Category: Education

2018 Seminar Schedule

2018 Seminar Series Schedule

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…

Beacon Of Light

Beacon of Light Educational Initiatives

Education is the movement from darkness to light. -Allan Bloom Education of the next generation is critical to carrying the memory of our maritime history forward, and we thank all of you who have supported our upcoming Annual Awards Dinner…

11th Maritime Heritage Conference

Annual Meeting & 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…

Lake Champlain Victory

Crucial Victory on Lake Champlain – 11 September, 1814

America’s Second War for Independence (1812 – 1815) The War of 1812, also known as America’s Second War for Independence, was a contest to see if a free, republican form of government could survive. Read about Commodore Thomas Macdonough’s Crucial…

Nhd Medal

Congratulations to the 2017 National History Day State Winners

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…


Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC

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…

Tall Ships Challenge Boston 2017

TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®: Boston, 17–22 June 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…

Tall Ships Challenge Charleston 2017

TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®: Charleston – May 19-21, 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…


History Cruise Aboard SS John W. Brown

Living History Cruise Aboard SS John W. Brown Sunday, 18 September 2016 Sail back into World War II aboard a national treasure. SS John W.  Brown carries you back into wartime. Experience life aboard the last remaining troop ship from…


Special July Event: Launching the Andrea Doria Lifeboat

The Andrea Doria Lifeboat Launching—60 Years Later Saturday, 30 July 2016 10:00 am–4:00 pm Discovering, recovering, restoring and re-launching Andrea Doria’s Lifeboat #1, at the Maritime Academic Center, State University of New York Maritime College. Mark Koch, a dive manager from the New…


Nauticus to Purchase Schooner Virginia

The Norfolk City Council voted on Tuesday to approve a plan for the Nauticus Foundation to buy the schooner Virginia. Under the proposed plan, Virginia would be docked next to the battleship Wisconsin and used for educational programming. Nauticus, an…


South Street Receives $4.84 Million for Community Education Space

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) and the South Street Seaport Museum (SSSM) have announced $4.8 million in federal funds for the renovation of SSSM’s Water Street properties as an education and community space. The proposed allocation is made possible…


NMHS 2016 Annual Meeting – Newport, RI

National Maritime Historical Society 53rd Annual Meeting 23–24 May, 2016 Officers Club of the United States Naval War College Newport, Rhode Island THANK YOU FOR JOINING US at the City by the Sea for our 53rd Annual Meeting at the…


Opportunity to Sail a Viking Ship Across the Atlantic

Do you think you’ve got the Viking spirit? Expedition America 2016 is looking for a few good men and women to crew aboard Draken Harald Hårfagre (Dragon Harald Fairhair), the largest viking ship built in modern times. The ship will…


Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Receives Grant for Education Programs

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has been given a $60,000 grant from the Wallace Genetic Foundation of Washington, DC, to expand the reach of its educational programming. The funds will support a new boatshop educational program for local sixth graders,…