Matthew Fontaine Maury, “The Pathfinder of the Seas,” Had One Great VMI Home…And a Steinway, Too

To start our Garden Week tour of Virginia Military Institute, we attended a lecture about Matthew Fontaine Maury, a naval officer and oceanographer who made significant contributions to navigation and meteorology.  Colonel Keith Gibson, executive director of the VMI Museum, gave a great presentation – complete with clever animation – that introduced us to an accomplished 19th century VMI professor.