NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - It's a time to celebrate African American culture and influence and that includes on our nation's waters.
All February, The Mariners' Museum and Park on Museum Dr. is hosting events tied to Black History Month, while holding true to the museum's mission to connect visitors to the water.
Events include story time and crafts on Mondays and special exhibits on Saturdays.
Saturday, February 8, the museum is hosting Africans and African Americans in the Maritime World, highlighting African influence across several centuries.
The following Saturday, performer Nathan Richardson will portray famed abolitionist, speaker and writer Frederick Douglass.
All programs are free with the museum's $1 admission.
Head to the Mariners' Museum website for a full list of Black History Month events.