Category: Events

Celebrating the Erie Canal Bicentennial

Celebrate the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal with a waterfront adventure – get out on the water, hike or cycle the canalway trail and experience canal heritage.   Erie Canal Bicentennial Map Your Journey Sample Travel Itineraries    Help celebrate the bicentennial of…


2018 Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Yacht Club 25 October

View Dinner Photos What a night!  Thursday 25 October we celebrated the accomplishments of three most esteemed recipients at our 2018 Annual Awards Dinner. Dr. Timothy J. Runyan received the NMHS David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award in recognition of…


Hell Around the Horn: Seminar with Rick Spilman 3 November, 2018

Join us Saturday, 3 November for Hell Around the Horn, a nautical presentation and book signing with author Rick Spilman Register Here for 3 November, 2018 Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at  11:00 AM Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road,…


Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt: Seminar with Michael Dyer 22 September, 2018

Join us Saturday, 22 September for O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt Presentation and Book Signing with Author and Curator at New Bedford Whaling Museum Michael Dyer Register Here for 22 September, 2018 Welcome & Refreshments at…

Hudson River Maritime Museum

Seminar Series Excursion to Hudson River Maritime Museum 21 July, 2018

We had a great time Saturday, 21 July 2018 at the NMHS Seminar Series Excursion to the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Scenic Hudson Lighthouse Cruise.   We met in the morning at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in the…

The Sunken Gold

Sunken Gold: Seminar with Joseph Williams 20 June, 2018

Join us Wednesday, 20 June 2018 for The Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I Espionage and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History – Presentation and Book Signing with Author Joseph Williams. On January 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic struck two German mines off…

Pickle Night Battle Of Trafalgar

Save the Date! 9 November – New York City Pickle Night

This year marks the 213th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, and the 14th New York City Pickle Night Dinner will mark this history shaping event on 9 November 2018.  Those who appreciate the historical significance of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson…

Book The Ghost Ship Of Brooklyn

John Barry Book Award for American Maritime Literature

Presented to Professor Robert P. Watson, PhD for The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 6pm on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 The 2018 Commodore John Barry Book Award…

Schooner Lois McClure Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Announces Weekend Ports of Call for Lois McClure’s Summer 2018 GlassBarge Tour

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) today announced the summer 2018 tour stops for Lois McClure, the museum’s full scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal boat constructed in Burlington, Vermont. Lois McClure will accompany the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG)…

Book Heaven's Ditch

Heaven’s Ditch: Seminar with Jack Kelly 10 March, 2018

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…

Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

George Washington’s Birthday Celebration at Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh 17-19 February 2018

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…

The Monitor And Merrimack

Iron Dawn: Seminar with Richard Snow 27 January, 2018

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…

Briarcliff Public Library

Bannerman’s Island Lecture – Briarcliff Manor Library March 18th

In case you missed Thom Johnson at our seminar in Chappaqua last year (or want to see his fabulous lecture again!), he’ll be at Briarcliff Public Library on Sunday, March 18th at 2pm. View the flyer  To register call 914-941-7072…

Raid On New York

Early Dutch New York: Seminar with Len Tantillo 2 December, 2017

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,…

Finest Hours and So Close To Home

Finest Hours & So Close to Home: Seminar with Michael Tougias 3-4 November, 2017

Join the National Maritime Historical Society and New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Tougias for a Film Screening, Lecture & Book Signing The Finest Hours  &  So Close to Home  Friday, November 3, 2017 Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Film Screening at 7:00…