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April 2019

PCA/ACA National Conference

April 17 @ 8:00 am - April 20 @ 5:00 pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC
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Join the Popular Culture Association National Conference in Washington, D.C. April 17th through the 20th, 2019. The conference will convene at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.  The Popular Culture Association is highly regarded in academe with thousands of academic oral presentations given internationally, two top-tier journals (The Journal of American Culture and The Journal of Popular Culture), and over 3,000 members. This year’s conference should be exciting with papers on an enormous array of subjects.

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PCA/ACA National Conference

April 17 @ 8:00 am - April 20 @ 5:00 pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC
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Please join us in Washington, D.C., for the 2019 PCA National Conference from April 17th through the 20th, 2019. We will convene at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.  The Popular Culture Association is highly regarded in academe with thousands of academic oral presentations given internationally, two top-tier journals (The Journal of American Culture and The Journal of Popular Culture), and over 3,000 members. This year’s conference should be exciting with papers on a wide array of subjects.

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Council of American Maritime Museums Annual Conference

April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Dr
Manitowac, WI 54220 United States
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In addition to conference sessions held at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, all tours and special events are included with full conference registration, including: Tuesday evening reception at the museum’s rooftop beer garden Wednesday afternoon tour of local ship yard, Burger Boat Thursday USS Cobia and behind the scenes museum tours Friday evening banquet Saturday optional Door County maritime landscape bus tour (lighthouses, museums, shipyards!)

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Biennial Whaling History Symposium: Gaps in Analysis and New Perspectives

April 27 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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$65 – $95

The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Biennial Whaling History Symposium returns on April 27-28, 2019 with a focus on gaps in analysis and new perspectives on whaling, world cultures, and contemporary issues. Scholars and experts representing a variety of disciplines will present on a wide range of topics. The Whaling History Symposium follows in the tradition of other broad-based examinations of whaling history, which have included voyage events, technology, genealogy, race and gender, social history, ecosystems, and the arts. Presentations will…

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Biennial Whaling History Symposium: Gaps in Analysis and New Perspectives

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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$65 – $95

The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Biennial Whaling History Symposium returns on April 27-28, 2019 with a focus on gaps in analysis and new perspectives on whaling, world cultures, and contemporary issues. Scholars and experts representing a variety of disciplines will present on a wide range of topics. The Whaling History Symposium follows in the tradition of other broad-based examinations of whaling history, which have included voyage events, technology, genealogy, race and gender, social history, ecosystems, and the arts. Presentations will…

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May 2019

Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 4:00 pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$200 – $225

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail. We'll learn how to take sights and work calculations, especially as done aboard the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Examining original logbooks and navigational calculations from its voyages, we'll apply these same methods to modern navigation. In this class, we'll learn how to use and adjust sextants and octants, both historical instruments and their…

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North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) 45th Annual Conference

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm
New Bedford, MA

The Call for Papers for the 2019 NASOH Conference, Connecting the Global and Local: The Sea and Maritime Cities, is now posted! Submissions are due February 1, 2019. The conference dates are May 15-18, 2019. See you in New Bedford, MA!

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No Earthquakes in New England? Think again!

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free Admission

Learn about the earthquakes in Moodus, Connecticut which gave rise to the legends of the Moodus noises. And what the future holds for damaging earthquakes. Did you know in the 1960s Boston, Massachusetts was given the same seismic hazard rating as Los Angeles, California? John Ebel has been a professor of earth and environmental sciences at Boston College for more than thirty years. He is a research scientist at and former director of Boston College’s Weston Observatory, which is used…

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Hartford Tales at Charter Oak

May 23 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
$5 – $10

Come join staff members from CRM and Riverfront Recapture on a guided trail walk to learn about the myths and legends of the Hartford area. Hear the stories of Charter Oak, alleged river monster sightings and legends behind Hartford monuments like the Colt Armory. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Space is limited, preregistration is required. Both Members and Non Members - Please print out your receipt to present at our front desk for admission. $5 Members (Both…

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June 2019

Essex Annual Shad Bake

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$10 – $40

The Rotary Club of Essex and The Connecticut River Museum partner to bring you a classic Spring ritual of the Connecticut Shoreline- the Shad Bake. Now in its 61st year, the Rotary Club of Essex has maintained this important culinary tradition for decades. Expertly de-boned, nailed on oak planks and cooked around a smoldering bonfire, the shad takes on a smokey flavor and will be accompanied by many sides, as well as pie from Lyman Orchards. Not a fan of…

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