•  Pigeon Point Lighthouse by Norbert Von Der Goreben

Courthouse Docket

Women in Maritime History

Maritime author and historian JoAnn Semones, Ph.D. will discuss “Women in Maritime History", a salute to women seafarers who hold a special place in coastal history. Her presentation will cover portraits of women as pirates, sailors, navigators, ship builders, boat skippers, lighthouse keepers and as heroes on the high seas.

JoAnn’s books chart a course through our amazing maritime history, bringing to the surface stories long thought to have vanished beneath the sea.  Her stories have appeared in a variety of national and international publications. JoAnn is featured in a video highlighting local maritime history in our exhibit Charles Parsons' Ships of the World. To learn more, visit her website


Upcoming Courthouse Docket presentations TBA, check back soon for more details!

Sponsored By:

The Courthouse Docket is a monthly series of presentations held in the History Museum's Historic Courtroom A. The Courthouse Docket Series is sponsored by Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation.