Join the crew at the USS Constitution Museum for a private, after hours tour of USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides,” the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.
Led by Margherita Desy, historian with the Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston, USS Constitution, you can explore the ship’s decks, marvel at the structure, and hear inspiring history. After the tour, take a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s collections and archives. Learn about the lives of the sailors who lived on board the ship in 1812 and experience history with hands-on exhibits. Looking forward to a truly spectacular 2012, museum president Anne Grimes Rand will share plans for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Guests should meet at the USS Constitution Museum and bring a valid photo ID for access to the ship. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served. This event is free for guests of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Please firstname.lastname@example.org by May 25 or call 617-426-1812 ext 167 to join in this great event.
This event is a companion program to Discovering American War of 1812 Veterans, held at NEHGS on March 21, 2012.