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At the USS Constitution Museum you don’t just learn about history you experience it!  Join us in participating in one or more of our many events. Questions?  Call 617.426.1812


October 13 - 21

Happy 217th Birthday USS Constitution!
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Daily


Celebrate the oldest ship in our United States’ Navy by participating in hands-on programs about her legacy at the USS Constitution Museum.

 


October 23

Chairman's Dinner & Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM
at the Westin Copley Place Hotel


Join us for a festive evening as the Museum honors several outstanding individuals including Thomas A. Kershaw, Chairman and CEO of Hampshire House Corporation, Dr. George C. Daughan, Historian and Author, Matthew P. Brenckle, Lauren M. McCormack, and Sarah H. Watkins, authors of Men of Iron: USS Constitution's War of 1812 Crew.  The evening will also include a silent auction and the opportunity to support future programming and activities at the Museum.  Funding from this event helps to keep our doors open to all, sharing the stories of USS Constitution and her crew to over 400,000 visitors each year.

Sponsorships may be purchased online or by contacting the Museum at (617) 426-1812 ext. 167 or rsvp@ussconstitutionmuseum.org. To purchase individual tickets, please call (617) 426-1812 ext. 167 or email rsvp@ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

If you have any questions about the Chairman's Dinner, please contact Melinda Cheston at (617) 426-1812 ext. 105 or rsvp@ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

The USS Constitution Museum would like to thank Hampshire House Corporation, the Presenting Sponsor for the Chairman's Dinner & Awards Ceremony.

    


November 10

LT William S. Bush Memorial Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 am
at the USS Constitution Museum
 

USS Constitution Museum Photo

Join us for our annual breakfast named in memory of LT William S. Bush, the first US Marine Corps officer to die in combat on USS Constitution.  This annual breakfast recognizes the sacrifices made by Marines past, present, and future.  This year’s guest speaker will be GEN Richard I. Neal, USMC (Ret.), a former Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.  During his 36 years of service in the Marine Corps, General Neal also served as Deputy Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force, the Commanding General of the 2d Marine Division, and the Deputy Commander in Chief/Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command.  The breakfast begins with morning colors on the pier beside Constitution followed by the breakfast at the USS Constitution Museum. 

Tickets are $50 per person, $45 per ticket for members of the USS Constitution Museum. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Space is limited – Reservations required.  Tickets can be purchased online.

 


November 16

Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Listen, learn, and lift your voices! Participate in your Maritime Heritage by joining a rousing chorus of sea chanteys at the USS Constitution Museum. These monthly gatherings, on the 3rd Sunday of every month, are family friendly and open to anyone who would like to participate.

 

 


November 19

Lowell Program Series
"American Eagle: A New Look at the Life and Art of John Haley Bellamy" by James A. Craig, Author and Historian
6:00 pm


Widely considered to be America’s greatest woodcarver, John Haley Bellamy’s iconic sculptures––particularly his famed eagles––vie with such hallowed icons as the Statue of Liberty, the Great Seal of the United States, and Old Glory itself in representing the United States.  Immensely popular with collectors of folk art, today Bellamy’s iconic carvings can bring as much as $666,000+ at auction.  Yet while his work is well known across America his life’s story has lain obscured behind a host of ribald legends and erroneous myths… until now. Recounting more than six years of investigative findings, award-winning author & art historian James A. Craig answers these and other questions concerning the art and life of America’s greatest woodcarver.  Book signing to follow. Wine and cheese reception begins at 5:30 pm.

 


December 21

Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Listen, learn, and lift your voices! Participate in your Maritime Heritage by joining a rousing chorus of sea chanteys at the USS Constitution Museum. These monthly gatherings, on the 3rd Sunday of every month, are family friendly and open to anyone who would like to participate.