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FESTIVALS, EVENTS, LECTURES, ETC.

•"Behind Closed Doors: Graphic Novels and the US Navy," 6-8 PM, 20 September at the H ampton Roads Naval Museum . Reservations required. (O ne Waterside Dr. , Suite 248, Norfolk, VA 235 10; Ph. 757 322-3 109; www.hrnm.navy. mil) •Panel Discussion, "Designing the SS United States," led by historian Pat Kirkham on 9 October. H osted by the SS United Stares Conservancy ar rhe Forbes Galleries as part of the ongoing exhibit The Ocean Liner United Stares (see listing in column 3) • RyboRendezvous Weekend, 12-14 O ctober ar Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart, Florida (6 15 SW Anchorage Way, Stuart, FL 34994; Ph. 772 28 3-9225; sun setbaymarinaandanchorage.com and www.RybovichBook.com) •USS Constellation Cup Regatta & Pier Party, 20 O ctober in Baltimore H arbor. Regatta open to all sailboats; proceeds benefit restoration proj ects and educational programs at the Historic Ships in Baltimore. (Pier 1, 301 E . Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202; Ph. 4 10 539- 1797; www.historicships.org) •Sultana Projects Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship & Wooden Boat Festival, 26-28 October in C hestertown, M D . (www.sultanaproj ects.org) EXHIBITS

•Disasters on the Delaware: Rescues on the River, 7 September th ro ugh 201 3 at the Independence Seaport Museum (Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA; Ph. 215 4 13-8655; www. phillyseapo rt.org) • She's A WOW: Women's Service Organizations in World war IL 13 September th ro ugh early 201 3 at the Pritzker Military Library in C hi cago. (1 04 S. Michigan Ave., C hicago, IL 60603; Ph. 3 12 374-9333; www. pritzkermilitarylibrary.org •Marine Art Invitational and Life Along the River, through 22 September at the Lyme Art Association's Cooper/Ferry & South Galleries. This is a member and ASMA- invited show. (LAA, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371; Ph. 860 434-7802; (www. lymeartassociation.org) •LighthousesandLegends, pain tings fro m the Burrichter/Kierlin M arine Art Collecthrough 19 O ctober at the M in -

neso ta Marine Art M useum. Also, The First & Second war for Independence, through 11 November, a exhibition of 30 engravi ngs from the US Navy Art Collection (800 Riverview D rive, W inona, M N 55987; Ph. 507 474-6626; www.minne so ramarineart.org) •Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine, 22 September-30 December at the Portland M useum of Art (7 Congress Sq., Portland, ME 04 101 ; Ph. 207 775 6 148; www.portlandmuseum.org) •1812: A Nation Emerges, th ro ugh 27 January at the National Portrait Gal lery (8 th and F Streets NW, Washington, D C 20001 ; Ph. 202 633-8300; www. npg. si. edu) •Written on the waves: Shipboard Logs and journals, thro ugh 1 Ocrober 201 2 ar the Peabody Essex Museum. (PEM, East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01 970; 978 745-95 00; www.pem.org) •Paci.fie Flourish, an exhibition of m ixed media by Michele Janee; and Sanctuary, by Artist-in-Residence Lizabeth Madal who explores through art rhe Channel Islands, through 4 November at the Sama Barbara Maritime M useum (11 3 H arbor Way, Suite 190, Sam a Barbara, CA 93 109; Ph. 805 962-8404; www.sbmm.org) •Jack London Photographer, over 50 images thro ugh 3 D ecember 201 2 ar rhe San D iego Maritime Museum (1 492 North H arbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92 101 ; www. sdmaritime.org) •American Society of Marine Artists 15th National Exhibition, through 201 3, traveling to: Texas, Califo rnia, Oregon, and Minnesota. (ASMA, www.americansocietyofmarineartisrs.com) •Sea Battles ofthe war of1812, an exhibition of 25 oil paimings by H ans Skalagard (11 3 H arbor Way, Sam a Barbara, CA 93 109; www.s bmm .org) •Treasures from the Collections and Restoring a Past, Charting a Future at Mystic Seaport Museum (75 Greenmanville Ave., Mys tic, CT 06355; www.mysticseaport.o rg) •Push and Pull: Life on Chesapeake Tugboats, through 201 4 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime M useum (2 13 N. Talbot Street, St. M ichaels, MD 21663; Ph. 4 10 745-2916; www.cbmm .o rg) •Always Good Ships: A Tribute to 125 Years of Newport News Shipbuilding,

ar The Mariners' Museum (1 00 Museum Dr., Newpo rt News, VA 23606; Ph. 757 596-2222; www.marinersm useum.org) •Battle of Lake Erie, permanem exhibit at rhe Eri e Maritime Museum (1 50 East Front St. , Erie, PA 16507; Ph. 8 14 4522744; www.eriemaritimemuseum .org) •war of 1812, features the iconic "Don't Give Up th e Ship" flag from the Battle of Lake Erie at rhe US Naval Academy Museum (12 1 Blake Rd ., Annapolis, MD 2 1402; www. usna.edu) •The Ocean Liner United States: Celebrating the Past and Future ofAmerica's Flagship, th ro ugh 20 October 201 2 at the Forbes Galleri es in New York. (FG, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York; Ph. 212 2065548; www.fo rbesgalleries .com) CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS

•The War of 1812 Bicentennial Conference Series: Part I, "Origins and the War at Sea," 27-29 September 201 2 in St. John, New Brunswick. H osted by rhe Gregg Centre fo r the Srudy of War and Society, the University of Maine, and rhe New Brunswick M useum . (Email Dr. Marc Milner at milner@unb. ca fo r more info rmation) •2012 Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Annual Meeting & Expo, 24-26 October in Providence, RI. Pre-meeting training sessions, 22 and 23 Ocrober. (www.sname. org/20 l 2Ann ualMeering/) •"From Enemies to Allies," An International Conference on the War of 1812 and its Aftermath, 12-16 June 201 3 at rhe United Stares Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. Call for Papers deadline is 1 February 201 3. (I nquiries about the submission process should be sent to Bill Pencek, Executive Director, Maryland War of 18 12 Bicenrennial Commiss ion at bpencek@choosemarylahd.org. General information on rhe conference is online at www.starspangled200.com.) •Big Stuff Conference 2013, triennial international meeting focused on the co nserving our large technology heritage, 25-27 Septe mber 201 3 in Onawa, Canada. Co nfe rence theme will be "Saving Big Stuff in T ight Economic Times." Call for Papers deadline is 3 1March 201 3. (www. sciencetech.technom uses.ca/ english/whatson/b ig__sruff_co nference.cfm

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