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What Makes a Museum

Interested in having our museum come alive in your classroom? We can send activities to you to enhance your lessons! This free box is rentable for the classroom or home school families, and includes a behind-the-scenes look at the PNSM’s collection and how museum staff work. The box has family friendly artifacts from our education collection and provides a variety of levels of learning for any age group. Please call (757)393-8591 for more information and how to check out this classroom enhancement.

Curator’s Talk

Let our curators come to you! We can provide a variety of curator talks for adult groups such as Kiwanis or church groups and discuss the Portsmouth Museum’s history, architecture within the city, or the history of the shipyard and the museum. Please call (757)393-8591 to speak to a curator.

Friends Lecture Series 2018

Pieces of Our Past: Artifacts that tell Hampton Roads Stories
Pieces of Our Past: The Battle of Hampton Roads

Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 p.m. -
Coleman Room, Churchland Branch of the Portsmouth Public Library

Marcus W. Robbins, historian, collector, and President of the Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, will present his exclusive collection of memorabilia related to the Battle of Hampton Roads, along with artifacts from the collection of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum. The historic Battle of Ironclads, which took place March 8 & 9, 1862, was one of the most significant engagements of the Civil War, changing forever the nature and technology of naval warfare. Come see and discuss period souvenirs, images, and artifacts that shed light on this fascinating chapter of Hampton Roads history.

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