2014-2015 Lecture Series
The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Annual Lecture Series brings the knowledge of established authors, sailors, and experts directly to the public. Learn from some of the best sailors, writers, historians, and accomplished individuals amongst historic Herreshoff Boats and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. Tickets are availble online at herreshoff.org/store
or at the door the day of the event.
The 2014-2015 Herreshoff Lecture Series is Proudly Sponsored by: Points East Magazine
, Cisco Brewers
, Triple Eight Distillery
, Nantucket Vinyard
, The Bay Magazine
, and Pure Insurance
Reception begins at 6:00pm
Lecture Starts at 7:00pm
Tickets: Members: $10; Non-Members $18
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Tickets & Memberships can be purchased at the door on the day of the event.
January 22nd: Llewellyn Howland III
The Annual Carlton Pinheiro Lecture
About the Book
Few twentieth-century Americans lived a more creative, event-filled, and often conflicted life than the Boston-born aviation pioneer and yacht designer W. Starling Burgess. Orphaned at twelve, Burgess received his first patent at nineteen, left Harvard, and, following the suicide of the first of his five wives, published a book of poetry at twenty-four. Among his children was the celebrated author-artist Tasha Tudor.
Burgess was a personality of enormous charm, physical courage, and energy. He was also, as his son lamented, "a child who will not face hard facts, but will hide from them and will love the person who shields him from them." The tension between his personal and professional life had consequences both disturbing and tragic—and provides answers to questions, and insight into events, that cover the entire span of the twentieth century. Here, at last, is a book that cover the entire fascinating career of a genuine native polymath.
Insights about the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company learned from The RELIANCE Project
March 19th: "Ask the Experts"
A panel of boating experts discusses spring maintenance work, mistakes to avoid, and more.
April 16th: Halsey C. Herreshoff
What You Don’t Know About the Herreshoffs: NC4, Automobiles, Motorcycles, & Much More
June 18th: Dyer Jones
The History of the 12 Metre Class
July 16th: TBD
August 20th: TBD
The 2014 Lecture Series is Sponsored by: