As a reminder to the citizens of Hampton Roads of their love for the community, the Mariners’ Museum and Park is offering admission for only $1 for the month of August.
If you haven’t been lately, it’s definitely worth the trip to Newport News. Museum staff and volunteers will be throughout the galleries telling stories. Every Monday, Friday and Saturday, museum visitors can meet by the Chesapeake Bay Lens in the Museum’s Lobby at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to hear inspiring Naval history events that took place on the respective day.
Each story will be told by author and historian John V. Quarstein and will include a 30-minute talk followed by a quick tour of a gallery or particular artifact that is related to the historic event.
The Museum shared this sentiment through a press release.
Across our nation and the world, we see daily reminders of the forces at work pulling communities apart. During these times, we believe our Museum has an incredibly powerful narrative to tell about community and what binds us together. As an institution, we are proud to represent Newport News and Hampton Roads. The people of this community literally built our campus and many of the stories that we tell – from the USS Monitor to the steam ships in the Great Hall – are this region’s stories. We are offering $1 admissions in August, because through our water – through our maritime heritage – we are one city, one region, one nation, and one world.
Visit marinersmuseum.org for more information