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July 18, 2018 - August 16, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Photography Workshop Series, Part 2 External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
The Mariners' Museum and Park is a wonderful place to explore and a fantastic place to take pictures. Brock Switzer, the Museum's Photographer and Digital Imaging Specialist, will lead a three-part photography workshop series that will develop your photography skills as you explore the Museum. Please join us for one of these classes or all three! ////// In part two, on July 21, we will focus on composition and creativity. We will capture beautiful photographs by combining our technical and creative skills. Please bring your digital camera with manual controls for this workshop. We will take a lunch break; please bring your lunch or plan to eat in our cafe'.
Tickets are $40 per session and $25 per session for Members.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Liberty Ships and the Lesser Known Facts External Event Page
Sausalito, California
It is 76 years since the first ship was constructed at Marinship, the emergency shipyard, once located right in here in Sausalito. Over the years Liberty Ships have become an icon of WWII. We know a lot about the shipyards, the Liberty Ships and the people who built them but there is more to this story that is slipping away in time. Come and join Ranger Linda to find out some of the lesser known important facts that bring this incredible story alive again. Program will include a tour of the Marinship Exhibit located inside the Bay Model Visitor Center.
Free
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Sunday, July 22, 2018
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bird Watching on the Noland Trail External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: Please meet at the Lion's Bridge.
Take to the Trail, and join members of The Hampton Roads Bird Club for a bird watching workshop! Learn how to identify local species, and learn about their natural history. Please meet at the Lions Bridge. Note, there is limited parking at the bridge. Additional parking is available at Harvey Field, located along Museum Drive, which is a half-mile walk from the Lions Bridge.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Confronting "Shell Shock": The American Experience during World War I External Event Page
Silver Spring, Maryland
During World War I, war-related psychological trauma was considered a new manifestation of psychiatric breakdown. American military medicine was challenged by establishing an entirely new medical specialty while treating the stricken service member and assuring an anxious public back home. Explore American psychiatrists' understanding of "shell shock" and what lessons they did "or did not" learn from their experience. Presenter: Rachel Levandoski is an historian in the Office of the Secretary of Defense Historical Office and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (301) 319-3303 or by email to: USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil
For more information, please call 301-319-3303 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil.
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Dr. Shawn Johnson: "Not Just Seizing Sea Lions: How Domoic Acid is Impacting Southern Sea Otters" External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Join ACS San Francisco Bay Chapter for an inspiring presentation by Dr. Shawn Johnson, The Marine Mammal Center Director of Veterinary Science. Dr. Johnson will present "Not Just Seizing Sea Lions: How Domoic Acid is impacting Southern Sea Otters." Domoic acid is a biotoxin produced by harmful marine algae. It can cause acute seizures and long-term brain damage in a variety of marine mammals and humans. Hundreds of California sea lions showing signs from domoic acid toxicity are rescued each year by The Marine Mammal Center for treatment. In the near shore environment, sea otters feed on a variety of prey types such as crabs that can be accumulate high levels of the deadly toxin. The Center recently rescued and rehabilitated two adult sea otters exhibiting neurological signs attributed to domoic acid intoxication. These are the first otters known to be diagnosed and treated for this disease. This talk will detail the otter?s rescue, rehabilitation, and new post-release monitoring technology which will allow us to better understand the long term affects of domoic acid on individual sea otters and the population. Dr. Shawn Johnson joined The Marine Mammal Center in 2012. His role as Director of Veterinary Science is to guide the science team's study of marine mammal health issues around cancer in sea lions, toxic algae poisoning effects, and harbor seal health analysis, among others. Dr. Johnson is no stranger to the Center having completed the student extern program and later, becoming an adjunct veterinarian. He has also worked with the Alaska Sealife Center, Alaska's fish and wildlife services, the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, the Oiled Wildlife Care Network and the Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis. He most recently worked as a clinical veterinarian with the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Iowa State University where he received his degree in veterinary medicine, UC Davis where he received a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, and also UC Davis where he most recently
American Cetacean Society - SF Bay Chapter $5 Donation goes toward Student Research Grants
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Saturday, July 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Photography Workshop Series, Part 3 External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
The Mariners' Museum and Park is a wonderful place to explore and a fantastic place to take pictures. Brock Switzer, the Museum's Photographer and Digital Imaging Specialist, will lead a three-part photography workshop series that will develop your photography skills as you explore the Museum. Please join us for one of these classes or all three! ///// In part three, on July 28, we will take part in a live critique of our images, with useful tips to take our photography to the next level. Please bring your digital camera with manual controls for this workshop. We will take a lunch break; please bring your lunch or plan to eat in our cafe'.
Tickets are $40 per session and $25 per session for Members.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Trekking the Model External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Join a Ranger or docent on a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 - 2000.
Free
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Drinking History Talk: Ginger Beer in the Americas External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
From our earliest days, brewing has been a part of the American tradition. One of the first fermented beverages brewed in the Americas was ginger beer, which got its start in the Caribbean in the late 1400s and quickly spread throughout the colonies. The beverage can trace its roots back to Sir Thomas Harriott, a scientist and mathematician who, during the 1585 Roanoke voyage, is the first of the British explorers to record making beer in the New World. Harriott’s descendants settled throughout the Caribbean and over the subsequent centuries became one of the leading families in the salt-production industry in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They reside in the Caribbean to this day. Georgia Belk, a 13th-generation descendant of Thomas Harriott, has been working to keep island traditions alive by bringing traditional fermented ginger beer back into the mainstream. In this enlightening talk, Ms. Belk interweaves colonial history, family lore and the culinary past to create a fascinating portrait of brewing and living in the Caribbean.
FREE for Museum Members; $5 plus $1 Museum Admission for guests.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Longleaf Pine Basket Weaving Workshop External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by Wisteria Perry, Manager of Interpretation and Community Outreach. ///// In this basket weaving workshop, you'll learn how to weave baskets from the needles of the longleaf pine, a tree once common in Virginia and long prized for its utility in shipbuilding.
Tickets are $10 for Members and $20 for guests.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Maritime Connections: AUG WWI Posters and Propaganda External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by Bill Barker, Museum Archivist. 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. Join Archivist Bill Barker as he examines World War I era posters from the Museum's collection. These pieces of propaganda played an important role in galvanizing public opinion and shoring up support for the war effort. Learn how this pairing of pithy phrases and dramatic artwork elicited such a strong reaction from the public and significantly impacted how the country thought about war.
Free with Museum admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Trekking the Model External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Join a Ranger or docent on a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 - 2000.
Free
For more information, please call 415-332-3871

Exhibitions

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 marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
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
$1
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
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 marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Sun, June 10 - Sun, September 16, 2018
TAKASHI MURAKAMI: THE OCTOPUS EATS ITS OWN LEG External Event Page
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.
Tue, June 12 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Blue Tape Installation - Art Exhibit External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Artist Ellen Litwiller will "draw" on the walls with blue tape the flora and fauna that live in and visit the greater SF Bay. Come by and experience what it is like to stand next to a life size humpback whale or to be submerged in a greater than life size eelgrass with pipefish and herring!
Free
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
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 marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Tue, July 10 - Tue, July 31, 2018
USS Monitor Center Gallery Tours with John Quarstein External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Renowned historian, John Quarstein, will give a tour of the USS Monitor Center, home to the Civil War ironclad's iconic gun turret. Learn the incredible story of the USS Monitor's creation, battle, sinking and recovery from Mr. Quarstein, the Director Emeritus of the USS Monitor Center. Allow 35 to 40 minutes for the full tour. Tours start at 2 pm. Tour Dates are July 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 31.
$1
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Fri, July 13 - Fri, August 10, 2018
Civil War Round Table: The Generals of the United States Army External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Park Cafe'
Stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. On select Fridays starting July 13 through the August 10th, John will lead the conversation as we dive deep on a theme in Civil War history. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the cafe'. All Civil War Round Table Discussions begin at 12:30 p.m.
Free
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Wed, July 18 - Sat, July 21, 2018
Concurrently AMM-IAM Conference will be held with the Visitor Studies Association (VSA) Conference. for 2018 External Event Page
Chicago, Illinois
Venue: Hilton Chicago
Fostering Transparency, Strengthening Public Trust: Chicago, July 2018! The Association of Midwest Museums is partnering with the Illinois Association of Museums to host a joint annual conference in Chicago, IL on July 18-21, 2018. The AMM-IAM Conference will be held concurrently with the Visitor Studies Association (VSA) Conference. The concurrent conferences will share a few key activities, including the keynote speaker and exhibit and resource hall, and will feature parallel tracks of workshops and breakout sessions. We encourage attendees to register for both conferences, to gain access to a variety of professional development opportunities. Special rates apply for dual registrations!
Fri, August 3 - Tue, August 14, 2018
USS Monitor Center Gallery Tours with John Quarstein External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Renowned historian, John Quarstein, will give a tour of the USS Monitor Center, home to the Civil War ironclad's iconic gun turret. Learn the incredible story of the USS Monitor's creation, battle, sinking and recovery from Mr. Quarstein, the Director Emeritus of the USS Monitor Center. Allow 35 to 40 minutes for the full tour. Tours start at 2 pm. August Dates are 3, 10, and 14.
$1
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Wed, August 8 - Sat, August 11, 2018
40th annual conference of The Association of African American Museums (AAAM)  External Event Page
Hampton, Virginia
Venue: Hampton University Museum
AAAM has reached a milestone: 40 years of gathering the black museums field together for advocacy, professional development, and collaboration. Hosted by the Hampton University Museum, marking its 150th anniversary, the 40th annual conference of AAAM will be held in Hampton, Virginia, August 8-11, 2018. The conference will be inspirational and aspirational, reflective and forward-looking. While change sweeps our political and cultural landscape, African American museums anchor our communities and remind us how to persist and thrive. Our museums draw on the history and culture of rich legacies that prevail through peril, and we have much to celebrate. With that in mind, this conference will expand an understanding of the important roles of African American museums in all walks of life including the arts, sciences, social justice activism, advocacy, and leadership from the past to the present and beyond. This occasion provides an opportunity to look at how our museums function in the pragmatic terms of collections stewardship, fundraising, operations, community engagement, programming, and marketing.
Fri, August 17 - Sat, September 29, 2018
Hitnes: THE IMAGE HUNTER: ON THE TRAIL OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON External Event Page
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.
Free

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