“That new exhibit is great. My husband and I learned as much as the kids.”
All Hands On Deck, ten years in the making, is bursting with real stories that invite visitors to do more than just learn about the past - it offers them a chance to connect with it. The exhibit is based on the Museum’s ongoing historical research into lives of 1243 sailors’ and officers’ that served aboard the USS Constitution during the War of 1812. The Museum’s staff and volunteers spent thousands of hours pouring over census records, memoirs, diaries, journals, letters, period news papers, and pension records unearthing unknown personal stories from a young nation. Come set sail on a voyage of discovery in this minds-on, hands-on exhibit where you learn not just by reading, but by doing.