Lectures, Films & Forums

Topic Description Fee/Tickets



The Street of Ships: The Recovery and Rebirth of New York’s South Street Seaport Museum

With South Street Seaport Museum Executive Director Jonathan Boulware


Friday, October 27 / 8:00pm
Garfield Center for the Arts / 210 High Street


Capt. Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City will provide an entertaining, historical, celebratory tour through the history of the port of New York; the Museum that aims to interpret that history; and an overview of the recent, multiple-award-winning restoration of the mighty 1885 iron sailing ship Wavertree.

Join the captain for an hour of history, hyperbole, and a photo journey through New York’s port.



Book Release: “Building Sultana”

With Artist Marc Castelli


Saturday, October 28 / 6:00pm
Swain Geography Classroom / Sultana Education Center/ 200 South Cross Street


Join the Sultana Education Foundation and artist Marc Castelli for the public release of Building Sultana, an new limited-edition book that documents the three-year construction of the schooner SULTANA in more than 200 pen and ink drawings accompanied by recollections of the shipwrights and volunteers who built her.  The book’s fascinating and tragic story will be recounted by Castelli, who will also share artwork and stories from and about the book.   Copies of Building Sultana will be available for purchase that evening, and books may also be pre-purchased here.



Saturday, October 28 / 11:00am
The Book Plate / 112 South Cross Street
Partner Event with the Book Plate


Jay Fleming’s first book, “Working the Water,” is a visual narrative of the lives of those individuals whose livelihood is directly dependent upon the Chesapeake Bay — America’s largest estuary. The book comprises photographs of seasoned watermen, scenic seascapes, weathered workboats and bay bounty — a true and complete depiction of Chesapeake Bay life. Equal parts informative and aesthetically pleasing, Jay’s flagship book, “Working the Water, is relevant to the seafood enthusiast, the history buff, the biologist, photography fan, and Chesapeake Bay lover alike.