October 26, 2023

2024 Lecture Schedule

The 2024 Lecture Series

Tickets for these lectures - including season passes - are available for purchase now. CLICK HERE! Most lectures will be presented both in person and virtually over Zoom. All winter lectures will take place in Gallery 26, the second floor hall in the historical Burnside Machine Shop, located in 26 Burnside St. Lectures during the warmer months will take place in the Museum's Hall of Boats at 1 Burnside St.

January 18 in Gallery 26
Evan Ide, Antique Car Specialist - “Progress of Propulsion: development of engine and drive systems in Automobiles and Boats 1800s - WW1” This lecture will include a viewing of artifacts from the Audrain Auto Museum's collection - on loan just for this event!

February 13 in Gallery 26
Evelyn Ansel, HMM Curator - “Noiseless, Clean & Reliable: the Untold Story of HMCo.’s Electric Launches” 

March 5 in Gallery 26
Nat Philbrick, Historian & Author - "Why Read Moby-Dick" in collaboration with the Bristol BookFest. This is an in-person only lecture with special event ticket pricing.

April 18, Location TBD
Mike Coffin, Marine Geophysicist - “Human Exploration of the Deep Sea: a History of 20th and 21st Century Deep Ocean Exploration” 

May 23 in the Hall of Boats
Gerald Carbone, Historian & Author - “Brown & Sharpe: the Measure of American Industry” 

June 20 in the Hall of Boats
Matthew Bird, Industrial Design Historian - “From Camp Fire Coffee Pots to America's Cup Defenders: Aluminum in the Gilded Age” 

July 23 in the Hall of Boats
Krystal Rose, Curator & Dr. Jim Carlton, Professor of Marine Sciences - “Spineless: A Glass Menagerie of Blaschka Marine Invertebrates” This lecture will include an afternoon dock-side program with our speakers; advanced registration required.

September 19 in the Hall of Boats
Professor Timothy Walker, Historian - “Sailing to Freedom:  Recovering and Re-centering the Maritime Dimension of the Underground Railroad”

October 24 at 1 Burnside St.
HMM Gallery Talk with Curator Evelyn Ansel + Guests. This is an in-person only talk and reception and will include a tour of two of HMM's most recent exhibits.

November 21, Location TBD
Daphne Geanacopoulos, Historian & Author - "The Pirate's Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd"