Category: News

Hudson River Maritime Museum

NMHS Seminar Series Excursion to Hudson River Maritime Museum

Join us Saturday, 21 July 2018 at 10 AM for the NMHS Seminar Series Excursion to Hudson River Maritime Museum and Scenic Hudson Lighthouse Cruise This year the NMHS Seminar Series is hosting its annual July excursion in Kingston, NY!…

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…

1894 Morrissey

NMHS Receives Grant from the Philadelphia Foundation for Ernestina Documentary Series

The National Maritime Historical Society is pleased to report that it has received a grant of $200,000 from the H. F. Lenfest Fund at the Philadelphia Foundation for its documentary series Sails Over Ice and Seas: The Life and Times of the Schooner…

SH 163 Feature Story

In the Pages of Sea History 163

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 163:   First Lady Harriet Rebecca Lane and the Cutters That Have Borne Her Name by William H. Thiesen Harriet Lane was known and admired for the ease and grace with which…

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…

John Mecray

Fiddlers’ Green, John Mecray

February 13, 1937 – November 1, 2017 The trustees and staff of the National Maritime Historical Society mourn the loss of marine artist and friend John Mecray.  We extend our deepest condolences to  his wife Mary and all the members of…

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…

NMHS Vessel

The NMHS & Sea History Survey is Now Open

Have you been an NMHS member for years? Just discovered us?  We’d love to hear from you! Our new Survey just takes a few minutes (really!) and gives us valuable feedback from our members and followers.  All responses are confidential….

Battleship Texas

Time Running Out on Battleship Texas

Supporters of the battleship Texas warn that there isn’t much time left to save the ship, a veteran of two world wars. The hull is becoming more and more difficult to patch, due to the weakness of the steel surrounding…

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…


Resource for Naval Veterans Seeking Asbestos Information

The for-profit asbestos-advocacy organization The Mesothelioma Center has made available on its website a searchable database for naval veterans. Visitors to the site can search individual US Navy ships for further information on that ship’s use of asbestos in its…


The National Maritime Alliance Needs Your Help!

Over one year ago, the National Maritime Alliance asked for our help to lobby for passage of the Ships to Be Recycled in the States (STORIS) Act, an attempt to reverse language in the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act that…


Success! Maritime Heritage Grant Program Restored

We’re happy to bring you this letter from Tim Runyan, chair of the National Maritime Alliance Good News! Language to amend the National Maritime Heritage Act was included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (the Defense bill) that…


NMHS Secretary Jean Wort Honored by Clearwater

We’re thrilled that Jean Wort was honored by Clearwater at their 2nd annual gala on 13 November. NMHS chairman Ronald Oswald, NMHS president Burchenal Green and trustees Walter Brown and Howard Slotnick were on hand to join in recognizing NMHS…


Sneak Preview of our Fantastic Auction Items

In addition to honoring Charles H. Townsend and Captain Cesare Sorio and paying tribute to Peter Stanford, two of the many exciting features of our Annual Awards Dinner are the LIVE and SILENT auctions! Even if you are not able to…