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57th Annual Meeting of the National Maritime Historical Society

8-10 May 2020 · Independence Seaport Museum · Philadelphia, PA

Olympia and Becuna. Photo courtesy Visit Philadelphia®


The National Maritime Historical Society will hold its 57th Annual Meeting the weekend of 8–10 May 2020 at the Independence Seaport Museum on Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing. Join fellow Society members, listen in on presentations from leaders across the maritime heritage community, and enjoy interactive tours of Philadelphia’s historic waterfront treasures, including USS Olympia, the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. Since her launch in 1892, flagship Olympia has served as a symbol of American achievement and technical advancement. Today, she is a museum ship and National Historic Landmark being restored for future generations. Kicking off the Annual Meeting weekend, on Friday, 8 May, attendees will cross over the Delaware River and enjoy an interactive tour and lunch aboard USS New Jersey, launched in 1942 and one of the most decorated battleships in naval history. Beacon of Light Educational Finest Hours & So Close to Home Annual Awards Dinner Live Auction Our AnnualInitiatives Business Meeting and maritime heritage from regional leaders will be held Seminar Series presentations 11/3 and 11/4 Take a sneak peak at the items featured in this the morning of Saturday, 9 May, followed by lunch and private tours of the vast maritime art and artifact year’s Annual Awards Dinner Live Auction! Even Education is the movement from darkness to Join the National Maritime Historical Society and collections Independence Seaport submarine and cruiser Olympia. if you are not able to attend, you can still particilight. -Allan Bloomof Education of the next generNewMuseum, York Times Bestselling AuthorBecuna, Michael Toupate and support the National Maritime Historiation is critical to carrying the memory of our gias for a Film Screening, Lecture & Book Signing Saturday evening you are invited to the Independence Seaport Museum 2020 Gala.for We cal Society.Waterfront Let us do the bidding you!are Call maritime history forward, and we thank all of The Finest Hours & So Close to Home. Friday, 914-737-7878 […] 2020 Independence delighted to announce thatAnnual NMHS president Green with the you who have supported our upcoming November 3,Burchenal 2017 Refreshments […]will be honored Awards DinnerMuseum […] MORE the >> plans to save READ MORE >> Seaport Award for Maritime Preservation, and we hope you willREAD support

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To wrap up the weekend, on Sunday, 10 May, attendees will enjoy a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the nearby Museum of the American Revolution, first opened to the public in 2017. The price of the Annual Meeting, including continental breakfast, luncheon, presentations and tour, is $75 per person. The Friday excursion to USS New Jersey, Saturday evening gala, and Sunday tour of the Museum of the American Revolution are additional. A block of rooms has been reserved on the waterfront at Hilton UPCOMING EVENTS Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing from 7-10 May at the rate of $219/night, plus applicable taxes. For more Lake Union Boats Afloat Showopportunities and to register, please visit information, sponsorship Ship Ahoy... September 14-17 We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia in 2020! Sign up to recieve emails about –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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