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Mariner's Museum & Park January Events - Newport News, VA

Date Posted: 2019-01-16
Source: Mariners Museum

Maritime Mondays - Maritime Mondays! Fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s water with story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to age 8 years old.    

January 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tapping History: The Untold Story of Longleaf Pine, Naval Stores, and a Vanished Forest
Presented by Harry Warren & Brian van Eerden
Tickets are required for all evening lectures.
General admission tickets are $5 each.
Mariners’ Museum Member Tickets are FREE.  Lecture begins at 7:00 PM 

January 26 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Introduction to Scrimshaw Workshop
Presented by Mark Arduini, Manager of Public Programs at the Museum
$25 for Members; $40 for guests
Learn about the history of scrimshaw, the art of carving on bone or ivory. This art form – popular during the golden age of whaling – was an easy and creative way for sailors to pass the time and make keepsakes for loved ones at home. Master engraver Lynn Zelesnikar will teach scrimshaw technique, and you’ll make your own scrimshawed piece to take home.



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