This Saturday, join us as we dive into our new Message in a Bottle: Picturing Maritime Culture in Hampton Roads exhibition. Message in a Bottle considers the maritime culture of Hampton Roads through a call and response between past and present. From the ironclad battles of the Civil War to the maritime departments at Old Dominion University itself, waterways have indelibly shaped this region’s histories, technologies, and cultures. Yet the maritime connections at Hampton Roads extend far beyond local landmarks and industries. Whether we consider the physical movements of global shipping networks or representations of maritime culture in private and public art collections, water connects this region to the world.