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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


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 until Sunday, November 2nd. After Sunday, November 2nd, please call (617) 426-1812 ext. 167 or email rsvp@ussconstitutionmuseum.org to inquire about ticket availability.

 


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.

 

 


December 24 - January 4

Wood Ship, Iron Men: December School Vacation Week
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Daily (except December 25, 2014 and January 1, 2014)


Gather together your crew this school vacation week and come visit the USS Constitution Museum. Hands-on exhibits, interactive programs, and creative crafts introduce explorers of every age to meet the heroic crew that sailed USS Constitution in the War of 1812.

 


January 31 - March 21

36th Annual USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild Model Show
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Daily


Members of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild display the finest of their craft at the USS Constitution Museum this winter.  Ships created by modelers from across New England will be on display, presenting a variety of reproductions including sailing vessels, modern ships, and ships-in-bottles.  Modelers have masterfully captured the richness of our maritime history in miniature.  A panel of Guild members judge qualifying entries on scale, detail and artistic excellence to award the top craftsmen in respective categories. Volunteers from the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild will be on hand to answer your questions and demonstrate the technique, time and skill required to build a mini - masterpiece. Work to restore the Loring model of Constitution will also continue during the model show this year.