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“Tapping History: The Untold Story of Longleaf Pine, Naval Stores, and a Vanished Forest,” a Lecture by Harry Warren and Brian van Eerden

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


January 24, 2019
7:00 pm


The Mariners’ Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Tar, pitch, turpentine and rosin—known collectively as naval stores—were as important in the era of wooden sailing ships as petroleum is today. The South once dominated the naval stores industry, which tapped vast longleaf forests for resin and ultimately decimated them. Uncover the history of our region’s naval stores and ghost forests. Learn the myths behind the term “Tar Heel.” Discover how conservationists are bringing back the majestic longleaf as part of Virginia’s heritage and our resilient future.

Presented by Harry Warren & Brian van Eerden

Tickets are required for all evening lectures.
General admission tickets are $5 each.
Mariners’ Museum Member Tickets are FREE.

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