2016 Lecture Series
The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Annual Lecture Series brings the knowledge of established authors, sailors, and experts directly to the public. Learn from some of the best sailors, writers, historians, and accomplished individuals amongst historic Herreshoff Boats and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. Tickets are availble online at herreshoff.org/store
or at the door the day of the event.
The 2016 Herreshoff Lecture Series is Proudly Sponsored by: Points East Magazine
, Cisco Brewers
, Triple Eight Distillery
, Nantucket Vineyard
, The Bay Magazine
, Gowrie Group
, and Pure Insurance
Reception Begins at 6:00pm
Lecture Begins at 7:00pm
Tickets are $10 for Members and $18 for Non-Members
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Wednesday, October 26th: "SS United States"
Join us in welcoming Susan Gibbs, Executive Director, and David Macaulay, Advisory Council Member, of the SS United States Conservancy for a presentation on the historic ocean liner, widely known as "America's Flagship."
The SS United States is the fastest passenger ship ever built and the largest ever made in the USA. The United States still holds the trans-Atlantic speed record and is one of the last remaining of the world’s great 20th Century ocean liners. Since the vessel’s launch over 60 years ago, she has served as an enduring iconic symbol of American innovation and engineering might. She is the only ship that bears the name of this great nation.
As owners of “America’s Flagship,” the SS United States Conservancy leads the global effort to ensure that this enduring expression of American pride and innovation educates and inspires for generations to come. The Conservancy is well underway with the development of the new SS United States Center for Design and Discovery. The museum and learning center will explore the SS United States’ emergence as an iconic American achievement and examine broader themes of 20th century post-war society, maritime history, science and technology, and mid-century modern art and design. The Conservancy continues to expand its permanent collection of SS United States artifacts, historical documents, artwork, and ship fixtures. For more information, click here.
Susan L. Gibbs is the SS United States Conservancy’s executive director. She is the granddaughter of William Francis Gibbs, the SS United States’ designer, who directed plans for more than 60 percent of the nation’s wartime fleet during World War II and designed over 6,000 ships during the course of his career. She previously served as the Conservancy’s founding board president. She has delivered numerous public presentations on the SS United States and maritime history topics, and she has appeared in multiple media outlets, including the NBC Nightly News, NPR, CNN, CBS Sunday Morning, Agence France Press, Channel N24 (Germany), and Al-Jazeera America, among many others.
David Macaulay, conservancy advisory council member, is a British-born American illustrator and writer. His most famous works include Cathedral (1973), The Way Things Work (1988) and The New Way Things Work (1998). His illustrations have been featured in popular, nonfiction books combining text and illustrations explaining architecture, design and engineering.
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