Category: News

Seminar Series Excursion to West Point Foundry & Kayak Tour 20 July, 2019

Due to the severe heat advisory for Saturday, 20 July, we will meet at the Putnam History Museum at 10 AM for coffee and registration; the program will be inside from 10:30 AM until 12 PM, when we will go...


Seminar Series: In Hostile Waters with William H. White 19 June, 2019

Join us Wednesday evening, 19 June for In Hostile Waters: The Cruise of USS Argus, a presentation with Author and NMHS Trustee William H. White Register Here for 19 June 2019 Welcome & Refreshments at 6:30 PM, Lecture at  7:00 PM Hendrick Hudson...

Exxon Valdez Disaster

In the Pages of Sea History 167

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 167:  NMHS Legacy Society —Planning Your Legacy by Jessica MacFarlane A planned gift included in a will, living trust, or life insurance policy can be an effective way of supporting the National...


Seminar Series: Business of Shipping with Ira Breskin 23 March, 2019

Join us Saturday, 23 March for The Business of Shipping, a presentation with Author and Humanities Department Senior Lecturer at SUNY Maritime College Ira Breskin Register Here for 23 March 2019 Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at  11:00 AM Hendrick Hudson Free...


Seminar Series: Incidents at Sea with Dr. David Winkler 23 February, 2019

Join us Saturday, 23 February for Incidents at Sea: American Confrontation and Cooperation with Russia and China, a presentation with Naval Historical Foundation Historian Dr. David Winkler Register Here for 23 February 2019 Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at  11:00 AM Hendrick...


Seminar Series: Billion Oyster Project with Peter Malinowski 26 January, 2019

Join us Saturday, 26 January for The Billion Oyster Project, a presentation with Executive Director Peter Malinowski 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, Montrose, NY When...


Hudson River Lighthouses II: Seminar with Scott Craven 1 December, 2018

Join us Saturday, 1 December for Hudson River Lighthouses Part II, a presentation with local historian Scott Craven.  Stay for the Holiday Potluck! Register Here for 1 December, 2018 Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at  11:00 AM, Potluck Lunch to Follow. Cortlandt Yacht...


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...

USS Westchester County, LST-1167

Commemorating the Mining of USS Westchester County

  31 October, 10:00 AM – Lasdon Park, Somers, NY   Tragedy struck on 1 November (31 Oct EST), 1968 while USS Westchester County (WESCO) lay anchored in the vicinity of My Tho, Vietnam, two enemy mines attached to the...


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,...

Olaf Engvig

Olaf Engvig Honored with Karl Kortum Award

Friends of Pacific Maritime History Honor Olaf Engvig with Karl Kortum Award    The Friends of Pacific Maritime History (formerly the Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library) are pleased to announce awarding the 9th Karl Kortum Award for...


NMHS Mourns the Loss of Tall Ships America Executive Director Bert Rogers

We are grieved to learn of the death of Captain Bert Rogers, Executive Director of Tall Ships America and our 2017 NMHS Distinguished Service Award recipient. He was such a wonderful, good person, an influential leader in the maritime heritage...


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...

Heritage Grant Post

NMHS Receives National Maritime Heritage Grant

We are thrilled to report that the National Maritime Historical Society has received a $50,000 matching grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) through the National Maritime Heritage (NMH) grant program for its maritime library and digital...