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Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum hosts several events throughout the year to raise money and awareness for the two museums. ​

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Paddle Battle

Join us on September 10, 2022, from 9:30-4:30, for the 2nd Annual Portsmouth Paddle Battle on the Elizabeth River. 
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A Night Under the Stars

Stay tuned for a planned Fall 2023 evening under the stars at High Street basin featuring fine dinner and a night of dancing to 1920s music.

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Virtual Tour

Join us for a virtual tour of the Museum and Lightship Portsmouth


Oral History of Shipard Life and Families

Oral History – The Friends are developing an oral history and video exhibit for hopeful inclusion as an exhibit in the Shipyard Museum and at other City venues. In conjunction with the TV and Media Production CTE students from I.C. Norcom High School, and with the City's Museums Department, the Friends plan to identify several families, some multi-generational, with experience working at the Shipyard and living in Portsmouth. The Friends believe that while there are many real stories about the Shipyard, what it is and what it has been, no complete story may be told without telling the stories of the thousands of Portsmouth residents who have worked there and lived here. And what better way to tell this story than  with the assistance of our TV and Media Production CTE students. The interview candidates have been selected and interviewing and filming started on January 19, 2022. We hope to have a finished product by Summer 2022.

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