Programs and Events

September 21 - Captain Coram and the Foundling Hospital The Art of Rozanne Hawksley

September 21, 2017 - September 21, 2018

Opening at the Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove on September 21 2017, is a unique mixed-media installation by noted UK artist Rozanne Hawksley. Ms. Hawksley is known for artwork that combines various materials to embody the great themes of life, such as love, loss, war, and suffering. The combination of materials in the largest piece, “Captain Coram and Mr. Handel,” highlight the philanthropy of Captain Coram and Mr. Handel - two men closely involved in the creation of the Foundling Hospital in London, UK in the mid-18th century. Living briefly in Taunton, MA in the early 1700s, Captain Coram founded the first shipbuilding business along the Taunton River, paving the way for the successful shipbuilding industry along the river during the 1700s. Three smaller pieces will be on display as well, part of a memorial installation on the lost and unknown sailors of WWI.

Rozanne Hawksley (née Pibworth) was born in 1931 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK. Her pieces combine a variety of materials to embody these themes, and her mixed-media installations have been exhibited at some of the world’s most prestigious museums and galleries. Ms. Hawksley attended the Southern College of Art, Portsmouth Centre, as well as the Royal College of Art, School of Fashion. Today, Rozanne lives and works in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Captain Coram and the Foundling Hospital will be on exhibit from September 21, 2017 –September 21, 2018, at the Maritime Museum.

October 14 - Girl Scout Overnight

Attention all Girl Scout Leaders! Come and experience a special overnight on a WWII battleship! The program includes knot-tying, special guest speakers and more! Your admission also includes dinner, breakfast and all-day admission to the museum.Reservations are required and can be made by calling 508-678-1100 ext. 101. $65 per person.

Meet costumed historic figures highlighting a “sailor’s life” as you trick-or-treat around the ships, participate in fun educational activities and enter a costume contest to win great prizes!

Plus, take a ride on the spooky carousel. $9.00 per person. Includes candy, activities and admission to the museum.

Members are free - join today and save. Reservations are required.