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Feb 07

Black History Month Lectures and Workshops

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 9:51 AM by Daniel Kvaternik

During February, the Mariners’ Museum is honoring Black History Month with interactive programs that focus on the influences and contributions of Africans and African-Americans in the nautical world. African and African-American maritime history and culture will be shared through storytelling, special performances, lectures, and guided Museum tours. The Mariners' Museum and Park
  • Beyond the Shackles: The Role of African-Americans During the Civil War
    Saturday, February 10th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • The African and African-American Presence in the Maritime World
    Sunday, February 11th, 2 p.m.  – 4 p.m.
  • Storytelling with Dylan Pritchett
    Saturday, February 17th, Storytelling at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.,
  • Anansi and Other African Folktales
    Saturday, February 25th, at 1 p.m.
The Mariners’ Museum is located at 100 Museum Drive in Newport News. Black History Month lectures and workshops are included free with Museum admission. The Museum is open daily Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please visit the Mariners’ Museum website for additional hours and admission.