Curator’s Log

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.

Curator’s Log September 2018 

The Herreshoff-built CUSHING and Destruction of the MAINE

The Curator’s Log: April 2018 

The Boyhood Sketches of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff

The Curator’s Log: January 2018 

Nathanael Greene Herreshoff; The Dishonorable Press and Fake News