Join Us >>     Invitation PDF >> The National Maritime Historical Society invites you to celebrate the 11th Annual National Maritime Awards as we honor three esteemed award recipients Lonnie G. Bunch III Kristen L. Greenaway Dr. David F. Winkler with presentations by Gary Jobson, Master of Ceremonies Her Excellency Rosemary Banks entertainment by Voyage…

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The NMHS Seminar Series was founded in 1992 under the auspices of the National Maritime Historical Society to build greater awareness of the rich maritime 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…

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With a record number of people going online for information and entertainment, maritime museums the world over have gotten creative with providing resources to support and promote our seafaring heritage. The National Maritime Historical website has become an increasingly valuable resource for students and scholars of all ages.  Every issue of the magazine is available…

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Watch the Film      The trustees and staff of the National Maritime Historical Society mourn the loss of their dear friend and shipmate Howard Slotnick. A trustee of the Society since 1976 and our treasurer and chairman emeritus, Howard was a true gift to NMHS and to the entire maritime heritage community. Throughout his…

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The trustees and staff of the National Maritime Historical Society mourn the loss of Charles A. Robertson—their friend, former trustee and recipient of the 2016 NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  Charles was a true friend of the maritime heritage and he will be sorely missed. Engaged in the maritime industry since 1973, Charles pioneered the small…

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The NMHS Seminar Series was founded in 1992 under the auspices of the National Maritime Historical Society to build greater awareness of the rich maritime 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…

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The NMHS Seminar Series was founded in 1992 under the auspices of the National Maritime Historical Society to build greater awareness of the rich maritime 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…

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Book Heaven's Ditch

Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold and Murder on the Erie Canal Presentation and Book Signing with Author Jack Kelly Register Here for 10 March, 2018 Registration at 10:30 AM, Lecture at  11:00 AM Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY Join us as author Jack Kelly offers a fresh look at a critical moment in American…

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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation invites the public to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site (84 Liberty St, Newburgh, NY) to celebrate George Washington’s Birthday.  The event will be held February 17th, 18th and 19th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day, and our own NMHS Seminar Series Steering Committee Member Dr.…

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The Monitor And Merrimack

Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History Presentation and Book Signing with Author Richard Snow Register Here for Saturday, 27 January Registration at 10:30 AM, Lecture at  11:00 AM Hendrick Hudson Free Library 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY Author Richard Snow argues that no single sea battle has…

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The 2018 NMHS Seminar Series Schedule is here! Find details below, or download the printer-friendly version  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.  There…

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John Mecray

February 13, 1937 – November 1, 2017 The trustees and staff of the National Maritime Historical Society mourn the loss of marine artist and friend John Mecray.  We extend our deepest condolences to  his wife Mary and all the members of the Mecray family. We are truly thankful for his enduring artistic contributions to our common maritime…

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Raid On New York

Join the National Maritime Historical Society for Early Dutch New York with Marine Artist Len Tantillo   Saturday, 2 December 2017 Coffee & Registration at 10:30 AM; Lecture at 11:00 AM Holiday Potluck Luncheon to Follow Cortlandt Yacht Club – 238 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY Historical and marine artist Len Tantillo will present on paintings of Early Dutch…

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Young America By Patrick O'Brien

Spectacular Framed 18″x 24″ Oil on Canvas by Award Winning Marine Artist Patrick O’Brien Offered for Sale by the National Maritime Historical Society If you didn’t get the opportunity at our Annual Awards Dinner, now is your chance to take home the spectacular Young America – New York in the 1890s by world-renowned marine artist Patrick O’Brien, and to…

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