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10th Maritime Heritage Conference Save the Date! The 1Och Maritime Heritage Conference is scheduled for 17-21 September 20 14 in Norfolk, VA. Nauticus, the science and technology center and home to the Battleship Wisconsin and the Hampton Roads N aval Museum, is the principal host; sessions will be held in the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Naval Historical Foun~ clarion program direc, tor Dr. David Winkler will serve as program chairman-a call for papers announcement will go out in the coming months. The Maritime Heritage Conference is hosted by multiple organizations and institutions associated ~ with maritime heritage and covers a wide range of topics. Museums, universities, government agencies, an d non-profit historical and heritage societies large and small send their leaders and staff to share with-and learn from-one another. Networking opportunities abound. The last time the conference was held in Norfolk, more than 500 people attended. Sessions will cover the following: international trade, oceanic immigrations, maritime law, shipbuilding, small craft preservation, lighthouses and lifesaving stations, whaling, underwater archaeology, historic ships, sailors' lives at sea and ashore, African-American maritime history, maritime museums and organizations, seaports, naval history, literature, native maritime cultures, m arine art and sea music, education, sail training and tall ships, and other topics related to global maritime heritage. The conference theme, keynote speakers, and other derails will be forthcoming. Please save the date and keep yo ur eye out for ways yo u can participate. Check the NMHS website at www.seahistory.org for details as they emerge in the coming months . .1

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