February is Black History Month and the Mariners’ Museum
is celebrating with a series of workshops and lectures each Saturday. The events explore African and African-American maritime history and culture through storytelling, special performances,
lectures, and guided tours of the museum.
February 4 - Mariners’ Museum staff are giving guided tours that focus on the influence of Africans and African Americans in the maritime world. Tours begin at 11 AM and 1 PM.
February 11 - Master storyteller Mendel Denise Williams is performing a multimedia act called “Children of Blue Waters,” which tells the story of a ship that brought the first wave of Caribbean immigrants to England.
February 18 - In a performance dubbed “I Come From Old Virginny”, join historian Carson Hudson as he explores the history of banjo music, which arrived in Virginia from Africa in the hands of the enslaved.
February 25 -Enjoy guided tours of the museum and African storytelling called “Anansi and Other African Folktales,” Tours begin at 11 AM and 1 PM
To learn more about the lectures and admissions costs visit the Mariners’ Museum