In Person Evening Lecture: Crime of Clotilda

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Thursday May 12

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

This event is in person at the Museum. 

Event Description

Travel back in time with historian Natalie S. Robertson, PhD, as she shares the story of Clotilda, the last American slave ship, and its fateful, illegal smuggling voyage from point of capture in the West African interior to point of disembarkation in Mobile, Alabama, on the eve of the Civil War.


Attendees are welcome to ask questions after the lecture, and Dr. Robertson will answer them. A book signing will follow the Q&A.


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Registration Information

Each individual attending the lecture requires one (1) ticket. Up to six (6) tickets may be purchased in one transaction.
Each ticket includes one (1) drink ticket. A cash bar will be available for additional beverages.

Bundle Your Ticket!
Member Ticket + Café Box and Guest Ticket + Café Box Bundles Include:

  • Lecture admission 
  • One (1) beverage ticket
  • One (1) Mariners’ Café hors d'oeuvres box

*A limited number of Mariners’ Café hors d'oeuvres boxes will be available for purchase during the event. Pre-ordering is encouraged.*

The Mariners’ Museum and Park encourages all guests to follow current COVID-19 safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Health regardless of vaccination status.

Advance registration is required.

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