Lecture: Tapping History

August 11, 2020 - 07:00 pmAugust 11, 2020 - 09:00 pmJanuary 24, 2019, 7pm - 9pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Guests: $5.00
  • Members: $0.00

Presented by Harry Warren and Brian van Eerden.

FREE for Members; $5 for guests.

Tar, pitch, turpentine, and rosin-known collectively as naval stores-were as important in the era of wooden sailing ships as petroleum is today. The South once dominated the naval stores industry, which tapped vast longleaf forests for resin and ultimately decimated them. Uncover the history of our region's naval stores and ghost forests with Harry Warren and Brian van Eerden. Learn the myths behind the term "Tar Heel." Discover how conservationists are bringing back the majestic longleaf as part of Virginia's heritage and our resilient future.