Yes, Californians are coming to The Mariners’ Museum. Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of greeting three different families form California. These visitors had been exposed to our museum via the internet and another from a hotel at which they were staying. One of the families was from San Diego and had a teenage son who was a Civil War buff. What a delight to meet teenagers and students who are interested in history!! He couldn’t wait to get started in The Monitor center! We hope to see a lot more far away visitors this summer.
When I greet these Californians, it gives me the opportunity to share with them the museum connection with the Huntington’s from there. They are not aware of Collis P. Huntington and how he brought the C&O railroad from West Virginia to Newport News.