Fall Lecture Series: “The Navigators”

Venue: 
Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606

Admission

  • Members: $Free
  • Non-Members: $$5.00

More than 1,000 years ago, the scattered islands of Polynesia were settled by an ancient seafaring people. Where did they come from and how did they navigate the vast Pacific Ocean? “The Navigators” follows archaeologists across the Pacific as they prove that ancient Polynesians voyaged east from islands in Southeast Asia aboard large seaworthy canoes. Low’s book also tells the modern story of Mau Piailug, a traditional navigator from Micronesia, as he sails the canoe Hokule’a from Hawaii to Tahiti by following a world of natural signs—just as the ancient Polynesians once did. Contact Information: 757-596-2222 View Event Sponsor Website