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NMHS Seminar Series

The NMHS Seminar Series was founded in 1992 under the auspices of the National Maritime Historical Society at its headquarters on Charles Point in Peekskill, New York.  Its mission is to build greater awareness of the rich seafaring heritage of the Hudson River Valley and the world at large, and to create a constituency to advocate for our maritime legacy.  Through its monthly lecture series and annual outreach events, the NMHS Seminar Series is actively engaged in promoting maritime heritage, providing valuable educational programs and preserving historic ships and traditional seafaring skills. Since its inception, the Series has organized over 250 lectures, seminars, field trips and ship preservation projects featuring noted authors, historians, film producers and artists to publicize the maritime history of our area and abroad.

Members of the general public are encouraged to attend!  NMHS Seminar Series events are both a great way to learn about new facets of our maritime heritage and also to meet others who share an interest and enthusiasm for the field.  Come join us for refreshments and camaraderie!  With the exception of our annual July excursion, there is no charge to attend the seminars, but a $5 to $10 donation is appreciated to support our work.   Seminar Season Passes and Sponsorship Opportunities are also available, and they’re a great way to support the work of the Society.  On our Saturday seminars, if you would like to join NMHS and the speaker for lunch following the presentation, the cost is $25 prepaid, with cash bar.

For more information or  to register, please email nmhs@seahistory.org or call 914 737-7878 x 0.    Can’t attend the seminars in person?  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when we share the seminars online.

2018 Seminar Series
2017 Seminar Series
2016 Seminar Series
2015 Seminar Series
2014 Seminar Series
2013 Seminar Series
2012 Seminar Series
2011 Seminar Series