Offered at various times throughout the year, this series is designed for a relaxed experience after the bustle of the busy day.  Enjoy private access to a particular museum ship, interact with staff, and enjoy an enhanced experience to explore various themes and aspects of our vessels not available to the everyday visitor.    

Tickets may be purchased to individual presentation, or in groups of three presentations for a reduced rate.

Individual Presentations
Set of 3 Presentations


(21 & up)



($30 value)


(15-20, or with ID)



($24 value)


(14 & Under)



($18 value)

Individual presentation tickets my be purchased online via the links below, on-site, or by phone 410-539-1797 x0 (M-F, 9-4).

Sets of 3 presentations my be purchased on-site or by phone.

Museum members receive 20% off presentation tickets.



Evening Mariner Series Presentations

Saturday, June 23rd, 7:00 PM

Civil War Medicine

with Brad Stone on USS Constellation

Delve below decks into the sick bay aboard USS Constellation to witness the medical practices used aboard ship during the Civil War.  Ship’s Surgeon Bradford Stone will describe various medical theories and practices used by physicians during the war.  Get an exclusive look into what life aboard ship could be like for the infirmed sailor. 

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Saturday, June 30th, 7:00PM

Lightships in the US: a brief history and a review of their service in the Chesapeake Bay from 1820 to 1965

with Greg Krawczyk on Lightship Chesapeake

Lightship Chesapeake

Did you know that for almost a century-and-a-half lightships, not lighthouses, were the primary aid to Chesapeake Bay navigation?  Join Capt. Greg Krawczyk, USN (ret) aboard the Lightship 116 Chesapeake and learn more about the MANY lightships that served on the 17 Lightship Stations throughout the Bay - where they served and how long each station was needed.

Saturday, July 14th, 7:00PM

Armor Belt: The Evolution of Battleship Armor

with Ryan Szimanski USGCG Taney

This is a look at the evolution of battleship armor, especially during the Second World War, with a comparison of various battleships. Why were the battleships at Pearl Harbor so vulnerable, what did Yamato gain from being a quarter heavier than other nations battleships, was Hood really less armored than Bismarck?

Battleship New Jersey

Courtesy of Naval History
and Heritage Command

Saturday, July 21th, 7:00PM

Pearl Harbor to Midway:

The Sleeping Giant Awakens

with Paul Cora on USCGC Taney

Taney at Pearl Harbor

Join Historic Ship's Curator and Historian Paul Cora on board Pearl Harbor Survivor USCGC TANEY for an examination of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, including insights from both from the Japanese and American perspectives.

Saturday, July 28th, 7:00PM

Lighthouses of the Chesapeake

with Bob Stevenson at Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse

Lightship Chesapeake

The Chesapeake is the only place in the United States where all five types of lighthouses exist. Learn what worked and what did not. Hear about the Bay’s surviving lighthouses, lighthouses that have “crossed the bar”, and those that have been preserved. Hear stories about the perils of being a keeper on the Bay, and their heroic efforts to help mariners in distress.

Saturday, August 18th, 7:00PM

19th Century Baltimore: A City of Immigrants

with Wayne Schaumburg at the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse

Prior to the Civil War, nearly 170,000 immigrants arrived in Baltimore, mainly from Germany and Ireland. From 1865-1900, however, the city received over 600,000 immigrants, mostly from central and eastern Europe including Germany, Russia Lithuania, Austria-Hungary, and Bohemia.  Arriving at piers 8 & 9 at Locust Point, they waited in line to pass cursory physical exams and the critical eyes of immigration officials.  Many of these newcomers stayed in town just long enough to board a B&O train bound for points west.  Others, though, settled in Baltimore to raise families, and to work for the railroads, the port, or in the garment and canning industries.  Many of their descendants are today's Baltimoreans.

Saturday, September 1st, 7:00 PM

Jewish-Americans in the Civil War

with Brad Stone on USS Constellation

Uriah Phillips Levy,

1st Jewish Commodore of the United States Navy

Brad Stone will present on the important role that Jewish-Americans played in the Civil War. The talk will focus on such local history as the famous Pratt Street riots in 1861, which involved clashes between prominent Baltimore Jews on both sides of the abolition and secession issues. The talk also outlines the national critical role that Jews played during the Civil War, and how the War affected the future of Jewish-Americans; their enormous impact on many aspects of the war and how their contributions continue to affect us today.


Evening Mariner Series Speakers :

Brad Stone has had a long career with the federal government as a senior public relations executive dealing with a wide variety of public health issues. This experience included leading the public relations operations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He currently combines his interest in the Civil War and medical history by volunteering as a docent on a regular basis at both the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD and aboard the USS Constellation in Baltimore Harbor.


Captain S. Greg Krawczyk is a Retired Navy Captain and has been a member of Historic Ships in Baltimore since 2005.  He has been the Lead Maintenance and Repair volunteer for Lightship Chesapeake since 2006.  Mr. Krawczyk is also the current President of the Chesapeake Chapter, US Lighthouse Society.

Ryan Szimanski is the acting director of curatorial and educational affairs for The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial.  Before moving to the Battleship New

Jersey, Mr. Szimanski was the USCGC Taney site manager.  He has a lifelong fascination with warships, especially battleships and has worked on museum ships for twelve years. 

Bob Stevenson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society, serving as the Education Coordinator. He has expanded the Chapter’s education outreach programs beyond schools and Scouting to lifelong learners, presenting illustrated lighthouse talks to groups of all ages.

Wayne R. Schaumburg is a Baltimore native who taught social studies in the city school system for 39 years before retiring in 2007.  Wayne has been giving tours and illustrated lectures on Baltimore history for over 35 years covering a variety of topics from architecture to the Great Baltimore Fire. He serves on the boards of Baltimore Heritage, the Friends of Perry Hall Mansion, the Clifton Mansion Salon, and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House.