Upcoming Events at the Mariners Museum






First Thursdays:

Sept. 5, 5:30-8:30

Oct. 3, 5:50-8:30

Nov. 7, 5:30-8:30

Dec. 5, 5:30-8:30

Looking for something fun to do after work on the first Thursday of every month?  First Thursdays is a free social event featuring live music, a 50/50 raffle and food & adult beverages for purchase. As an added bonus, there will also be a select gallery or exhibition open during each event at no charge. The Mariners’ Museum will stay open later for the first Thursday, September through December.

For more information, please visit www.MarinersMuseum.org/FirstThursdays

Civil War Lecture Series: Build Your Own Ironclad

Sept. 14, 1pm

This lecture series highlights the continuing story of the USS Monitor, which is unfolding everyday in the Batten Conservation Complex at The Mariners’ Museum.  Mariners’ Museum and NOAA curatorial and conservation staff will present these informative, illustrated presentations in the Museum’s Roper Theater.

Conservation staff will use various artifacts to detail Ericsson’s unbelievable effort to construct an ironclad in 100 days.

For more information, please visit MarinersMuseum.org or call (757) 596-2222.

Lecture Series: Directors Shawn Efran and Adam Ciralsky present The Project

Sept. 19, 7pm

Join us on International Talk Like a Pirate Day as Emmy-award winning directors Adam Ciralsky and Shawn Efran will screen their new documentary, The Project.  Recently premiered at the Tribecca Film Festival in New York, the film is a gripping, real-life war thriller exposing an unknown, anything-goes battle for control of the seas in one of the most dangerous places on earth: the Somalian coast.

The scourge of Somali piracy has been devastating the Middle East and North African shipping industries for nearly a decade. As a country with no functioning central government for over twenty years and no military training permitted under UN sanctions, Somalia has been largely powerless to curb the increasingly bold and violent actions of the pirates.

Ciralsky and Efran have won numerous awards, including 3 Emmys, a Peabody, a Polk Award for Outstanding Television Reporting, and a Barone Award for Excellence in National Affairs/Public Policy Journalism.  Both directors will be on-hand to discuss the film and do a post-screening Q&A.

This event is free and open to the public; members are encouraged to reserve a seat by calling (757) 591-7715. For more information, please contact Bryan Hill at bhill@MarinersMuseum.org or (757) 591-7749.

Pirates Pack the Park

Sept. 21, 10am-5pm

Official count at 2pm

Ahoy me Mateys, gather ye’ scallywags, privateers and buccaneers and join The Mariners’ Museum as we attempt to break the world record for the “Largest Gathering of Pirates”.

In celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th, The Mariners’ Museum will be hosting a Pirate Festival onSeptember 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and attempt to break the world record for The Largest Gathering of Pirates. This record is currently held by Hastings, England with a gathering of 14,231 pirates. The Festival and record attempt will take place in The Mariners’ Museum Park. Everyone dressed like a pirate will also receive $5 admission to the Museum for the day. Later that evening, join us for the Pirate Gala where we will be announcing the final count of pirates. The Gala will include food, beverages, live music and a entire evening of fun!

For additional information, visit us at PiratesPackthePark.org.

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Pirate Gala

Sept. 21

Join us for a decadent evening to learn what the official count was for the attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Largest Gathering of Pirates”.  This evening will include heavy hors d’oeurvres, wine and beer, and a live band, as well as a cash rum bar with specialty drinks.  Prices are $75/person, $125/couple, $2,000/table of eight and sponsorship recognition.



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