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Above: Museum President, Anne Grimes Rand & Apoolo 11 Astronaut, Buzz Aldrin

USS Constitution Museum - October, 2013                                                                                                      BOSTON, MA  |  OCTOBER 17, 2013 - The USS Constitution Museum will hold its annual Chairman’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 17, 2013.  During the dinner, the Museum recognizes several individuals who display some of the very characteristics USS Constitution has come to represent dedication to community, commitment to purpose, and excellence in all endeavors. Read More >>

USS Constitution Museum Open, But Behind Locked Gates- October, 2013                                                            NECN - The USS Constitution Museum in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood is open for business. But no one can get to it. "The problem is, being located inside a national park, which is closed, we don't have any visitors coming to the museum because they can't get access," said Gary Foreman. The museum is a private, non-profit foundation and does not receive any federal funding. Instead, it relies on donations and money raised in their gift store. Without public access, they are losing thousands of dollars."It's impacting not only the museum, but also the education of our children, as well, and that's an unfortunate circumstance," said Foreman. Read More >>

USS Constitution History in Drink - September, 2013                                                                                          
Dig Boston - Hypothetical situation: You have a drunken sailor. What shall you do with him? Bring him to the USS Constitution Museum’s History in Drink, o’ course! They’ll be telling the history of the 215-year-old ship in drink. Read more>>

Antiques & Collectibles - August, 2013                                                                                          
Boston Globe -The USS Constitution Museum, a treasure trove of artifacts that help preserve the past of Old Ironsides, is making it possible for the public to own a piece of the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat.

The museum has issued a commemorative medallion crafted entirely of copper removed from the hull of the frigate when it underwent restoration in the 1970s.

“What makes this collector’s medallion even more unique is that it is the first of its kind that not only honors the legendary strength of the USS Constitution but also the fierce courage of her crew,” said Anne Grimes Rand, president of the museum located in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Read More>>

Set Sail on an Adventure at Boston's USS Constitution Museum - July, 2013  
Travel & Leisure - Set sail on a high-seas adventure at the USS Constitution Museum located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, across from USS Constitution and on the Freedom Trail in Boston.

Hands-on, minds-on exhibits and programs let those of all ages explore history up-close. Travel back in time and experience the thrills of life at sea in 1812. Scrub the decks, fire a cannon, furl a sail, and prepare for battle in the Museum’s exhibit, “All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812.”Read more >>

Five Fourth of July Events in Boston - July, 2013                                                                                          
Boston Magazine - Every Fourth of July, “Old Ironsides,” the world’s oldest commissioned warship, voyages out to Castle Island in South Boston to fire a 21-gun salute in memory of those who fought for our independence. Where can you get the best view of the show? Aboard a ship right behind it, of course. Board the Majesty at Long Wharf for a cruise following the USS Constitution, fully narrated by an expert historian from the USS Constitution Museum. Read more >>

Archived news releases can be found here or by contacting Jodie McMenamin at jmcmenamin@ussconstitutionmuseum.org.