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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


2015 Ship Model ShowJanuary 31 - March 21

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


The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and the USS Constitution Museum present the 2015 Ship Model Show. This year’s show highlights whaling ships and boats. Exquisite ship models - and even some whales - will be on display along with maritime paintings by members of the American Society of Marine Artists. With over 50 handcrafted models of all sizes, types, and materials, you can explore the intricate art of model making as practiced today. Explore the show through our scavenger hunt or join in the fun of a hands-on activity - either way, a visit to the Museum and the show is a great way for your family to spend the day! Click here to learn more.

 


March 15

Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing
2:00 pm - 5:00 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.

 

 



March 25

Engage Families: Developing and Facilitating Intergenerational Programs in Museums and Libraries
Free workshop for museum professionals and librarians
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Families of all shapes and sizes are visiting our institutions in record numbers. “Family” programs are all the rage. All too often, these become programs for kids while adults talk on their cell phones or simply take photos. How can we attract adults, maintain their interest, and include them as equal participants in our family programs? What are the best practices for successfully training staff, designing programs, and facilitating activities that engage an intergenerational audience? Scholars and practitioners will offer insights into our family audiences and how we can provide them with fun and educational programs in our institutions. You’ll be up on your feet trying out activities, brainstorming ideas, and learning about the latest resources available to help you engage families.

Click here to learn more and register for this workshop!
 


April 18 – April 26

Ship Shape: April School Vacation Week
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


It took three years to construct USS Constitution - America’s oldest surviving naval ship. During April School Vacation Week discover what it took to build and maintain a ship like “Old Ironsides,” from the live oak in her hull to the caulking that keeps her afloat. Hands-on family activities about science and engineering will be available throughout the day.

Photo by Greg Cooper.


April 19

Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing
2:00 pm - 5:00 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.

 

 

 


May 17

Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing
2:00 pm - 5:00 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.

 


 


May 23 - May 25

Saluting Our Heroes
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Honor the men and women who served in our nation's military with the USS Constitution Museum. Fire a salute with miniature homemade cannons and experience the everyday struggles of those who serve on USS Constitution in 1812 in our award-winning A Sailors’ Life for Me! exhibit. Admission to the Museum is FREE throughout the weekend for all active duty, retired, and reserved military personnel. Photo by Greg Cooper.
 

 

 

 


June 10

"The Court-Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty and America's Forgotten Military Disaster" by Michael M. Greenburg
6:30 pm, Wine and Cheese Reception 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

 

Though indisputably patriotic, Revere, like so many others, possessed a personality far more complex than a single defining moment would suggest. Mr. Greenburg will speak about the historical record of Paul Revere, from the Midnight Ride through his lesser-known travails and ultimate trial by court-marital following the doomed Penobscot Expedition – a troubling and often ignored chapter in the life of this beloved American icon.

This lecture is presented in collaboration with Old South Meeting House and the Paul Revere House and is sponsored by Lowell Institute.

Book signing to follow. Wine and cheese reception 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. This lecture is FREE and open to the public. No registration is required.