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Mariners’ Museum observes Black History Month

The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News has kicked off its celebration of Black History Month, offering a number of programs recognizing the rich history and culture of Blacks, Africans, and African Americans who helped shape the world. The museum will provide its programming in various formats, including in person, livestreaming and virtual.

This Saturday, Feb. 5, guests can enjoy a family activity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and create an African maritime collage using fabrics, embellishments, and photographs from the museum collection.

Black History Month in-person programs are free with $1 admission. Virtual programs are free. Advance registration is required, and some of the museum’s virtual programs are available for viewing later on the museum’s YouTube channel. For more information, visit

Upcoming events include:

Tuesday, 1 p.m. (virtual) Speakers’ Bureau. Doris “Dorie” Miller: An American Hero. Learn the heroic story of the Africa...

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