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November 16, 2018 - December 15, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Textiles of World War I External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Lecture, Trunk Show, and Panel Discussion. This special event will explore changes in American life through one particular product: textiles. Madelyn Shaw, curator at the National Museum of American History, will share the history of the American textile industry during the Great War. Her lecture will explore American efforts to deal with shortages of raw materials, interruptions in the supply chains, anti-German sentiments, and the requirements of the military and civilians in meeting the catastrophe of World War I. Historian, quiltmaker, and author Sue Reich will host a special trunk show of World War I quilts. During the 18 months of America's involvement in World War l, all normal quilt making came to a halt as women used their sewing skills to raise money for the Red Cross and our soldiers. This show will present quilts made between 1900 and 1920. The quilts reflect an often underappreciated part of World War I history. A panel discussion with both experts will follow.
Free with $1 admission!
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 or email susan@susansearway.com.
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Civil War Lecture: Rear Admiral John A. B. Dahlgren External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren is known as the "father of American naval ordnance." Dahlgren was assigned to the Washington Navy Yard in 1847 as an ordnance expert, and served there until 1863. As commander of the yard, he would establish the Bureau of Ordnance. Dahlgren is most famous for his small boat howitzer design as well as his design of the cast-iron muzzle loading shell gun known as the Dahlgren gun. Named commander of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, he maintained the blockade of Savannah and Charleston until those ports were captured by land forces commanded by William T. Sherman.
Free with $1 admission!
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
The Delta: Past and Present External Event Page
Sausalito, California
In 1850, the Sacrament/San Joaquin Delta was a much different place than today. It was part of an immense everglade system that extended into and included the Central Valley. A massive transformation occurred with the rapid population growth during and after the Gold Rush. Oak forests, hundreds of meandering rivers, and wetland nesting grounds made way for cities and farms and the increasing demand for fresh water. Find out more from Ranger Linda.
Free
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email susan@susansearway.com.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Colonial Christmas Open House 2018 External Event Page
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Joel Lane Museum House hosts its annual Colonial Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The House, decorated in traditional Colonial holiday splendor, reveals the very different way in which colonists and early Americans celebrated the Yuletide season. Meet re-enactors demonstrating scenes of 18th-century life, while costumed docents share information about the house and grounds, strains of live music fill the air, and children participate in colonial games and crafts through our "Hands-on History" program. ///// The museum store offers a lovely selection of unique gifts for all ages, and our annual bake sale features delicious local specialties and traditional delights. Warm up with a free cup of Wassail (a traditional hot spiced cider drink) while you're here!
Admission is free, and donations appreciated.
For more information, please call 919-833-3431 or email joellane@bellsouth.net.
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Wreathing of the Lions External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Lions Bridge, The Mariners' Museum and Park
Lions Bridge, The Mariners' Museum and Park. /// Join us for the annual wreathing of the four life-sized lion sculptures created by Anna Hyatt Huntington. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, and crafts. Hosted by The Bronze Door Society, the oldest, member-managed affiliate group of The Mariners' Museum and Park.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
02:30 PM - 03:20 PM
Maritime Connections: Edward Hungerford - A European Travelogue External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by Sarah Puckitt Scruggs, Curator of Photography and Archivist at the Museum. /// Join Curator of Photography Sarah Scruggs on a journey to several European cities in the 1920s and 1930s, through the photography of Edward B. Hungerford. Over the course of his lifetime, Hungerford traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe and found ways to spin these adventures off into publications. Every year, Hungerford traveled more than 75,000 miles by train just for the fun of it, according to one piece of personal correspondence referenced by the Watertown Daily Times. Hungerford eventually calculated that over the years he had ridden more than 1.5 million miles on rails, according to the same piece. Hungerford wrote for the Saturday Evening Post and Harper's Magazine and published many commercially successful books. His photographic collection includes cities and waterways in the United States, Canada, and several European countries.
Free with $1 admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Friday, December 7, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Civil War Round Table External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Visit the Museum on Friday afternoons to enjoy lunch in the Mariners' Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. On select Fridays through the fall, Mr. Quarstein will lead the conversation as we dive deep into a theme in Civil War history. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
FREE: There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
The Next 25: the Future of the Biggs Museum of American Art External Event Page
Dover, Delaware
In the spirit of Fred Wilson's landmark exhibition, Mining the Museum, the Biggs Museum has invited seven scholars to explore important cultural absences within its collections, interpretation, and public programs-to find and add underrepresented perspectives of America's historical minorities. These researchers will be looking critically at the Biggs, and American art museums generally, to describe new and better ways of incorporating the experiences and artistic accomplishments of African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, the LGBTQ community, Native Americans, the disabled and of women. ////// As the Biggs Museum of American Art finishes celebrating its 25th anniversary, we are taking time to reflect on the institution's past to frame its goals for public inclusivity and cultural equity for The Next 25 years. This day-long symposium is free to the public thanks to the support of the Delaware Humanities Forum.
Free or $15 to include lunch
For more information, please call 302-674-2111 x110 or email rlynch@biggsmuseum.org.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakfast with Santa External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts! Tickets include admission to the Museum for the day.
$10 for Members, $12 for General Admission, children 2 and under FREE.
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 or email susan@susansearway.com.
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Civil War Lecture: Last Days of the Monitor External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center. /// Christmas Day 1862 was a joyful day for the Monitor Boys. Great food, cannon demonstrations and camaraderie filled the hearts and minds of the heroes of Hampton Roads. Yet, that evening their thoughts turned serious as Capt. John Pyne Bankhead told them of the order sending Monitor south. They all knew their ship was unseaworthy, and some feared passing Cape Hatteras. The USS Monitor left Hampton Roads under the tow of USS Rhode Island on 29 December. It encountered a fierce storm on the afternoon of 30 December. Heavy seas overwhelmed the ironclad with only 47 of its crew of 63 surviving as Monitor sank in the early morning of 31 December. Indeed, the little ship that had saved the nation was no more.
Free with $1 admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Friday, December 14, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Civil War Round Table External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Visit the Museum on Friday afternoons to enjoy lunch in the Mariners' Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. On select Fridays through the fall, Mr. Quarstein will lead the conversation as we dive deep into a theme in Civil War history. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
FREE: There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Bay Model Wants You!!! External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Become part of Sausalito's very own attraction known around the world! We have a variety of volunteer positions that are suited for people just like you! Greet visitors, lead tours, work with school groups, and more! Come and be a part of one of the largest working hydraulic models in existence. Join us for a brief orientation at 10:00 am on Saturday December 15! For more information, contact Park Ranger Joanne Jarvis at 415 289-3027 or by e-mail at joanne.jarvis@usace.army.mil.
Free
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email susan@susansearway.com.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Bay Model Wants You!!! External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Become part of Sausalito's very own attraction known around the world! We have a variety of volunteer positions that are suited for people just like you! Greet visitors, lead tours, work with school groups, and more! Come and be a part of one of the largest working hydraulic models in existence. Join us for a brief orientation at 10:00 am on Saturday December 15! For more information, contact Park Ranger Joanne Jarvis at 415 289-3027 or by e-mail at joanne.jarvis@usace.army.mil.
Free
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email susan@susansearway.com.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakfast with Santa External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts! Tickets include admission to the Museum for the day.
$10 for Members, $12 for General Admission, children 2 and under FREE.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Introduction to Scrimshaw Workshop External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by The Mariners' Museum's Manager of Public Programs Mark Arduini and Lynn Zelesnikar, master engraver. Learn the history of scrimshaw, the art of engraving and carving on bone or ivory. Popular during the golden age of whaling, scrimshaw was a creative way for sailors to pass the time and make keepsakes for loved ones at home. You'll be instructed in scrimshaw technique and make your own scrimshawed piece to take home. (Recommended for ages 10+)
$25 for Members; $40 for guests
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Liberty Ships and the Lesser Known Facts External Event Page
Sausalito, California
A WWII emergency shipyard once operated 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 has gotten lost 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 or email susan@susansearway.com.

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.
Sat, May 19 - Mon, December 31, 2018
Answering America's Call Exhibition External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village.
$0 - $13.95
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Sat, September 1, 2018 - Sun, September 1, 2019
Please Check our Exhibition Schedule External Event Page
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Please check our website for the current and future Exhibitions at our Gallery.
Free
Sun, October 14, 2018 - Sun, January 27, 2019
Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera  External Event Page
Fort Worth, Texas
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a major survey of works by Laurie Simmons (American, born 1949), organized by Andrea Karnes, senior curator, with full support of the artist. This exhibition will showcase the artist’s photographs spanning the last four decades, from 1976 to the present, a small selection of sculpture, and two films.
Tue, October 16 - Sat, November 17, 2018
Two Views: Marin Landscape Kathleen Lipinski & Steve Emery - Art Exhibition External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Husband and wife, Steve Emery and Kathleen Lipinski have created landscape paintings and prints from the natural beauty of Marin for 40 years. They received the Marin County Cultural Treasure Award for their work in the visual arts and community volunteerism. Kathleen's oil paintings combine her love of nature with a dedication to realism, attention to detail, and her ability to capture the quality of light. Limited edition prints from her original paintings capture the color and detail of her unique style. Steve works with intimate portraits of Marin landscape, primarily in acrylic on paper with an eye for the abstract in the natural world around us. Their art has won many awards and is widely exhibited throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Free
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email susan@susansearway.com.
Fri, October 19, 2018 - Sat, March 2, 2019
SOUTHBOUND: PHOTOGRAPHS OF AND ABOUT THE NEW SOUTH External Event Page
Charleston, South Carolina
Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South. Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina. Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.
Free
Tue, November 20, 2018 - Sat, January 26, 2019
The Sausalito Renaissance and the birth of Mid-Century Modern in Sausalito - Art Exhibition External Event Page
Sausalito, California
The Artists, Poets, and Impresarios of the Late 1940's in Sausalito. //// When World War II ended in 1945, men and women who had fought to overcome tyranny abroad came home and sought to create lives with renewed purpose. The upheaval that changed the sleepy town of Sausalito to an industrial factory for the war effort was winding down. Aspiring artists, writers and musicians began returning home and enrolled in schools like the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Academy of Art) to study and enter their chosen vocations. Sausalito was primed to host this post-war "avant garde" and play a key role in influencing the San Francisco Renaissance. Sausalito was about to have its own artistic Renaissance. This collection from the Sausalito Historical Society displays Sausaltio's own Renaissance.
Free
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email susan@susansearway.com.
Tue, November 27 - Sat, December 1, 2018
2018 NAI National Conference External Event Page
New Orleans, Louisiana
Venue: New Orleans Marriott
The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) professional association for those involved in the interpretation of natural and cultural heritage resources in settings such as parks, zoos, museums, nature centers, aquaria, botanical gardens, and historical sites. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year, the theme for the 2018 NAI National Conference, “It’s Our Time,” is an opportunity to reflect on the important role interpretation has played in the past, to analyze the profession in the present, and how we can improve to shape a better future.

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