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September 23, 2018 - October 22, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bird Watching on the Noland Trail External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum Park
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
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Medical Museum Science Caf' : Finding the Bullet: X-Ray Imaging of Injury and Disease, from World War I to Today External Event Page
Silver Spring, Maryland
Venue: 2500
Radiologists find and localize objects of all sorts, from bullets in wounded service members to the modern localization of cancer and its response to therapy. Learn how radiology evolved from the labs of the late 19th century to the battlefields of World War I, and fast forward to how artificial intelligence is shaping the future of radiology. FREE. No RSVP required.
For more information, please call 301-319-3303 or email
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Daniella Dimitrova Russo: Think Beyond Plastic - American Cetacean Society - SF Bay Chapter External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Since 2009, Think Beyond Plastic has led the shift away from fossil fuel-based plastics towards bio-based, bio-benign materials from renewable sources and associated manufacturing, and innovative consumer and business products specifically designed to handle these new materials. ///// Daniella Russo's approach leverages a blended executive experience in high-tech, Fortune-500 businesses and NGOs. She launched Think Beyond Plastic to address a growing consumer and business demand for sustainable alternatives to conventional plastic. Think Beyond Plastic approaches plastic pollution as an untapped entrepreneurial and investment opportunity, and an innovation challenge. Open to the public and is free of charge. Donations are greatly appreciated and will fund cetacean research and education programs. ///// Daniella Russo is a serial entrepreneur. As an executive and a member of the founders' team of leading Silicon Valley high-tech businesses Frame Technology (desktop publishing) and Internet pioneer Infoseek (search), she led the development of award-winning product design, dramatic growth of online community and two successful IPOs. As an executive with Xerox-PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) she led the commercialization of a natural language technology, which became the underlying search technology for Oracle, Netscape browser and a myriad of emerging search engines. As an executive at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), she directed the company to address the emerging Internet service provider market, and introduced the first ever family of low-cost, NEBS-compliant Internet servers and managed networks. Ms. Russo led the formulation of Sun's strategy for service providers and its launch into Telecommunications, a subsequent major strategic direction for Sun. As a founder and CEO of PlanetStop and Mindzone Inc, Mr. Russo pioneered the concept of keiretsu as the key for success in the early days of the Web1.0. She believes in entrepreneurship and the power of innovation and is passionate about mentoring entrepreneu
Open to the public and is free of charge. Donations are greatly appreciated and will fund cetacean research and education programs.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Saturday, September 29, 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.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Saturday, October 13, 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.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Sunday, October 14, 2018
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
The Noland Trail Marathon and Relay External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum Park
Part of the Mariners' ARRRtober Festival, The Noland Trail Marathon & Relay will give runners the opportunity to race the ONLY event run on the beautiful Noland Trail in The Mariners' Museum Park. Runners can take on this challenging run solo, or team up with friends and do it as a relay. Relay teams may have up to 5 members. To achieve the marathon distance, runners will run 5 laps on the trail, and a short section of course before and after each trail lap. For a 5-person relay team, each runner will run one lap. Teams made up of less than 5 runners will still need to complete the 5 laps, but can decide on their own who will complete each lap. /// Race registrants will receive free access to the Mariners' ARRRtober Festival as part of their after party, which will include craft beer tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, live music, and family-friendly activities. Registration is limited to the first 1,000 registrants. This event is produced by Flat-Out Events. For more information, including cost and race logistics, visit: .
$95 for Marathon; $85 for Relay
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The Mariners' ARRRtober Festival External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum Park
The Mariners' ARRRtober Festival is a family-friendly event in the Mariners' Museum Park featuring pirate-themed activities all day long! The event will be held in The Mariners' Museum Park, and will begin with The Noland Trail Marathon and Relay, hosted by Flat-Out Events. The festival fun will begin at 1 p.m. with live music, craft beer tastings, food trucks, pirate storytelling, Scallywag School, pumpkin painting, hayrides, and more! Entrance to the festival is $2. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets for tastings of craft beer, wine, or cider, are $25. This event is rain or shine. No refunds will be given.
$2 general admission. Children under 3 are free.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Saturday, October 20, 2018
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mornings at the Museum External Event Page
Silver Spring, Maryland
NMHM is introducing Mornings at the Museum for families with children who have physical, cognitive, and/or sensory issues. The program features early entrance to the museum, human anatomy activity stations, and a break space. Call 301-319-3312 for information. ///// Recommended for families with children ages 3 and up. Reservations required. Space limited to a maximum of 25 children. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (301) 319-3303 or by email.
FREE and open to the public! Reservations required.
For more information, please call 301-319-3303 or email
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! Contact Park Ranger Joanne Jarvis 415.289.3027 or email
For more information, please call 415-332-3871 or email
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Civil War Lecture: USS Cairo External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center. /// One of the first Union ironclads constructed, USS Cairo was a City-class gunboat built at Mound City, Illinois, by James Eads. This class of ironclads gave the Union a tremendous advantage during operations along the Mississippi. The Cairo fought at the battles of Plum Point Bend and Memphis before being assigned to the Yazoo Pass Expedition. On 12 December 1862, Cairo became the first warship sunk by a hand-detonated torpedo.
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
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
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, 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.
Tue, September 4 - 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 Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$5 with non-perishable food item donation.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
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!
Fri, September 21 - Mon, September 24, 2018
2018 Oklahoma Museum Association Conference External Event Page
Edmond, Oklahoma
Venue: The 2018 Conference Hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Edmond Conference Center
Theme: Reaching New Heights: Best Practices for Elevating Your Museum. 2018 Conference Discount Rate limited slots have been filled. Look for early bird rates in spring 2018. Thank you to the following exhibitors who have committed to being exhibitors at the 2018 OMA conference; Back40 Design /// Certified Folder Display Service, Inc. /// Exhibit Concepts, Inc. /// Martin&Martin Design /// Oklahoma Arts Council /// Oklahoma Department of Libraries /// Southwest Solutions Group, Inc. /// The Donning Company Publishers /// University of Central Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts /// University of Oklahoma College of Professional and Continuing Studies /// University of Oklahoma Press /// University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies /// Vann & Associates /// Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art.
Sun, September 23 - Thu, September 27, 2018
Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) 2018 Annual Conference  External Event Page
Seattle, Washington
Venue: All meetings, program sessions, General Sessions, and Exhibit Hall events will take place at the Was
The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Annual Conference is the largest, most comprehensive zoo and aquarium professionals’ event in the country. The Conference offers attendees valuable networking and learning opportunities, and the chance to explore cutting-edge product and service providers. Attending the AZA Annual Conference provides opportunities to: Explore ideas and best practices with more than 150 education program sessions ///// poster presentations ///// and round-table topic discussions ///// Discover successes and lessons learned from a community of veterans and young professionals – large and small facilities alike ///// Experience new technology and services in a diverse Exhibit Hall featuring more than 150 companies and organizations showcasing their latest products ///// Connect with more than 2,800 dedicated colleagues at AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos who share a common vision to protect and save species. Hosted by the Seattle Aquarium and Woodland Park Zoo.
Sat, September 29 - Tue, October 2, 2018
ASTC 2018 Annual Conference - Association of Science - Technology Centers External Event Page
Hartford, Connecticut
Venue: Connecticut Science Center in Hartford
Thank you to everyone who made ASTC 2017 a great success, especially our host The Tech Museum of Innovation and our sponsors! Save the dates—next year’s conference will be hosted by Connecticut Science Center, September 29–October 2, 2018. Make this premier global networking and professional-growth event part of your 2018 staff-development and budget planning now.
Sun, September 30 - Wed, October 3, 2018
Florida Association of Museums Annual Conference 2018 External Event Page
Naples, Florida
Venue: Ritz-Carlton Naples
Monday's evening events are sure to enchant history buffs, nature-lovers, and car enthusiasts alike. Our first stop is at Historic Palm Cottage, Naples' oldest house (1895) and a rare example of tabby mortar construction. Next up is the Collier Museum with its native gardens and historic exhibits. We'll end the evening at the Revs Institute, where you'll see some of the rarest and most important cars ever built. //// Need pointers on writing a successful grant application? Or advice on finding funding opportunities? The conference offers several options. IMLS Grants: Tips and Techniques for Success is scheduled for Monday. Funding Collection Storage through Grants is on Tuesday. And then on Wednesday, representatives from the Florida Department of State will lead a discussion about available funding and application tips. Questions welcome. //// Sponsorships are a great way to get noticed at the FAM conference. Reach over 300 museum professionals by sponsoring one of the special events planned for this year's conference. All sponsors will receive a listing in the program, recognition and signage at your sponsored event, and acknowledgment in the October FAM News. Find out what opportunities are available.
For more information, please call 850-222-6028 or email
Sat, October 6 - Mon, October 8, 2018
Path Through History External Event Page
Owego, New York
Path Through History Weekends: June 16 – 17, 2018 and October 6- 8, 2018. //// Path Through History Weekends showcase New York State’s rich and fascinating history and will feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state. New York’s new Path Through History helps you discover, experience and appreciate the state’s amazing past. /// Visit for more information.
Sun, October 7 - Tue, October 9, 2018
Iowa Museum Association 2018 Conference External Event Page
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Venue: Country Inn and Suites
The Iowa Museum Association annually holds a statewide conference to provide professional development and networking opportunities. The Annual Meeting of the Iowa Museum Association is also held during the annual conference, which moves around the state. the IMA Conference will be held in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa. The UNI Museums, UNI Gallery of Art, James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls Historical Society, and Hartman Nature Reserve will all be utilized for conference venues. Country Inn and Suites is the conference hotel.
For more information, please email
Mon, October 8 - Wed, October 10, 2018
Southeastern Museums 2018 Conference External Event Page
Venue: Jackson, Mississippi
The Southeastern Museums Conference is one of the largest and friendliest regional museum associations in the nation, representing twelve states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Known for its creative programs and exciting evening events, SEMC's "all in one" registration encourages informal interaction between Resource Expo exhibitors and meeting participants. SEMC's Annual Meeting and Resource Expo are perfect formats for businesses to directly reach museum decision-makers. Museum leaders in many different disciplines include directors, curators, registrars, exhibit designers and educators. Resource Expo hours and activities are scheduled to encourage maximum traffic and exposure for your products and services.
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.
Wed, October 17 - Sat, October 20, 2018
2018 Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) conference External Event Page
East Meredith, New York
Join Hanford Mills & SPOOM and Explore the Power of the Past: Hanford Mills Museum (HMM) is the host site for the 2018 Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) conference. Time will be allocated for attendees to spend plenty of time exploring HMM’s water- and steam-powered site. The Mill complex includes a sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shops all in one building. An operating mill site since 1846, for most of its commercial life Hanford Mills was owned and operated by the family of David Josiah Hanford, who purchased the mill in 1860. Your visit will feature demonstrations of historic mill machinery and the 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel.
Wed, October 17 - Sat, October 20, 2018
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums 2018 Annual Meeting External Event Page
Baltimore, Maryland
Venue: Conference Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton – Baltimore Inner Harbor
We are divided as a nation–politically, socially, culturally. But museums are one place where Americans can come together–to learn, to think, to enjoy, to see ourselves reflected, to understand others who are different, and to heal. Museums have a significant role to play in igniting dialogue and change in our communities through dynamic programs, collections, and exhibitions–the sky is the limit. Whether you are an emerging professional or a seasoned veteran,​ the MAAM Conference is the place to find the most up-to-date information to make your museum thrive. Join us in Baltimore, Charm City, and the place for fun, food and great museums– for the 2018 Annual Conference. Our sessions will spark you​r​ creativity and offer practical solutions and workable models for making museums really matter in their communities. Envision change, implement new ideas, take action, and ​secure funding. Museums matter now.
For more information, please email .
Fri, October 19, 2018 - Sat, March 2, 2019
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.
Sun, October 21 - Wed, October 24, 2018
Western Museums Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting External Event Page
Tacoma, Washington
Venue: Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WN
The theme of the 2018 Annual Meeting is INSPIRE, and will focus on the ways museums inspire action, change, and unity. The Western Museums Association’s (WMA) Annual Meeting is known as a premier venue for those who work in the museum industry to exchange ideas and best practices, network with colleagues, and learn from each other by attending valuable sessions. Attendees come away inspired and energized about their profession. Upon returning home, they seek out opportunities to grow and further the creative culture that is the foundation of our society. The 2018 Program promises to provide a multitude of perspectives representative of today’s museum landscape, and continue the WMA’s rich tradition of provocative programming and educational opportunities.

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