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: 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 July 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

From the Vault: a big loan returns! What’s next? 

Update - RELIANCE and a large collection of artifacts have returned to HMM from Germany!

Q&A from Virtual “Night at the Museum” Tour 

Follow up questions from last week's live tour and interview at HMM

Whaleboats for the Greely Relief Expedition 

A rescue mission to the Arctic is supplied with two small HMCo. built steam powered whaleboats

Curator’s Log: Bristol, HMCo., and the Pandemic of 1918 

How the movement of military personnel, the crowding of factories for war-time production, rallies, parades and the Liberty Bond Campaign impacted HMCo. and Bristol in the influenza pandemic more than a hundred years ago

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