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11/16-17/2012: Sea Your History Weekend

Posted by: Chuck Meide in LAMP Events, LAMPosts

We are having our first Sea Your History Weekend starting Friday November 16 with events on both Friday and Saturday.

Friday at 3:00 there is a Lost Ships Archaeo Tour lead by Chuck Meide, Director of LAMP. Paul Johnston, the Curator of Maritime Archaeology from the Smithsonian will also be on hand. Folks can buy tickets on our website or at the counter for $24.00.

Paul Johnston will be joining the Tower Club Haunted Pub Crawl as well on Friday evening at 7:00 PM. Join us for a night of spirits and . . . more spirits! Those who buy these tickets will get in for the lecture on Saturday as well.

Saturday at 6:30 AM Kathleen McCormick, Lighthouse & Museum Director of Collections, will be hosting a Sunrise Tour. Come watch the sunrise from the best view in town!

Saturday at 9:00 AM until around 1:00 PM there will be a boatbuilding demonstration. This is free with paid admission so come by and check out our boatbuilders planking a traditional flat-bottomed spritsail skiff!

Saturday at 11:00 AM Paul Johnston, underwater archaeologist from the Smithsonian Institution, will present on the history of maritime archaeology at the Smithsonian. This event is free with admission.

Sea Your History is a series of weekend events that is being paid for by a grant from the Tourist Development Council.

Biography of our Speaker:

Paul F. Johnston is Curator of Maritime History at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where he is responsible for the maritime history and National Watercraft collections. He also oversees the museum's motorcycle collections and is a year-round motorcyclist and columnist for a regional motorcycle magazine.

He has curated more than a dozen exhibitions at the Smithsonian and other museums, including On the Water: Stories from Maritime America. He also consults internationally with other museums on their exhibitions and other affairs, and he serves on national and international committees for the US Department ofState, US Navy, the Council of American Maritime Museums, the American Association of Museums, the Society for Historical Archaeology, and the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology.

Johnston’s research area is shipwreck archaeology, and he has worked on shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas, the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Great Lakes and many smaller lakes and rivers.

He has over 150 publications, ranging from seven books to numerous scientific and general-interest articles and reviews. He is presently completing the book Shipwrecked in Paradise; Cleopatra’s Barge in Hawai‘i on the early 19th century Royal Yacht of Hawaiian King Kamehameha II. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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