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Home: Categories: Education and Seamanship: Museums and History: United States: Virginia
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  • National Museum of the Marine Corps new
    The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000-square-foot structure. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action. The National Museum of the Marine Corps, under the command of Marine Corps University, preserves and exhibits the material history of the U.S. Marine Corps; honors the commitment, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Marines; supports recruitment, training, education, and retention of Marines; and provides the public with a readily accessible platform for the exploration of Marine Corps history. Quantico, Virginia
    http://www.usmcmuseum.com/
    (Added: Sun Jan 28 2018) - Report this link as bad!
    Category: Education and Seamanship/Museums and History/United States/Virginia
  • Virginia Canals & Navigations Society new
    The Virginia Canals and Navigations Society was formed in 1977 to preserve and enhance Virginia's rich inland waterways heritage in all its fascinating aspects. History, exploration, archeology, modeling, local lore and legend, restoration, preservation, park and trail development – these are some of the many areas of interest our members pursue to their own great satisfaction and frequently to the lasting benefit of their communities and state. Scottsville, Virginia
    http://www.vacanals.org/
    (Added: Sun Jan 28 2018) - Report this link as bad!
    Category: General/Canals
  • Alexandria Seaport Foundation updated
    The Alexandria Seaport Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which was established in 1982 to honor the city’s maritime heritage and culture. In 1993, ASF shifted its focus to serving at-risk youth through adult mentoring, project based learning and the building of wooden boats. The Boat Building Apprenticeship Program is a nationally recognized workforce readiness program which helps at-risk youth, between the ages of 17-22, acquire the career, social skills and self-esteem to become productive, responsible adults. Alexandria, Virginia
    http://www.alexandriaseaport.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Deltaville Maritime Museum
    Welcome to the site of one of the most interesting small museums on Chesapeake Bay. The Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park was founded in September, 2002 as an institution to collect and preserve the boatbuilding history of Deltaville, once called the "Boatbuilding Capital of the Chesapeake." The mission of the museum is also to preserve the boatbuilding skills that made the area famous through activities, such as Family Boatbuilding Week, held every year in July, and through educational programs initiated in our Boatbuilding Shop, such as the rebuilding of the 64', log bottomed buyboat, the F.D. Crockett. Deltaville, Virginia
    http://www.deltavillemuseum.com/
    (Added: Sun Dec 16 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Mariner's Museum
    The mission of The Mariners' Museum and Park is to connect people to the world's waters, because that is how we are connected to one another. The Mariners' makes a difference in peoples' lives, inviting them to discover their relationship to the sea by exploring maritime culture, science and history. The Mariners' Museum is committed to using its art and artifacts to educate local, national and international audiences of all ages about the vital role of the sea in mankind's development. The Museum aspires to be the leader in promoting an appreciation of the maritime world – past, present and future. Newport News, Virginia
    http://www.marinersmuseum.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
    Situated just 16 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Monitor National Marine Sanctuary protects the shipwreck of the famed Civil War ironclad, USS Monitor. The Monitor, while under tow to Beaufort, N.C., sank during a storm on December 31, 1862, and was not discovered until 1973. Today the sanctuary is managed by a staff of five full-time employees through a combination of education, archaeology, marine science and regulatory programs. The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary office is co-located with The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia.
    https://monitor.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Tue Jan 05 2016) - Report this link as bad!
  • Nauticus
    Nauticus is an exciting interactive science and technology center that explores the naval, economic, and nautical power of the sea. Home of the Battleship Wisconsin, Nauticus features Battleship Wisconsin-related exhibits, hands-on exhibits, national-caliber traveling exhibits, HD films on a giant screen, sharks, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, and more! The National Maritime Center, Norfolk, Virginia
    http://www.nauticus.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Old Coast Guard Station
    The Old Coast Guard Station honors and preserves the history of Virginia's coastal communities and maritime heritage. The scope of the Station's exhibits begins with the Virginia Beach Community and extends to subjects related to Virginia's oceanfront, coastal and water related heritage. Virginia Beach, Virginia
    http://www.oldcoastguardstation.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Portsmouth Virginia Naval Shipyard Museum | The Lightship Portsmouth Museum
    A panoramic experience, covering over 250 years of Portsmouth, Virginia history. The city and the shipyard have been intertwined since the founding of the Gosport Shipyard in 1767, which was later, renamed Norfolk Navy Yard and finally Norfolk Naval Shipyard. This rich history is told through exhibits, hands-on programs and special events. Lightship Portsmouth was built in 1915 and began service as part of the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1916. In 1964, the lightship was retired to Portsmouth, VA. In 1989, the Lightship Portsmouth was designated a National Historic Landmark. Now amuseum, the ship's quarters are fitted out realistically and filled with fascinating artifacts, uniforms, photographs, models, and more. Portsmouth, Virginia
    http://www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com/
    (Added: Wed Dec 17 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • Reedville Fishermen's Museum
    The RFM is located at the end of Highway 360 on Main Street in the historic town of Reedville on Virginia's Northern Neck. The story of Reedville, Virginia is linked to the commercial fishing industry that developed here in the late 19th century. The industry flourished, especially in the early part of the 20th century. Today Reedville is one of the major ports for the landing of commercial fish in the United States, second only to Kodiak, Alaska.
    http://www.rfmuseum.org/
    (Added: Sat Oct 25 2014) - Report this link as bad!
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