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Here’s how you can learn more about World War I

The Mariners' Museum will host a seminar on World War I. (HNNDaily staff photo/ courtesy of the city of Newport News.)
The Mariners’ Museum will host a seminar on World War I. (HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of the City of Newport News.)

NEWPORT NEWS — Known for its ancient ship artifacts, the Mariners’ Museum will switch gears and serve as a site for extensive information on World War I.

Marc Nucup, a curator at the museum, will host a presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 30 entitled The SS Mark German Ensign.

Nucup’s hour-long seminar will focus on the history of Reichsdienstflagge flag, which was carried aboard the North German Lloyd cargo ship, the SS Mark.

The event is free with admission to the museum and registration is not required but encouraged so the museum can plan accordingly.

The museum hosts a seminar each month that focuses on how the staff cares for the collections, designs exhibits and brings objects to life.

The last seminar highlighted how World War I changed the way ships were built and how neighborhoods were constructed.

To RSVP and for information, click here.


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