"Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe"

Theodor de Bry colored engraving (ca. 1590) after John White painting. From the collections at The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Va.
Theodor de Bry colored engraving (ca. 1590) after John White painting. From the collections at The...
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Region Hampton Roads
Locality James City
Friday, September 19, 2014 - Tuesday, September 08, 2015 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM)
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Objects from The Mariners' Museum collection are featured in this special exhibition tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-canoe trade vessels and work and racing boats.

More than 100 objects from The Mariners' Museum, including a dugout canoe, wood samples, photographic images, woodworking and boatbuilding tools, and scale models, will illustrate the fabrication, employment, sailing and racing of the Chesapeake Bay log canoe.

About The Mariners' Museum: The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va., an educational, non-profit institution accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is home to an international collection of art and artifacts and the largest maritime library and archives in the Northern Hemisphere. It is home to the USS Monitor Center featuring the world's largest marine metals conservation facility.

Visiting Jamestown Settlement: Admission is $16.75 for adults and $7.75 for children ages 6-12 and includes the special exhibition. An exhibition-themed "On the Riverfront" will be held on August 1-2, 2015. Administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round (until 6 p.m. June 15-August 15); closed on Christmas and New Year's days.

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Admission Fee: $16.75 adults; $7.75 ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free.

Last Updated: 7/29/2015 4:07 PM
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