Saturday, November 25, 2006
25 November 2006
Today we ventured to Newport News,VA to visit the mariner’s Museum and visit a newly found favorite store-Trader Joe’s.
The Mariner’s Museum proved to be a great find. It contained a large number of exhibits in three main areas of maritime history: small craft, commercial shipping and military marine history. We enjoyed the large collection of small craft from many countries and time periods. The many exhibits ran the gambit from history of the age of exploration and discovery to commercial ships, military ships of past fame and a special exhibit on Lord Admiral H. Nelson. They have a civil war exhibit and are working on a new exhibit on the Monitor, also of civil war fame. If you have any interest in Maritime history, you will not want to miss this museum