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May 30, 2016 - June 28, 2016
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
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.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
World Ocean's Day Waterway Cleanup External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum & Park
World Oceans Day is celebrated across the planet on June 8. It is a time to reflect upon our connections to our waterways and commit to keeping them clean and healthy. Here in Hampton Roads, and around the world, water sustains human life: it provides us with food, transportation, recreation, and commerce. The Mariners' Museum Park sits at the juncture of two iconic bodies of water: Lake Maury and the James River. Please join us as we celebrate World Oceans Day, learn about water's role in our future, and maintain our local aquatic treasures.
Free
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email kmclain@marinersmuseum.org.
Sunday, June 5, 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
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
K2 and the Invisible Footmen - Tiburon International Film Festival External Event Page
Sausalito, California
K2, located on the border between Pakistan and China, is the second-highest mountain on Earth. K2 and the Invisible Footmen documents the unsung efforts of the indigenous porters who for decades have facilitated the ascent of the Earth's second-highest mountain. In their striving to perfect their craft, these mountaineers provide a fresh look into the cultures and national traditions of Pakistan, a country typically portrayed in the foreign media as merely a land of conflict and sectarian strife. Documentary, Pakistan/USA/Brazil; Director: Lara Lee
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
The Once and Future Ocean Lecture External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum & Park
Beginning with a discursive analysis of the most pertinent issues relating to the present condition on both land and sea, Peter Neill's ONCE AND FUTURE OCEAN lecture provides a persuasive argument for how sustainability and careful use can establish a new paradigm for adaptation to a changing climate, and around which to build a new post-industrial, post-consumption based global community. This fundamental shift is directed toward the creation of a new "hydraulic society" wherein water in all its cycles and circles will determine how we live - from our buildings and cities to adaptations to extreme weather and climate change to the structures of governance by which we will succeed in an increasingly populated world.
Free for members; $5 for non-members
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email kmclain@marinersmuseum.org.
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
CWW Media Club: The Widow of the South External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Read and discuss Robert Hicks' work 'The Widow of the South,' a nominee for the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War fiction.
$10/$5FOM
For more information, please call 262-653-4141
Friday, June 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Second Friday Lunchbox Lecture Series: The 19th Indiana Color Guard at Gettysburg External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Phil Spaugy tells the stories of the men of the 19th Indiana who carried the regimental colors on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4141
Saturday, June 11, 2016
10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
41st Annual Arts & Craft Fair External Event Page
Middletown, Pennsylvania
Venue: Hoffer Park
Arts and Crafts, Kids Zone, Food, Entertainment, Ride the Rails for Cancer, Baking Competition, Auto Show and more ...
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Civil War Lecture Series: Where are we in the conservation of the Turret? External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum Explorers Theater
Here at the Monitor Center we often get asked "what's happening with the treatment of the turret?" To hear the answer to that question, this presentation is for you! The lecture will discuss the treatment of the turret to date and describe the current and projected plans for the long-term preservation of the giant artifact.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketingIntern@marinersmusuem.org.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Juneteenth Celebration
Ashland,, Virginia
Venue: Blackwell Auditorium
The Black Studies Program at Randolph Macon College and The Hanover County Black Heritage Society present: Juneteenth Escape To Freedom in Drama and Song "The Fields Family and Freedom's Fortress" Presented by Ajena Rogers and Drusilla Pair.
For more information, please email awjefferson@rmc.edu.
Thursday, June 16, 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.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
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
SCIENCE: Tangled Web: Plankton, Plastics, and Us External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Why is our Bay so deliciously green? Discover all the microscopic life of the Bay and how they affect our dinner! We’ll delve into how the oceans are changing with a tide of plastics that have weaved themselves into our food web. Make your own plastic free artwork and discover more about the massive food web of the San Francisco Bay and where we fit in.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
The History of Climate Change External Event Page
Sausalito, California
We hear a lot about climate change but how did it go viral? How was it discovered and why is it so political? Why is the subject so confusing? Is the term climate change just a politically correct way of saying global warming? Are people really instrumental in changing the temperature of the planet? Join Ranger Linda to learn more.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email Susan@susansearway.com.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Transformation - Artist Reception 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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat, June 11 - Sun, June 12, 2016
A Salute to Freedom External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Celebrate some of the finest Civil War soldiers of the Midwest- the famous Iron Brigade, March, cook and drill with these men and find out what made them truly giants in the battle. 06/11/2016 10am to 4 pm// 06/12/2016 11am - 3pm.
Free
For more information, please call 262-653-4141
Mon, June 13 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Camp Flintlock Summer Day Camp 2016 External Event Page
Raleigh, North Carolina
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm: For: 1st- to 5th-Grade Children. Children must have completed the 1st grade but not the 7th (i.e., a child should be approximately 7–12 years old). Activities Include But Not Limited To: Quill & Ink Writing· Print Making· Sword Fighting Cord Making· Paper Quilling· Journal Making Necklace Making· Candle Making· Doll Making Colonial Games· Store· Tour of Joel Lane Museum House Cooking Demo· Firearms Demo· Fire-Starting Demo Daily Music Demonstrations· Daily Singing Daily Readings and History Lessons Lots of Fun and Learning! Led by Mr. & Mrs. Tim Langdon: Camp Directors Since 1999. For more information or to register: www.campflintlock.com
$240: A Portion of the Proceeds Benefits the Joel Lane Museum House.
For more information, please call 919-833-3431 or email joellane@bellsouth.net.
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.
Wed, June 22 - Fri, June 24, 2016
2016 Annual Conference for Washington Museum Association External Event Page
Yakima, Washington
Venue: Tacoma, Washington
Share your expertise, gather panelists to debate a topic and create a learning opportunity!
For more information, please call 206-296-8688 or email eric.taylor@4culture.org.
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.

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