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August 21, 2018 - September 19, 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lecture: "Our Little Monitor" External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum and Park -Huntington Room of the Museum
Presented by Dr. Jonathan White, co-author of Our Little Monitor. /// On March 9, 1862, the USS Monitor met the CSS Virginia in battle in Hampton Roads, Virginia. This was the first time ironclad vessels would engage each other in combat. For four hours, the two ships pummeled one another as thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers and civilians watched from the shorelines. Although the battle ended in a draw, this engagement would change the very nature of naval warfare. The "wooden walls" of navies around the world suddenly appeared far more vulnerable to political and military leaders. At the same time, in the weeks after the Battle of Hampton Roads, Americans developed their own ideas for improving the Monitor or for sinking the Virginia. Dr. White will discuss some of the inventions devised by terrified northerners, as well as the legacy of the USS Monitor in American life and culture since its sinking on New Year's Eve 1862. The lecture will be held in the Huntington Room of the Museum.
Free with $1 Museum admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Why the Bay Model is Important Today External Event Page
Sausalito, California
The Bay Model was state of the art in 1957 and functioned as a scientific research center for the US Army Corps of Engineers for almost 50 years when it was retired in the year 2000. Can an obsolete physical model still have an important function today? You bet it can. Join Ranger Linda to learn more and be introduced to two new exhibits.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Thursday, August 30, 2018
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Blood Drive at The Mariners' Museum and Park External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
The Museum is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive this August. The drive aligns with our exhibit, Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of America's involvement in the "war to end all wars." Blood donation has its roots in in WWI. The first blood depot was established by an Army doctor in advance of a battle during the war. The American Red Cross was a valuable resource to those serving in World War I and several Red Cross facilities in Newport News provided support to soldiers and sailors in the area. Please join us in saving lives by signing up to give a blood donation today! Register here or Call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Participants can also visit, and enter ?Mariners? to schedule an appointment.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Saturday, September 1, 2018
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Meet the Objects Conservator External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by Assistant Objects Conservator, Paige Schmidt. Maritime Connections lectures are free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited. //// This is a new lecture series presented by The Mariners' Museum and Park staff. Go behind the scenes of the Museum and explore our collection while learning about the work the staff does. You are likely familiar with the impressive and high-profile conservation treatment of the USS Monitor by the Mariners' Museum and Park's skilled team of archaeological conservators. However, the Museum also houses more than 32,000 artifacts in the General Collection, including 18,000 three-dimensional objects, which also require the tender, love and care of conservators. Join Assistant Objects Conservator, Paige Schmidt, for an inside look at the conservation treatment, preventive care, and technical analysis of some of the institution's treasured artifacts, and learn more about the stewardship of "America's National Maritime" collection. Registers at
$13.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids. Maritime Connections lectures are free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Antique Engine Jamboree & Powerfest External Event Page
East Meredith, New York
See a wide variety of farm machines, antique vehicles, tractors, outboard motors, model engines and see the Museum's steam power plant at power the mill. Popular features include a 1926 Ahrens Fox Pumper Firetruck and the 1957 Nash Metropolitan Hook and Ladder Fire Truck Ride from the Catskill Game Farm. The Museum’s Steam Team operate the wood-fired steam boiler and steam engines. Hands-on kids activities, BBQ, pie, local bluegrass music, and demonstrations in the Mill round out the Antique Engine Jamboree.
$9/adult, $7/senior. Kids 12 and under receive free admission
For more information, please call 607-278-5744 or email
Saturday, September 15, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
California Coastal Cleanup Day - Marin County External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Take part in the 34th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Join others around the State to make a difference on Saturday September 15th from 9am to Noon. With over 40 sites in Marin County, check the Bay Model website for a volunteer opportunity near you.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Civil War Lecture: Battle of Galveston External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center ///// Learn about the epic battle between two wooden "cottonclads," CSS Neptune and CSS Westfield, and six Union ships. Hear about the surprising defeat of a Union ship, USS Harriet. When Major General Prince John Magruder was assigned commander of the district of Texas, he immediately sought to regain the fame he had achieved on the Virginia Peninsula as the "Hero of Bethel." On 1 January 1863, Magruder organized a land and naval attack on the Federal forces occupying Galveston, Texas. Using two cotton-clads, CSS Bayou City and CSS Neptune, the Confederates were able to force the destruction of USS Westfield and capture the USRMS Harriet Lane. Galveston would remain under Confederate control until the war's conclusion.
Free with Museum admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email


Wed, May 27, 2015 - Mon, December 31, 2018
100 Years of Collecting External Event Page
Kinderhook, New York
Venue: CCHS Museum & Library building
Since its founding, Columbia County Historical Society has grown considerably with the acquisition of numerous collections objects, four historic properties, and the development of an active research library. Some of the Historical Society's early acquisitions are on view for the first time in many years; other institutional documents and objects will be on exhibit for the first time. In addition, new acquisitions, old favorites and often overlooked objects will be on display in our recently revitalized gallery spaces. ////// ////// Ongoing during Visitor Hours:see our website.
$5.00 Adults, FREE: Children, Students and CCHS Members
For more information, please call 518-758-9265
Sat, February 3 - Mon, December 31, 2018
Sailor Made Exhibition External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw ? carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers ? is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts. Over hundreds of years, many began additional hobbies using materials they had on hand to fill their time while traveling the oceans. Visitors to the exhibition will see works of art, scrimshaw, and decorative knotwork, commemorative and household items that will provide a glimpse into the daily lives of those who made their livelihoods on the sea.
Free with Museum admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Fri, May 25 - Mon, September 3, 2018
$1 Admission at The Mariners' Museum and Park External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum, Anna Room
The Mariners’ Museum and Park seeks to unite people. May 25th through Labor Day, admission to the Museum will be reduced to $1 per person to engage as many people as possible because through the world’s waters, through our shared maritime heritage, we are all mariners. We are all connected to the world’s waters and, regardless of who or where we are, we are united as one global community through our shared maritime heritage. Everyone’s story has ties to the water – perhaps by career, family, or leisure – and The Mariners’ Museum and Park is here to tell your story. We are your museum. //// Group Tours Groups of 15 or more are required to book in advance, whether participating in a program, guided tour, or simply coming to the Museum for the $1 admission. This allows groups to gain quick admission to the Museum and is required to prevent back-up in the general admission line. To book a group tour, please contact Bree Kitchens, Group Sales Coordinator, at (757) 591-7731
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Wed, June 6 - Wed, August 29, 2018
Every Wednesday this summer: Miercoles Maritimo  External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: 100 Museum Drive
Designed for children 18 months to 8 years old. FREE with Museum admission. Fun for children! Join us Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. throughout the summer for engaging Spanish learning activities, including storytime and a craft! /////// PLEASE NOTE, there will be no Miercoles Maritimo program on July 4th, due to observance of Independence Day.
FREE with Museum admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Sun, June 10 - Sun, September 16, 2018
Fort Worth, Texas
Known for his collaborations with pop icons and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) has blurred the boundaries throughout his career between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the exhibition is a major retrospective of his paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings. The exhibition, titled Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases the artist’s astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, the continued threats of nuclear power.
Mon, June 25 - Mon, August 27, 2018
Maritime Mondays for the Summer External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Designed for children 18 months to 8 years. Fun for children! Join us Monday mornings throughout the summer for engaging learning activities, including storytime and a craft! //// For Spanish learning activities, storytime and a craft, check out Miercoles Maritimo on Wednesdays at the Museum. Mondays starting June 25 thru August 27 except for July 2nd.
Free with $1 admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Mon, July 23 - Sat, August 25, 2018
Behind-the-scenes viewing of USS Monitor Collection every Saturday Through Aug 25 External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Come view items from the USS Monitor Collections storage, which is not typically not open to the public. Learn how we use the collection to understand the history of the little ironclad that saved the nation. Please meet on the ground floor of the Batten Conservation Complex. Times are 10:30 AM -11:30 AM and 1:30PM -2:30PM every Saturday through Aug 25. Viewings will be at 10:30AM-11:30AM and 1:30PM-2:30PM.
Free with $1 admission. Times are 10:30AM-11:30AM and 1:30 PM-2:30 PM every Saturday through Aug 25.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Mon, August 6 - Fri, August 31, 2018
Conservation Corner External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
1:30 PM - 2:30PM ON SELECTED DATES: August 6,8,13,15,17,20,24,27,29, 31 ///// Presented by Mariners' Conservation Staff: Learn about the complex steps involved in conserving artifacts, including parts of the USS Monitor. Hear from Museum conservation staff members about how they use chemical fingerprints, x-rays, infrared imaging and more to learn about and conserve important historical artifacts. For more information, including topic schedule, visit
Free with $1 Museum admission. 1:30 PM - 2:30PM ON SELECTED DATES: August 6,8,13,15,17,20,24,27,29, 31
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Fri, August 17 - Sat, September 29, 2018
Charleston, South Carolina
In late 2015, Italian artist Hitnes embarked on a twenty-city road trip throughout America with the goal of retracing the endeavors of John James Audubon in the 19th century. Audubon’s ambitious goal was to document all of the birds in the country, and these well-known drawings made up his book The Birds in America. Captivated by the enormous scope of Audubon’s goal, Hitnes traveled across the country, aiming to cover in three months what Audubon did in as many decades. Hitnes’s journey on one hand allowed him to explore the state of the birds nearly two centuries after Audubon encountered them. But it also became an all-encompassing performance project in which he gathered materials and made sketches, created public murals, and documented his interactions with a wide range of Americans in video. Hitnes’s exhibition will document his journey, elaborating on what it is that drives a person to dedicate multiple decades of their life to pursuing an obsession like Audubon did.
Sat, September 1 - Sun, September 30, 2018
$5 Admission to the Mariners' Museum and Park External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
The Mariners' Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets. The Museum is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$5 with non-perishable food item donation.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Mon, September 10 - Wed, September 12, 2018
Utah Museum Association 2018 Annual Conference  External Event Page
Salt Lake City, Utah
Venue: University Guest House & Conference Center
Museums: A Catalyst for Belonging. As professionals we feel comfortable in museums, but what about the communities that we are preserving and representing? Do new staff, board members, volunteers, and recent arrivals to the neighborhood feel like welcome voices in our institutions? Simply put, do people that come into our spaces feel like they belong there? Museums should be venues for conversation and understanding, creating safe spaces for dialogue through narrative, collecting, programming, and discovery. Beginning to address belonging and diversity issues can be daunting and are often fraught with missteps. How can we learn from the experiences of colleagues both within and outside the museum field to remain committed and successful in creating a culture of belonging in Utah Museums?
Wed, September 12 - Sat, September 15, 2018
Museums Alaska: 2018 Conference External Event Page
Venue: Nome, Alaska
The 2018 conference will be held in Nome, Alaska, September 12-15th. Please check our website for more information.
Wed, September 19 - Sun, September 23, 2018
2018 Association of Nature Center Administrators Summit 2018 September 19th-23rd, McAllen, TX Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center External Event Page
Logan, Utah
Venue: TX Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center
ANCA Summit 2018 in McAllen, TX at the Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center. If you've been dreaming of checking these things off your bucket list: Attending a conference just for nature center leaders ///// Starting relationships with about 150 nature and environmental learning center administrators ///// Joining a global network of 650 nature center leaders ///// Hearing about the latest trends in the nature center field ///// Exploring the nature center netowkr in th Rio Grande Valley of Texas ///// Attending a conference in a beautiful 1930s adobe mantion on 20 acres of conserved land where 230 bird and butterfly species can be spotted ... then the ANCA DREAM BIG SUMMIT 2018 is for you!

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