2017 Annual Membership Meeting of the Richmond Museum Association

  Thanks so much to all the members of the Richmond Museum Association (RMA) who attended the annual meeting on Sunday February 26, 2017! The event was productive, informative and fun! Executive Director Melinda McCrary provided a report on the 2016 activities at the Richmond Museum of History. Director of Ship's Operations and newly elected board member Johannes Hoech gave a similar report for the SS Red Oak Victory. Congrats to both Melinda and Johannes for successful 2016 at the Museu...
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An Afternoon with Calvin Fong Program is a HUGE Success!

The Richmond Museum of History hosted Calvin Fong on April 11, 2015 to speak about Fong Wan's shrimping business in Richmond from approximately 1934-1948. We suspected the program would be popular as we had many phone calls inquiring leading up to the day, but we were happily surprised that nearly 100 people were in attendance! We literally did not have enough chairs for everyone, so it was standing room only! Many descendants of Chinese shrimpers from Richmond were in the audience as...
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Crab Feed aboard the SS Red Oak Victory a success!

On Saturday January 31, 2015, the crew of the SS Red Oak Victory (ROV) hosted the 1st ever crab feed aboard the ship in the special events room also known as cargo hold #4. The crew was so happy that everyone reported to be stuffed after a lovely evening of warm crab with butter sauce, Caesar salad, and artisan bread! The weather that day was unseasonably warm to the delight of the guests. Tickets were sold out over a week before the event, so we had a full house of 150 people! The RO...
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Historic Film Festival lineup announced for Winter/Spring 2015!

Attention movie lovers! The winter/spring 2015 lineup of the wildly popular Historic Film Festival aboard the SS Red Oak Victory (ROV) has been announced! Please note the Film Festival will take place on Tuesday evenings rather than the usual Thursday evenings for the foreseeable future. All films begin at 7:00 pm. January 20, 2015--The Heroes of Telemark (1965) February 17, 2015--So Proudly We Hail! (1943) March 17, 2015--Shining Through (1992) April 14, 2015--Force of Ar...
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