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July 1, 2016 - July 30, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Independence Day Open House 2016 External Event Page
Raleigh, North Carolina
Venue: Buildings and Grounds
The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor its 25th annual Independence Day Open House on Monday, July 4, 2016 from 11:00 am to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are requested. 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. The house will be open and staffed by costumed docents who will be available to answer questions. On the grounds, living historians will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and visitors will be able to participate in hands-on activities such as writing with a quill pen or making rag dolls. There will be old-fashioned crafts and games for the children and free lemonade for all. The garden in its full summer glory will be on view, and herbs and trees from the gardens will be for sale. In addition to outdoor activities, the 1769 plantation manor house, the circa 1790 “kitchen” building, and the Visitors Center and Museum Store will be open.
Free; Donations accepted
For more information, please call 919-833-3431 or email joellane@bellsouth.net.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
First Thursday" Speaker Series External Event Page
Dahlgren, Virginia
Featuring Dr. James Colvard, former technical director for the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren and deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management. Scheduled for June 2 and July 7, each session will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will address Dahlgren’s evolution and its expected contributions to the Navy of the future.
Free
For more information, please call 540-663-3680 or email dahlgrenmuseuminfo@gmail.com.
Friday, July 8, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Second Friday Lunchbox Lecture Series: The 19th Illinois and its Colorful Commander, Colonel John B. Turchin External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Bring your lunch to the Museum for an afternoon lecture.
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4141
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Museum Crawl External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Collectively known as, "That Thing at the Museum with the Beer". Start at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum and crawl your way to the Kenosha Public Museum, sampling hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine from local restaurants and vendors with crazy games and photo-ops along the way.
$40 ($30 for FOM)
For more information, please call 262-653-4140 or email broth@kenosha.org.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Civil War Lecture Series: "Going through the Batten Conservation Complex's Lab Fridge" External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum & Park
In addition to the large number of metal artifacts in the USS Monitor collection, there are also about 700 organic-based objects. Ranging from common gaskets containing fabric to sophisticated garments and wooden gun tools, all of these artifacts spend some time in our walk-in refrigerator before being conserved; some of them are still there awaiting treatment. This presentation will provide an overview of the vast organic collection recovered from the Monitor's wreck site and discuss how conservators within the Batten Conservation Complex at The Mariners' Museum and Park are stabilizing these artifacts for future generations. The conservation treatment of a wool pea coat recovered from the turret in 2002 will be highlighted.
Free for members or with museum admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email info@marinersmuseum.org.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friends of the Museum Art Fair External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Peruse through fine art and crafts, listen to live music and sample delicious food at the Friends of the Museum's 52nd annual Art Fair.
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4140
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Member Appreciation Day External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum & Park
If you're a new Member of The Mariners' Museum or even if you?ve been a Member for many years, we would like to help you start your exploration! Docent-led tours will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and a Behind-the-Scenes tour will be held at 1 p.m. Register by contacting your Membership Coordinator.
Call registration for price inquiry
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email membership@marinersmuseum.org.
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
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Sharks of War: The U.S.S. Indianapolis Disaster of 1945 External Event Page
Silver Spring, Maryland
Before World War II, experts dismissed sharks as a serious threat to service members. Then in 1942, the U.S. Navy received reports about horrific attacks on castaways adrift from sunken ships and downed airplanes. Many of these reports proved to be true. Soon after the war, diving pioneers sought out sharks, expecting the worst because of the shark attack stories. Instead, they found an animal less to be feared than understood. Join Robert Cantrell, filmmaker and shark researcher for a presentation on the history of shark attacks and how the "fear of sharks" impacted the Navy's policy in World War II as well as present-day knowledge of sharks.
FREE! Open to the public.
For more information, please call 301-319-3303

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.
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.
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.
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
Tue, May 10 - Fri, July 15, 2016
Turret Drainings External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum & Park
Conservators in the USS Monitor Center's Batten Conservation Laboratory at The Mariners' Museum and Park will drain the 90,000-gallon treatment tank that houses USS Monitor's iconic revolving gun turret this summer. Excavation and treatment will continue, as conservators plan to remove and replace the old treatment system, clean the interior and exterior of the object, and remove interior plating from the artifact. Behind these interior plates, the team is likely to find more artifacts associated with life onboard and about the sinking of USS Monitor. Public behind-the-scenes tours will be offered May 10th through July 1st at select times. Tours include a walk through the award winning Ironclad Revolution exhibit, an insider's look at the Batten Conservation Complex, and the chance to go inside the turret tank, within inches of this iconic object; and visitors will get to handle some rarely seen USS Monitor artifacts.
For more information, please call 757-952-0465 or email hpiner@USSMonitorFoundation.org.
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.
Fri, June 10 - Fri, July 29, 2016
If it is Friday - then Find the Boat - a scavenger hunt adventure contest! External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram so you don't miss any clues!
Ahoy Mateys! Join us in the Museum this summer for #FindtheBoat. Win a 7-day cruise for two from Carnival! Every Friday beginning June 10 and concluding July 29, we will post a clue on Instagram leading you to a boat or boat model currently on display in the Museum. Decipher the clue to discover the location of the boat, then snap a photo of (or, selfie with) the boat for a chance to win a week-long Carnival cruise for two, along with other fantastic prizes! The grand prizes will be drawn at a special #FindtheBoat party at the Museum on August 15th. Each week we will unveil a new clue, and a new chance to win. Become a Member to receive free admission and play every week! Clues will be released at 10 AM every Friday with submissions due the following Friday by 10 AM The weekly winner will be announced by 12 PM each Friday. The last weekly winner will be selected on Friday, August 5. Clues, prizes, and winners will also be listed on our website once released.
To enter the contest, you must find the correct boat, take a picture of the boat, and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #FindtheBoat. The shared photo will serve as one entry to the weekly prize drawings worth around $100, and the grand prize, runner-up, and third place prizes. Be the first to find the boat, and you'll receive TWO entries for the grand prizes.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email jsusnock@marinersmuseum.org.
Tue, June 14 - Sat, July 30, 2016
Transformation - Art Exhibit External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Bibby Gignilliat started painting after being inspired at a class offered by Nicholas Wilton. She then moved to collage/mixed media after studying with Michael Cutlip and Lorraine Lawson. She has a love of bold colors and geometric shapes which she brings alive with whimsy and joy on wood panels. Her playful style is messy and fun as she likes drawing outside the lines on the canvas and in life. Reception June 25, 1-3 pm
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
Mon, June 27 - Fri, July 1, 2016
Teacher Professional Development Workshop External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum & Park
Professional Development Workshops are designed to provide educators with new insights into creating more engaging and stimulating lesson plans for their students. Each day-long session will focus on essential background and activities that teachers can take back to the classroom. Workshops can be taken for recertification points. The cost is $55 per workshop per day. The price includes the workshop, teaching materials, lunch and admission to The Mariners' Museum. Discounts given when registering for four or five workshops. For larger groups, please ask about school district discounts
The cost is $55 per workshop per day. The price includes the workshop, teaching materials, lunch and admission to The Mariners' Museum. Discounts given when registering for four or five workshops. For larger groups, please ask about school district discounts
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email kmclain@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

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