On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we regret to announce S.E.A. Camp 2020 has been cancelled. We are appreciative of the Margaret Sue Rust Foundation for their continued support for over 20 years. It is our intent to present S.E.A. Camp 2021 with outstanding activities. We are hoping to be able to provide H2Odyssey Camp in July. Please continue to check back in with us for further updates.
This decision was made to maintain the health and safety of your children
We regret to announce the cancellation of the 24th Annual Rockport Wine Festival and Patron Party on May 21st and 23rd. Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 we chose to make this difficult decision for the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, vendors and staff. We hope you will all join us for the returning of Rockport Wine Festival on May 29, 2021, with the Patron Party kick off on May 27, 2021. We are grateful to everyone who contributes to the ongoing success of Wine Festival, and we hope to work with you again next year. We are working to make this event bigger and better so be sure to mark your calendars!
Texas Maritime Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Justin Parkoff, who will serve as our Curator and Maritime Archaeologist.
Justin is a Texas A&M University graduate who joined the Texas Maritime Museum (TMM) in April. He is trained as a maritime archaeologist with a background in conservation, historic preservation and museum exhibit design. Prior to joining the TMM, Justin served as an archaeologist and conservator on maritime projects for the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Texas Historical Commission, and the Cultural Resource Management firm AECOM. These projects involved analyzing artifact assemblages discovered along the Texas Gulf Coast and in the upper Delaware River Valley. He designed and implemented long-term conservation and exhibit plans for these recovered collections.
His private research focuses on steamship technology and 19th century maritime history. For this reason, Justin has consulted on a variety of projects that analyzed steamship wrecks including the Texas Navy warship Zavala (1842), Perseverance (1856), USS Westfield (1863), USS Hatteras (1863), USS Clifton (1864), and Mary Conley (1873). His background brings a distinct specialty to the Texas Maritime Museum's mission to inspire knowledge of the maritime world.