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Jul 07

The Mariners’ Museum Holds Civil War Lecture Tomorrow

Posted on July 7, 2017 at 8:40 AM by Communications Department

Harriet Tubman: Conductor, Spy, 'General'

Visit The Mariners’ Museum tomorrow, Saturday, July 8, at 2:30 p.m. to hear a special lecture on the great Harriet Tubman. Although most commonly known for her actions as a conductor in the Underground Railroad, repeatedly crossing into slave territory to lead enslaved friends and families to freedom, Harriet Tubman’s life had many facets. Between her work as an abolitionist and humanitarian, and serving as a nurse, scout and spy for the Union Army, Tubman spent her life fighting for freedom and justice. Join Assistant Conservator Laurie King as she delves into the life of Harriet Tubman and explores the endeavors of this American heroine.
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Civil War lectures are free with Museum admission, but reserving a spot is suggested as seating is limited. The lecture is held in the Huntington Room. Reserve seats online, call 757-952-0466 or email Summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day) are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The cost of admission is $1 per person all summer long, with children age 3 and under free.

Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, The Mariners’ Museum offers a captivating look at centuries of seafaring adventures. The dramatic USS Monitor Center brings to life the “Battle of the Ironclads” and offers visitors the chance to walk the deck of a full-scale Monitor replica. Other treasures await at this maritime gem. The world-class collection includes 35,000 maritime paintings, artifacts, figure heads, ship models, decorative arts and small craft from around the world. Shop for unique souvenirs in The Museum Shop and dine in the café. Special events and evening programs are held year-round.