversation at this FREE EVENT with special guests Chief Emeritus Ken Adams of the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe and Chief Steve Adkins of the Chickahominy Tribal Council.
Free!
For more information, please call 804-648-7998 or email johnmarshallhouse@preservationvirginia.org.
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
2016 Fall Open House Salon External Event Page
Richmond, Virginia
Venue: The John Marshall House
You are invited to a salon discussing how 15th century Catholic doctrine directly influenced Federal Indian Law and the repercussions still evident today. Enjoy refreshments and enlightening conversation at this FREE EVENT with special guests Chief Emeritus Ken Adams of the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe and Chief Steve Adkins of the Chickahominy Tribal Council.
Free!
For more information, please call 804-648-7998 or email johnmarshallhouse@preservationvirginia.org.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Great Lakes Civil War Forum External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
A day of lectures and programs about the famous Iron Brigade. See our website for a full list of events.
$60 ($50 for FOM)
For more information, please call 262-653-4141
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Civil War Lecture Series: "Keeping it Cool: Using dry-ice cleaning in the Conservation of the USS Monitor Artifacts External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum & Park
The conservation of artifacts recovered from a marine environment can often be quite challenging; largely because of the unique seafloor burial conditions of the objects. Therefore, during the conservation process, new techniques and methods are developed to overcome difficult treatment challenges. This presentation will discuss the use of dry-ice cleaning to remove corrosion from archaeological metal artifacts from the USS Monitor. Hear about how conservators identified the technique was safe, for the artifacts and the conservators, as well as how it will accelerate the Monitor conservation project.
Free for members or with museum admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email info@marinersmuseum.org.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Lecture: The Relevance of Archaeology to Sherman's Carolina Campaign External Event Page
Raleigh, North Carolina
Venue: Visitors Center
Event: Joel Lane Museum House presents a lecture on "The Relevance of Archaeology to Sherman's Carolina Campaign: Evaluating 55 Years of Material Evidence of Soldier and Civilian Sacrifices in the Cape Fear Region" by Tom Beaman. Refreshments will be served. The history of Sherman's Carolina Campaign is well told through official records and personal accounts of the survivors. Beaman will discuss what archaeology can contribute to these already well-documented events. Just prior to the Centennial anniversary of the Civil War, these sites were merely silent sentinels that stood as quiet, physical reminders of a divided past. But in the past 50 years, multidisciplinary approaches of material evidence gained through scientific archaeological research and historical records are giving new voices to these sites. This over half century of research has provided common threads of expanded historical interpretation of events, allowed for more critical documentary evaluation, and provided details for more accurate restorations of physical features. Above all, this multidisciplinary approach of material and memory have provided the most accurate portrait of the sacrifices of soldiers from both armies, as well as those of the civilians of the Cape Fear who endured the final four grueling months of the war and the years of restoration that followed. //// Thomas E. Beaman, Jr., RPA, a native of Wilson, North Carolina, has previously been a staff archaeologist for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation at Monticello, for the James River Institute for Archaeology in Williamsburg, Virginia, and for the North Carolina State Historic Sites Section. Since 2008, he has been teaching Anthropology and Archaeology courses as an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Northern Campus of Wake Technical Community College, and is also an adjunct instructor at William Peace University and Wilson Community College. Professionally, Tom has presented dozens of original research papers at regional and international archaeology conferences,
For the public: $16; Members of the Joel Lane Historical Society: $11. Advanced purchase is required, and seating is very limited. Proceeds from the event directly support JLMH's educational programming and site preservation. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.
For more information, please call 919-833-3431 or email joellane@bellsouth.net.
Friday, September 16, 2016
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Our Popular Antique Appraisal Day External Event Page
Franklin, Massachusetts
Mark your calendars for the return of our popular Antique Appraisal Day, Friday SEPTEMBER 16th at 6:00PM. 1-3 items per person at $5.00 each appraised by Nancy Weyman of Coyle’s Auction Gallery in Bellingham. No coins, no stamps, no fine jewelry and no weapons. More information to follow.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
California Coastal Cleanup Day - Marin County External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Venue: Volunteer Clean Up Sites
Take part in the 32nd California Coastal Cleanup. Join others around the State to make a difference on Sat, September 17th 9am-Noon. With over 40 sites in Marin County, check the Bay Model website for a volunteer opportunity near you. Cleanup 9am-Noon; BBQ at the Bay Model Noon-2pm.
Volunteer Clean Up Sites
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Discover the Silent City: Remarkable Women of La Crosse External Event Page
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Venue: Oak Grove Cemetery
Discover the Silent City a the Oak Grove Cemetery and participate in the reenactment of some Remarkable Women of La Crosse.
For more information, please call 608-782-1980 or email admin@lchshistory.org.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
12:00 AM
Joel Lane's Beer Garden Party External Event Page
Raleigh, North Carolina
Venue: Joel Lane Museum House Gardens
Event: Joel Lane Museum House presents Joel Lane’s Beer Garden Time: Sunday, September 18, 2016* 5:30 to 7:30 pm *Rain Date: Sunday, September 25 Location: In the gardens at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC (at the foot of Saint Mary’s St.), which is two blocks south of Hillsborough St., not far from downtown. Admission: $54 per person; $49 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society; Must be 21 years of age to attend; Advanced purchase strongly suggested through Eventbrite website. No refunds. Contact Information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: joellane@bellsouth.net; www.joellane.org The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor Joel Lane’s Beer Garden in the gardens on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm with a rain date of Sunday, September 25. It will take place at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC. Admission is $54 per person; $49 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Advanced purchase strongly suggested. Admission may be purchased by visiting Eventbrite.com and entering “Tavern Party” in the search box. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event. 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. Guests will toast his contributions to the founding of the capital city, Raleigh, at the current location of his home that was built in 1769. The event will include a beer tasting of delicious brews from area breweries. Wine will be available for those who don’t drink beer. Light hors d’oeuvres will also be served. Live Music will fill the air. For more information, visit the Joel Lane Museum House website at www.joellane.org, call (919) 833-3431, or e-mail joellane@bellsouth.net.
$54
For more information, please call 919-831-3431 or email jorllsnr@bellsouth.net.
02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Joel Lane's Block Party: A Fall Fundraiser External Event Page
Raleigh, North Carolina
Venue: Museum and St. Mary's Street
Join the Joel Lane Museum House for its fall fundraiser featuring an afternoon of local food and beer, the Counterclockwise String Band, and activities for the entire family. We will be shutting St. Mary's Street down in front of the house for food, music, and games, and the historic site will feature colonial period activities, hands-on-history, and house tours. All proceeds benefit the educational programming at the JLMH and the preservation of the historic buildings. The Joel Lane Museum House, considered the "birthplace of Raleigh," is part of a historic site managed by a non-profit 501(c )(3) corporation, the Joel Lane Museum House, Inc., which receives no governmental financial support. The site consists of three historic buildings and colonial revival gardens with period-appropriate herbs, fruit trees, and other plants.
$25 per person; $20 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society; children under 12 free; Advanced purchase strongly suggested through Eventbrite website. No refunds.
For more information, please call 919-833-3431 or email joellane@bellsouth.net.
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Joel Lane's Beer Garden External Event Page
Raleigh, North Carolina
Venue: The gardens at the foot of Saint Mary’s St.
The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor Joel Lane’s Beer Garden in the gardens on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm with a rain date of Sunday, September 25. It will take place at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC. 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. Guests will toast his contributions to the founding of the capital city, Raleigh, at the current location of his home that was built in 1769. The event will include a beer tasting of delicious brews from area breweries. Wine will be available for those who don’t drink beer. Light hors d’oeuvres will also be served. Live Music will fill the air.
Admission: $54 per person; $49 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society; Must be 21 years of age to attend; Advanced purchase strongly suggested through Eventbrite website. No refunds.
For more information, please call 919-833-3431 or email joellane@bellsouth.net.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day at Smith's Fort Plantation External Event Page
Surry, Virginia
Venue: Smith's Fort Plantation
Smith's Fort Plantation is participating in Smithsonian Museum Day Live! In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live ticket for free!
The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. Tickets will be available for download on August 1, 2016. For more information visit their website at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/
For more information, please call 757-294-3872 or email smithsfortplantation@preservationvirginia.org.
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day at Cape Henry External Event Page
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Cape Henry Lighthouse is participating in Smithsonian Museum Day Live! In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live ticket for free!
The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. Tickets will be available for download on August 1, 2016. For more information visit their website at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/
For more information, please call 757-422-9421 or email capehenry@preservationvirginia.org.
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day at Scotchtown External Event Page
Beaverdam, Virginia
Venue: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
Patrick Henry's Scotchtown is participating in Smithsonian Museum Day Live! In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live ticket for free!
The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. Tickets will be available for download on August 1, 2016. For more information visit their website at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/
For more information, please call 804-227-3500 or email scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org.
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day at John Marshall House External Event Page
Richmond, Virginia
The John Marshall House is participating in Smithsonian Museum Day Live! In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live ticket for free!
The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. Tickets will be available for download on August 1, 2016. For more information visit their website at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/
For more information, please call 804-648-7998 or email johnmarshallhouse@preservationvirginia.org.
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day at Bacon's Castle External Event Page
Surry, Virginia
Bacon's Castle is participating in Smithsonian Museum Day Live! In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live ticket for free!
The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. Tickets will be available for download on August 1, 2016. For more information visit their website at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/
For more information, please call 757-357-5976 or email baconscastle@preservationvirginia.org.
06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The Mariners' Gallery Crawl External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum & Park
Did you know that only 2% of The Mariners' Museum's vast collections are on display? For one night only, you can get up close and personal with a special selection of artifacts that are rarely, if ever, on public display! Experience the stories behind these incredible artifacts through interactive interpreters, share in conversations with curators and conservationists, and learn from collections experts. Your Gallery Crawl Passport will guide you through the permanent galleries while you sip and savor on foods and beverages related to each gallery. Now with more artifacts and a three-course food-pairing station in each gallery. Don't miss your chance to learn the secrets of the Museum!
Tickets are $55 in advance and $60 day-of the event.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email info@marinersmuseum.org.

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
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.
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.
Mon, June 27 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Maritime Mondays External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum Explorers Theater
Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings at 10 am for engaging, learning activities for children that include story time and a craft! Designed for children ages 18 month – 5th Grade.
Free with Museum Admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email kmclain@marinersmuseum.org.
Sat, July 2 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Exhibit: Bending the Lines: Women of Cartooning External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
View works from notable women in comics. Part of the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning.
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4140
Mon, August 1 - Wed, August 31, 2016
$1 Museum Admission in August: One City, One Region, One Nation, One World External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
At The Mariners' Museum and Park, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to maritime and seafaring exploration and discovery, and it is our mission to connect each visitor with the world's waters because that is how we are connected to one another. The stories we tell through our world class collection are your stories and your history. Across our nation and the world, we see daily reminders of the forces at work pulling communities apart. During these times, we believe our Museum has an incredibly powerful narrative to tell about community and what binds us together. To celebrate the community that built us, the price of admission for every visitor to The Mariners' Museum during the month of August is $1 per person, because through our water " through our maritime heritage " we are one city, one region, one nation, and one world. During the month of August, there will be engaging, immersive experiences for visitors in the galleries. Volunteers and staff members will be located throughout the Museum to tell stories and share unique information about artifacts. Guests will be encouraged to leave feedback about their overall experience through an exit survey.
$1: Every Monday, Friday, and Saturday, visitors can meet at the Chesapeake Bay Lens in the Museum's Lobby at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to hear inspiring Naval history events that took place on the respective day. Each story will be told by author and historian John V. Quarstein and will include a 30-minute talk followed by a quick tour of a gallery or particular artifact that is related to the historic event.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketingintern@marinersmuseum.org.
Mon, August 1 - Wed, August 31, 2016
$1 Museum Admission in August: One City, One Region, One Nation, One World External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
At The Mariners' Museum and Park, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to maritime and seafaring exploration and discovery, and it is our mission to connect each visitor with the world's waters because that is how we are connected to one another. The stories we tell through our world class collection are your stories and your history. Across our nation and the world, we see daily reminders of the forces at work pulling communities apart. During these times, we believe our Museum has an incredibly powerful narrative to tell about community and what binds us together. To celebrate the community that built us, the price of admission for every visitor to The Mariners' Museum during the month of August is $1 per person, because through our water " through our maritime heritage " we are one city, one region, one nation, and one world. During the month of August, there will be engaging, immersive experiences for visitors in the galleries. Volunteers and staff members will be located throughout the Museum to tell stories and share unique information about artifacts. Guests will be encouraged to leave feedback about their overall experience through an exit survey.
$1: Every Monday, Friday, and Saturday, visitors can meet at the Chesapeake Bay Lens in the Museum's Lobby at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to hear inspiring Naval history events that took place on the respective day. Each story will be told by author and historian John V. Quarstein and will include a 30-minute talk followed by a quick tour of a gallery or particular artifact that is related to the historic event.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketingintern@marinersmuseum.org.
Mon, August 1, 2016 - Fri, January 27, 2017
Humpback Whales 3D External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum & Park
Narrated by two-time Golden Globe' nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature's most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.
Free for members or with museum admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email info@marinersmuseum.org.
Tue, August 2 - Sat, September 17, 2016
The Periphery Project: Walking the Bay - Exhibition External Event Page
Sausalito, California
In February 2015 Lisa Kairos began The Periphery Project, walking a part of the San Francisco Bay Trail each week. As she walked, she photographed the bay and the shoreline, and posted the images online. The act of walking itself serves as a physical tracing, or drawing, of the bay. The bay is the geographical center of our lives here in the Bay Area, and its perimeter is a charged outline of a place. It is where earth, water, and sky meet, where development meets conservation, and where evidence of the past is there, if you look closely. She takes the visual influences from these walks into her studio, and develops art works based on the shapes, colors, lines, and atmosphere of the bay. Her show will share encaustic paintings, drawings and water media on hand-cut paper, and photographic prints, all products of these walks. You can follow the Periphery Project on Instagram (@lkairos), or visit her website at www.lisakairos.com. Exhibition Dates: August 2?September 17 Artist?s Reception: August 6, 1?3 pm.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Fri, August 26 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Pokemon Go Lure Weekend at the John Marshall House External Event Page
Richmond, Virginia
Venue: The John Marshall House
Pokemon trainers and history lovers, you can both have a good time! You can catch Pokemon and learn history at the John Marshall House all weekend! The weekend of August 26th, the John Marshall House is setting lures all day Friday through Sunday. If you show us a screenshot of a Pokemon you have caught on-site, you will receive buy-one-get-one tour admission. Whether you catch a Pidgey or a Psyduck, be sure to share it with us on social media using #pokemongojmh! This event is and August 28, 2016: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A screenshot of a Pokemon you have caught on-site = buy-one-get-one tour admission'
For more information, please call 804-648-7998 or email johnmarshallhouse@preservationvirginia.org.
Fri, August 26 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Pokemon Go Lure Weekend at the John Marshall House External Event Page
Richmond, Virginia
Venue: The John Marshall House
Pokemon trainers and history lovers, you can both have a good time! You can catch Pokemon and learn history at the John Marshall House all weekend! The weekend of August 26th, the John Marshall House is setting lures all day Friday through Sunday. If you show us a screenshot of a Pokemon you have caught on-site, you will receive buy-one-get-one tour admission. Whether you catch a Pidgey or a Psyduck, be sure to share it with us on social media using #pokemongojmh! This event is and August 28, 2016: 12:00 p.m.-? 5:00 p.m.
A screenshot of a Pokemon you have caught on-site = buy-one-get-one tour admission
For more information, please call 804-648-7998 or email johnmarshallhouse@preservationvirginia.org.
Fri, September 2 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Next Gen MUSA targeting External Event Page
Columbia, Maryland
The next generation of MUSA development based on neuro interactive technology is on display and available for testing.
For more information, please call 410-905-2777 or email larrypetcovic@jhu.edu.
Sat, September 3 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Sausalito Art Festival External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Volunteers are needed at the Bay Model Visitor Center for the Sausalito Art Festival over Labor Day Weekend (September 3-5). A 3-hour shift gets you free admission into the Festival and a t-shirt! Please contact Ranger Joanne at joanne.jarvis@usace.army.mil or 415-289-3027 to schedule a volunteer shift.
Volunteer
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Sat, September 3 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Sausalito Art Festival External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Volunteers are needed at the Bay Model Visitor Center for the Sausalito Art Festival over Labor Day Weekend (September 3-5). A 3-hour shift gets you free admission into the Festival and a t-shirt! Please contact Ranger Joanne at joanne.jarvis@usace.army.mil or 415-289-3027 to schedule a volunteer shift.
Volunteer
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Sat, September 3 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Sausalito Art Festival External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Volunteers are needed at the Bay Model Visitor Center for the Sausalito Art Festival over Labor Day Weekend (September 3-5). A 3-hour shift gets you free admission into the Festival and a t-shirt! Please contact Ranger Joanne at joanne.jarvis@usace.army.mil or 415-289-3027 to schedule a volunteer shift.
Volunteer
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Wed, September 14 - Sat, September 17, 2016
2016 Michigan Museum Assoc Conference: The Spirit of Rebirth External Event Page
Detroit, Michigan
Venue: The Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront
The 2016 Michigan Museums Association Conference will be held jointly with the American Association for State and Local History in Detroit on September 14-17. Collectively and individually, we are constantly evolving, embracing new opportunities, and reacting to forces beyond our control. Navigating these contemporary challenges, while facing an unpredictable future, requires periodically re-thinking our direction. In doing so, we rely on the past for context, examples, and inspiration. The role of a public historian is especially critical during times of transition. Meanwhile, we must anticipate changes within our profession. The shifting demographics of our audiences and our offices; the increasing pressure on our finances and partnering organizations; and questions about the relevance of our work in a nation beset by discordant political dialogue all require self-reflection. We need to review the assumptions that have served us to this point, question old processes, and ponder outdated interpretations. In the spirit of Detroit, we gather to celebrate our achievements, but with the courage to build new models for the road ahead.
For more information, please call 313-334-7643 or email lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org.
Fri, September 16 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Ninth International Conference on The Inclusive Museum External Event Page
Cincinnati, Ohio
Inclusive Museum Knowledge Community: a conference and journal founded in 2008, exploring the future role of museums, with a particular focus on how they can become more inclusive.
For more information, please call 217-328-0405 or email support@onmuseums.com.
Sat, September 17, 2016 - Sun, January 8, 2017
In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura External Event Page
Winter Park, Florida
"In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura" will be the first-ever exhibition of the art of Francesco de Mura (1696–1782)—arguably the greatest painter of the Golden Age of Naples. The Cornell Museum owns a major painting by De Mura, "The Visitation", of 1750, which is the impetus for this show. Francesco de Mura, the indisputable leader in his day of the Neapolitan School and the favorite of the reigning Bourbon King Charles VII, was the chief painter of decorative cycles to emerge from the studio of Francesco Solimena (1657–1747), the celebrated Baroque artist. De Mura’s refined and elegant compositions, with their exquisite, light, and airy colors, heralded the rococo in Naples, and his later classicistic style led to Neo-Classicism. De Mura’s ceiling frescoes rivaled those of his celebrated Venetian contemporary, Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770). Yet, today, he lacks his proper place in the history of art. This show seeks to answer why this is so: If he was so celebrated and admired in his lifetime, why is de Mura so little known today? The exhibition—which in 2017 will travel to the Chazen Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; and the Snite Museum at the University of Notre Dame—will feature more than 40 works by de Mura from such collections as Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Minneapolis Art Institute, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and other public and private collections. In addition, there will be loans from Naples, Paris, and London. Included will be the Cornell Museum’s recently acquired Solimena painting, as well as the Cornell’s newly identified oil by a follower of Solimena. Dr. Arthur Blumenthal, Director Emeritus of the Cornell, is the Guest Curator of the show, which will have a scholarly catalogue with essays by such art historians as Nicola Spinosa, former Superintendent of the National Museums in Naples and foremost expert on de Mura. Through de Mura’s
Free Admission
For more information, please call 407-646-2526
Sun, September 18 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Florida Association of Museums Annual Conference & Expo - 2016 External Event Page
Pensacola, Florida
Venue: The Pensacola Grand
History, Challenge & Innovation -- 30 Years of FAM
For more information, please call 850-222-6028
Thu, September 22 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Museums Alaska/Alaska Historical Society 2016 Conference External Event Page
Juneau, Alaska
Venue: The conference will be using a series of museums and cultural centers around downtown Juneau.
Conference Theme – “Mission Possible: Creating Opportunity” :Mission is the driving force for everything museums do. It expresses institutional focus, purpose, and role within the community. The mission is the basis for key planning, policy making, and operational decisions. The 2016 Museums Alaska Annual Meeting will be in Juneau, to celebrate the opening of the new State Library, Archives, and Museum (SLAM) facility. As the state faces a changing economic landscape, the conference will explore ways in which museums and cultural centers can create opportunities through flexible, forward-thinking approaches that are driven by mission. The 2016 Museums Alaska/Alaska Historical Society conference will be held in Juneau, Alaska, September 22-24. Interested in helping plan? Contact Hayley Chambers or Molly Conley (2016 Program Committee co-chairs) to get involved.
For more information, please call 907-306-3409 or email director@museumsalaska.org.
Sun, September 25 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Western Museums Association 2015 Annual Meeting External Event Page
Tacoma, Washington
Venue: Fairmont San Jose
The Western Museums Associated (WMA) is excited celebrate it?s 80th Anniversary at the 2015 Annual Meeting in San Jose on October 24-27. This year, the WMA is focusing on training, networking, and specific professional tracks that include Business, Leadership/Careerpath, Collections, Community Engagement, Technology, and Visitor Experiences. The 2015 Program promises to provide a multitude of perspectives representative of today?s museum landscape, and continue the WMA?s rich tradition of provocative programming and educational opportunities.
Need help asking for funding to attend a WMA Annual Meeting? Review our Justification Toolkit on our website.
For more information, please call 707-433-4701 or email wma@westmuse.org.

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