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Family Past Times

Maritime Day

The 10th Annual Maritime Day celebrates the completion of the Charles Parsons' Ships of the World Gallery renovations with a special ribbon cutting and reception at 11 a.m. Join us for a special salute to the Port of Redwood City as we present our Ships of the World catalogue and unveil two new murals depicting historic scenes at the Port of Redwood City. RSVP by April 8.

From 1-4 p.m., learn about local maritime history as you participate in craft activities.
  • Build your own model ship: In the early 1850s, ships were one of the best ways to get to California.
  • Make a lighthouse: In the 1850s, the California coastline was very dangerous for mariners. California lighthouses were built at the most dangerous points, protecting both passengers and cargo.
  • Create cargo: In the 1850s, ships brought luxuries to California such as blue willow china.
  • Design a signal flag: Learn about signal flags and make your own. The International Code of Signals was first adopted in 1855 as a means of maritime communication.
  • Make a nautical bracelet: Beginning first as a pastime, sailors fashioned bracelets from excess rope found on their ships. Soon, it became an opportunity for them to showcase their craftsmanship.
  • Create a compass rose: A compass rose, sometimes called a windrose, is a figure on a compass or nautical chart used to display the orientation of the cardinal directions—North, East, South, and West—and their intermediate points.

Family Past Times

A Family Past Times is a fun-filled exploration of history featuring arts, crafts and hands-on demonstrations at the History Musem.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Reception 11 a.m.
Crafts 1 - 4 p.m.
History Museum
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