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April 2018

Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-ops

April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 North Talbot Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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$15

The exhibition shares the stories of Maryland’s Kent County carvers and hunting clubs through a collection of decoys, oral histories, historic photographs, and other artifacts. Cradled by the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay, Kent County’s rich environment has fostered a long tradition of waterfowl guiding, gunning clubs, and decoy carving. Carvers like John Glenn, the Uries, and Charlie Joiner created unique rigs that were commissioned and gunned over on secluded Kent County coves teeming with waterfowl. Since the late…

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October 2018

Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

October 1, 2018 - April 28, 2019
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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In 1845, Sir John Franklin led the Royal Navy’s sturdiest two ships into the Arctic to great international acclaim. His mission: to discover a Northwest Passage to Asia. Franklin and his crew of 128 men were never heard from again. Thirty-seven expeditions were launched from several countries in a decades-long effort to discover the fate of Franklin’s men. Tantalizing clues, including graves, provisions, Inuit tales, and a single handwritten note told a grim story, but the men and ships would…

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February 2019

Tall Ships America Annual Conference

February 23 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 5:00 pm
Doubletree Hilton, San Pedro, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina
San Pedro, 90731 United States
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Tall Ships America’s Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships is held annually and known for its high “take away value” in the industry, networking opportunities and camaraderie.  During the conference hundreds of ships’ masters, crew members, program administrators, educators, environmentalists, port representatives, festival managers and more gather for an information-packed three day conference.  Topics include vessel operations, regulatory issues, coast guard licensing, general administration and staff management, educational programming, and safety at sea, as well as media relations, marketing,…

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46th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships

February 25 - February 27
Doubletree Hilton, San Pedro, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina
San Pedro, 90731 United States
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Raising our Sails, Raising a Workforce… 46th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships San Pedro, California – February 25th-27th, 2019 Tall Ships America’s Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships is held annually and known for its high “take away value” in the industry, networking opportunities and camaraderie. During the conference hundreds of ships’ masters, crew members, program administrators, educators, environmentalists, port representatives, festival managers and more gather for an information-packed three day conference. Topics include vessel operations,…

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March 2019

Easy Introductory Celestial Navigation

March 9 @ 10:00 am - March 10 @ 4:00 pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$200 – $225

Come join nationally recognized celestial expert Frank Reed in this easy introduction to the basic principles of celestial navigation from a modern perspective. This course is designed for yachtsmen and recreational boaters as well as long-distance hikers, cross-country explorers, and other wayfinders. Also appropriate for anyone interested in a quick overview of the science of celestial navigation. We'll also discuss celestial navigation options for the Marion-Bermuda Race which takes place in June of this year. This class covers the classic,…

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1st World Congress on Maritime Heritage

March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269 Singapore
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The First World Congress on Maritime Heritage will chart new ground and create a string of tangible and intangible benefits that flow from this first ever gathering. At the very least the Congress will: • Promote the interests and value of maritime industries; • Enhance the attention, visitation, and interests of maritime museums, historic places, and heritage organizations; • Result in new cross-sector relationships and partnerships; • Serve as a vehicle for international organizations to better connect communities by demonstrating…

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2019 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

March 27 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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The National Council on Public History (NCPH) is a membership association dedicated to making the past useful in the present and to encouraging collaboration between historians and their publics. Our work begins in the belief that historical understanding is of essential value in society.

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2019 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

March 27 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Connecticut Convention Center Hartford, Connecticut March 27-30, 2019

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April 2019

“Water Logics” International Conference

April 11 @ 8:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm
Tulane University, 6823 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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Taking its critical cue from New Orleans’s unique liminal position on the Gulf Coast, Water logics starts from the shoreline as a threshold, as a point of departure away from land. Beyond the shore, where land meets water, how can water and bodies of water be conceived? To what forms of thought, art, literature, or politics do they give shape? The Gulf Coast’s porosity blurs the very notion of the shore as a cartographic threshold point: the land emerges from water and…

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Modern Celestial Navigation

April 13 @ 10:00 am - April 14 @ 4:00 pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$200 – $225

This is not your grandparents' celestial navigation! A fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a 21st century perspective. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to adjust and use sextants available on the market today. We'll learn streamlined calculations using a common handheld solar-powered calculator. This workshop is designed especially for yachtsmen and recreational boaters. If you're dreaming about a trans-oceanic voyage or circum-navigation, in this workshop you'll learn all the techniques to determine latitude and longitude anywhere on…

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