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Christmas Blessings

The Staff and Museum Board Members wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We have had a great 2015 at the Museum.  We’ve seen thousands of school students learning and even more local visitors and tourists.  We enjoyed the visit of the tall ship L’Hermione….
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School Visits and Field Trips

Well, summer vacation is over and the the kids have gone back to school.  That means we’re transitioning from our summer educational programs about pirates, archeology, boatbuilding, and nature exploration topics towards our educational support of public and private schools and home schooling student education.  During the last school year, we hosted…
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Cornwallis’ Fleet Analysis

The Watermen’s Museum is proud to announce that we will be working with the 1781 Foundation in support of the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) Office.  During the 2015 ABPP Grant period, the 1781 Foundation was awarded a $32,600 grant. This project will develop a comprehensive planning and…
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Scenic and Historic York River

Did you know that the York River, the home waters of the Powatan Confederation, location of America’s busiest early colonial port, site of the last major battle of the American Revolution, occupied port during the ‘War of Northern Aggression,’ and seafood breadbasket for the people who have lived along her shores,…
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What’s a Waterman?

We are a small, privately-run, non-profit museum whose mission focuses on a very unique niche of American history and culture…The Watermen.  So, what’s a Waterman? Some in California and Hawaii would try to tell you that their watermen are the surfers and recreational fishers.  But, we know better.  We rely on the definition…
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