From the Vault

Curator’s Log posts, highlights from the collection, posts from guest researchers and other writing that takes you behind the scenes at the museum!

From the Vault: Baby Estelle 

A surprising tale of espionage and intrigue

From the Vault: Dr. Seuss’s Navy 

A research request leads to a surprise cameo and a pleasant distraction from business as usual

From the Vault: Extra, Extra! Local Coverage of the 1899 America’s Cup 

Read all about it! Four pages of parades and parties from the Bristol Phoenix archives

From the Vault: A Prudence Island Clam Bake, Part II 

Following up on last week's post about the origins of the Marconi rig on Herreshoff boats, we go crashing through the archives again for more answers

From the Vault: A Prudence Island Clam Bake, Part I 

A very short article in the Bristol Phoenix leads us to consider a very specific moment in time (and spend a lot more time digging in the archives)

From the Vault: Engine Room Signal Gear 

A spotlight on an exciting recent acquisition for the HMM artifact collection

The Curator’s Log: The 100th Anniversary of RESOLUTE’s Defense and the 13th Challenge (Part III) 

Read Part Three in Curator Emeritus John Palmieri's three part series on the 13th Challenge, originally published in our Curator's Log in 2016.

The Curator’s Log: The 100th Anniversary of RESOLUTE’s Defense and the 13th Challenge (Part II) 

The Trials of 1914

Curator’s Log: The 100th Anniversary of RESOLUTE’s Defense and the 13th Challenge (Part I) 

Part One: Forming the Syndicates. Originally published in the HMM Curator's Log, September, 2015

HMM is Open! Read on for Covid-19 protocols 

Read on for details about when and how you can visit, what we are doing to keep visitors safe, and opening hours

HMCo., Blueprints and Cyanotypes 

From the technical to the creative, how was blueprinting and cyanotype technology employed in and around the shops at HMCo.?

Curator’s Log: Captain Nat and the Herreshoff Biographies (Part Four) 

Curator’s Log: Captain Nat and the Herreshoff Biographies - Part Four: About Nat Himself by John Palmieri