Maritime Connections Lecture: A Somewhat Pleasant Surprise

September 20, 2020 - 10:30 amSeptember 20, 2020 - 02:30 pmApril 6, 2019, 10:30am - 2:30pm
The Mariner's Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Free with $1 Admission: $$1

Saturday, April 6, 2019 • 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Presented by Marc Nucup FREE with $1 Museum admission; seating is limited. Matchlock firearms gave Europeans traveling to the New World a decided technological advantage. Despite the importance of this weapon, the Mariners' Museum did not own a European matchlock musket. In 2008, curator Marc Nucup sought to fill this hole in the collection and purchase a 17th-century matchlock. Imagine the surprise when something else entirely showed up at the Museum! Come find out the surprise! Visit us at: