Curator’s Log: Captain Nat and the Herreshoff Biographies, Part Three
This is the third of a multi-part series on Captain Nat’s subsequent efforts to correct and add to the published biographies of himself and his two older brothers.
Curator’s Log, August 2019: “Herreshoff Biographies: Part Two”
This is the second of a multi-part series on Captain Nat Herreshoff’s (1848-1938) efforts, starting in 1926 and extending into the early 1930s, to correct and add to the published biographies of himself and his two older brothers, James Brown Herreshoff (1834-1930) and John Brown Herreshoff (1841-1915).
This Month in Herreshoff History- July 1915
Introducing “This Month in Herreshoff History” a new series featuring past events occurring in previous years of this month This Month in Herreshoff History- July 1915 The Obituary John Brown Herreshoff the President and Treasurer of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company died in the early morning hours of Tuesday July 20, 1915 in his home on […]
The Story of NC-4
In May 1919 the Navy Flying Boat NC-4 completed the first Transatlantic flight covering a distance of 1380 miles in a little over 15 hours from Newfoundland to the Azores. The accompanying NC-1 and NC-3 failed in the attempt.
Launching WEE WINN: Antique & Classic Boat Society Magazine
Warren stumbled across Miss Sutton’s original Wee Winn during a visit to the Herreshoff Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island in 2017.
Curator’s Log April 2019: Herreshoff Biographies, Part One
This is the first of a multi-part series on Captain Nat Herreshoff’s efforts, starting in 1926 and extending into the early 1930s, to correct and add to the published biographies of himself and his two older brothers, James Brown Herreshoff and John Brown Herreshoff.
Curatorial Corner: Winter 2019
This winter has been a busy one in the Collections department at HMM!
Curator’s Log Feb. 2019: “Battle of the Steam Launches: Newport 1887”
The Herreshoff’s made their first delivery of a steam launch to the US Government in 1876 and over the next 22 years they delivered a number of steam launches ranging in size from 22-42 feet to the Coast Survey, Fish Commission, Lighthouse Service and US Navy.
Curator’s Log, November, 2018: The 1870 Love Letters of John Brown Herreshoff
An important part of the museum’s collection related to the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and Herreshoff family are the original business and private correspondence, and other manuscript materials, originating with, or relating to, John Brown Herreshoff.
The Curator’s Log: January 2018
Nathanael Greene Herreshoff; The Dishonorable Press and Fake News