Sunday, September 24, 2023

Go behind-the-scenes at Mariners’ Museum this Saturday

Mariner's Museum interior
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NEWPORT NEWS — The Mariners’ Museum will be hosting a behind-the-scenes look on Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Visitors can learn about the museum’s collection with sneak peek items in the museum’s storage as well as attend a special lecture.

Items able to be viewed come from the USS Monitor collections storage which is not typically open to the public, according to a news release from the city.

Visitors will also be able to learn more with this month’s Maritime Connection Lecture presented by library archivist Bill Parker, who will discuss WWI posters and propaganda.

The hour-long lecture examines WWI ear posters from the museum’s collection.

Parker will discuss how the pieces of propaganda played an important role in galvanizing public opinion and shoring up support for the war effort.

The Maritime Connections lecture series, which began in June, takes visitors behind the scenes of the Mariners’ Museum and explores the ways museum staff designs exhibits and brings objects to life.

The lectures are on the first Saturday of each month.

Both events are free with museum admission, but reservations are suggested as seating is limited.

Museum admission is $1 until Labor Day.

To reserve seats online, visit the museum’s website.

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