Recent News

Recent News

August 2019

Submarine Becuna was featured on PCN TV’s “It’s History” series.

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) featured the Museum in a blog post about house museums in Philadelphia, with a nautical twist.

The Museum was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about on-water activities on the Delaware River. The article also ran in The Morning Call.

Visit Philly included the Museum in its roundup of ways to celebrate Labor Day Weekend.

July 2019

ISM was included in VacationIdea’s roundup of ‘25 Best Things to Do in Philadelphia with Kids.’

The Museum and Paddle Penn’s Landing were included in Philadelphia magazine’s roundup of ‘6 Places to Find Canoes, Kayaks, Pedal Boats, and SUP Paddle Boards Around Philadelphia.’

Go Philly Go included the Museum in its guide to places to go to get out on the water.

Green Philly wrote a feature about the Museum’s kayaking eco tours.

Delco Deal Diva participated in an Urban Eco Cruise and wrote a post about the experience.

The Museum was mentioned in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about catboats, including one built by Museum President and CEO John Brady.

June 2019

The Philadelphia Inquirer included events like the Battle of Fort Mifflin Cruises and UrbanEco River Cruises with Patriot Harbor Lines in its guide to family-friendly fun this summer. 

Generocity and the Council of Maritime Museums featured the Museum receiving a grant from the William Penn Foundation. 

Philadelphia Family Magazine featured Breakfast with Butterflies in its roundup of things to do over the weekend. 

6abc highlighted Cruiser Olympia in a 6abc Loves the Arts segment.

6abc aired footage from Breakfast with Butterflies in a news broadcast.

PhillyVoice published a feature story about kayaking excursions at the Museum.

Be Well Philly of Philadelphia magazine ran a feature article about the Museum’s kayaking excursions for summer 2019.

The Philadelphia Tribune included the Museum’s Juneteenth event in its roundup of ways to celebrate.

Yahoo News/Hoodline included ISM’s Juneteenth celebration among the top things to do in Philly the week of June 17.

Free Museum Day at ISM was included in NBC10’s guide to Wawa Welcome America, as well as its Tips and Tricks article.

Penn Live included ISM in its roundup of 20 attractions offering free admission for Wawa Welcome America.

6abc also included ISM in its roundup of free museums for Wawa Welcome America.

ISM was included in The Philadelphia Sunday Sun’s roundup of Wawa Welcome America activities.

Yahoo News/Hoodline named watching the July 4 fireworks from the Museum among the top things to do during the holiday week.

Bob Kelly of Fox29 highlighted Seaport Summer Camp in a segment of his Camp Kelly series.

May 2019

 Visit Philly listed Mother’s Day in the MakerSpace in its roundup of ‘Things to Do for Mother’s Day 2019 in Philadelphia.’

Philadelphia Family magazine included Mother’s Day at ISM in its rundown of places to celebrate Mom, ‘Philly Mother’s Day Events (and Brunch!).’

The Philadelphia Inquirer covered the Delaware River Governors’ Leadership Summit, held at the Museum.

The Delaware County Daily Times included Free Museum Day at ISM in its roundup of Wawa Welcome America events.

The Unionville Times included Seafarin’ Saturday activities in its weekend guide.

ISM got a mention in Billy Penn’s list of Philly jobs for Flyers mascot Gritty.

Hopatcong Lake Regional News covered the Delaware River Governors’ Leadership Summit in a feature. included Becuna's Birthday Bash in its roundup of things to do over Memorial Day Weekend.

Museum President and CEO John Brady was quoted in a USA Today article about historic ships and Memorial Day.

Uwishunu included ISM’s Memorial Day ceremony in a roundup of weekend events.

PhillyVoice listed Admiral's Tavern in its rundown of where to drink outdoors over Memorial Day Weekend.

KYW featured Becuna's birthday in an article about the milestone.

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured photos from the Memorial Day ceremony aboard Cruiser Olympia on the front page. The photos also appeared in a roundup of observations across the country by The Ledger.

Fox29 and CBS3 aired footage from the Memorial Day ceremony during the 5 p.m. broadcasts.

April 2019

Admiral’s Tavern was listed among the “Top Rooftop Bars in Philadelphia” in a roundup by Visit Philly.

PhillyVoice wrote a feature previewing Locals Only Beer Fest 2019 with WMGK at the Museum.

Admiral’s Tavern was featured in a post by PhillyVoice, ‘Admiral's Tavern, floating beer garden, returning for third season.’

James Lancel McElhinney and the “O.T.W. – On The Water: The Schuylkill River” were featured in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine’s article, ‘On the Water: A River Exhibition.’

Admiral’s Tavern was included in Philadelphia magazine’s roundup of area outdoor watering holes, ‘Beer Gardens in Philadelphia: The 2019 Lineup.’

Metro Philly included the Living History Crew’s Commemoration of Manila Bay event in its roundup of ‘10 fun things to do in Philly this week.’’s roundup of ‘The beer gardens to visit in Philly this spring and summer’ included a visit to Admiral’s Tavern.

American Rifleman ran an article about Cruiser Olympia and the Unknown Solider, ‘“Known But To God”: The Unknown Soldier and the U.S.S. Olympia.’

Philly Family Magazine included Be a Maker at ISM in its guide to ‘Family Guide to the Philadelphia Science Festival.’

March 2019

Discovery’s “Impossible Engineering” featured Cruiser OLYMPIA in the episode, “The World’s Greatest Yacht” (around 32-minute mark).

Kathy O’Connell interviewed John Brady about River Alive! on an episode of Kids Corner on WXPN.

KYW did a feature on River Alive! for its series, KYW Newsradio At Your Leisure.

The Museum was mentioned in an article from The Philadelphia Inquirer, ‘‘It’s part of our history’: Storyteller leads walk exploring sites from Philly’s slave trade.’

Mommy Nearest listed the Museum in its roundup of ‘12 Family Finds in Historic Philly (Besides the Liberty Bell).’

Blog Coast2CoastWithKids included the Museum as one of ‘20 Family Friendly Places to Explore in Philadelphia, PA.’