Henninger Interactive Media has teamed up with Luc Cuyvers of Annapolis, Md.-based production company Mare Nostrum to complete a 17-minute DVD presentation film entitled Sea Power for the Mariners“ Museum in Newport News, Va. Unveiled on September 25th, the DVD explores the history of the U.S. Navy in the new permanent gallery at the Museum. From the 18th century’s frigates to the high-tech precision missions of the 21st century’s nuclear-powered ships, submarines, and aircraft carriers, the major exhibition reveals the Navy’s important role in the commercial and diplomatic history of
the nation and world peace.
According to Austin R. Whitmore, director of marketing for The Mariners” Museum, the gallery is the first in a series of new and updated permanent exhibitions that will explore the concept of “sea power.” The exhibitions will examine the sea’s role as a highway for trade, commerce, exploration and communication, and demonstrate how the quest for control of the seas has turned the course of history. The development of the Navy’s missions, strategies, ships, technologies, and, of course, personalities, will be illustrated with artifacts and artwork from the Museum’s collections; artifacts recovered from the USS Monitor; and lively and informative audio-visual displays.
The Mariners’ Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime museums in the world. It boasts a collection of more than 35,000 international maritime artifacts, including figureheads, scrimshaw, hand-crafted ship models, small craft, decorative arts, prints and paintings. The Museum is complemented by a 76,000-volume research library and archives, considered one of the most extensive maritime research libraries in North America.