Registration & Sponsorship >> Welcome The Trustees of the National Maritime Historical Society are delighted to invite members to join us for our 58th Annual Meeting the weekend of 30 July–1 August 2021 at the Independence Seaport Museum on Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing. Along with other Society members, you will have the opportunity to attend presentations…

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Cruise Brochure >> Early Booking Discounted Cruise Rate Link >> New Orleans, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee   Support the National Maritime Historical Society and join NMHS leadership in 2022 for a unique riverboat adventure along the legendary Mississippi—the river Mark Twain once wrote “has a new story to tell every day.” We invite you to…

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Make a Donation  Join & Renew   Get on our Email List Like so many maritime and other organizations throughout the world, the COVID-19 health crisis has had profound effects on the National Maritime Historical Society.  As a long-established maritime organization with an institutional history that goes back nearly six decades, we’ve had our fair share…

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View the 2020 Annual Meeting ReportSee the Plans Postponed for 2021 Following CDC guidelines and prohibitions on large gatherings, and with the health and safety of our staff and members foremost in our thoughts, the National Maritime Historical Society postponed the Annual Meeting planned 8-10 May 2020 in Philadelphia. The event will be rescheduled for…

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Whatever your particular interest, there is something for everyone in the story of the Mayflower crossing and the establishment of the Plymouth Colony (or rather, Plimoth) in what-is-now Massachusetts, 400 years ago this year. Plimoth Plantation is leading the way in organizing commemorations and celebrations this spring. The museum is joined by groups all around…

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Registration & Sponsorship Conference Schedule  Paper Abstracts The National Maritime Historical Society looks forward to welcoming you this 15-18 May 2019 in historic New Bedford, Massachusetts for the 56th NMHS Annual Meeting, held jointly with the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) and co-hosted by the New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford Whaling National Historical…

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2018 On The Waterfront Washington DC

  Reception at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM Business/Cocktail Attire Email/Print Invitation PDF The National Maritime Historical Society and the National Coast Guard Museum Association will honor three distinguished individuals at their National Maritime Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the elegant and historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.  This illustrious event…

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11th Maritime Heritage Conference

  The 11th Maritime Heritage Conferene, the 45th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships, the 55th Annual Meeting of the National Maritime Historical Society and the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Steamship Historical Society of America will come together with as many as 500 of your fellow maritime enthusiasts for an information-packed joint…

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Bammerman Castle

Wednesday, 21 June Bannerman’s Island—Seminar with Thom Johnson LOCATION: Chappaqua Library, 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY Refreshments: 6:30 PM Presentation: 7:00 PM Is Bannerman’s Island haunted? Please join us in welcoming historian and guide Thom Johnson as he presents and recounts the history of Bannerman’s Island, with its castle-like structure looming in the Hudson River.  Originally…

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Nhd Medal

The National Maritime Historical Society is honored to award special prizes for excellence on a maritime topic at the 2017 National History Day state competitions. National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded year-long educational program for middle- and high-school students that involves them in a competition to prepare a history project on a designated…

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The NMHS Annual Conference will take place 15–17 May, 2017 in Charleston, SC, in conjunction with the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) annual conference and the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. We will be joined by maritime historians, professors, underwater archaeologists, authors, captains, crew, students and leaders…

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Tall Ships Challenge Boston 2017

strong>Tall Ships America is collaborating with Sail Training International for a transatlantic Tall Ships Regatta* marking the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. The Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta will bring ships from European host ports to Boston on 17–22 June and then on to various ports in Canada and the Gulf of St. Lawrence before arriving…

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Tall Ships Challenge Charleston 2017

Charleston welcomes the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2017 series for Tall Ships® Charleston 2017. This event will offer a fantastic opportunity for visitors to step aboard many beautiful tall ships from across the world. As part of Tall Ships America’s TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2017 Race Series and a feeder port for the…

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G Daughan

28 January, 2017 “Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence” with George Daughan NOTE NEW LOCATION! The public is invited to attend the National Maritime Historical Society’s Charles Point Council Lecture Series on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Peekskill Presbyterian Church in Peekskill, New…

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We’re thrilled that Jean Wort was honored by Clearwater at their 2nd annual gala on 13 November. NMHS chairman Ronald Oswald, NMHS president Burchenal Green and trustees Walter Brown and Howard Slotnick were on hand to join in recognizing NMHS secretary Jean Wort, who received the Spirit of the Hudson award. Captain Wort has worked…

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