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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


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 3

The Work of Many Hands: Boarding Party & Collections Open House
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

From shipwrights, to joiners, smiths, and riggers – it took many hands to design and build a wooden ship as strong as iron.

Join us for the Museum’s Boarding Party & Collections Open House. Explore first-hand how the construction of Constitution was a massive undertaking requiring the skill and ingenuity of Boston’s best craftsmen.

See up close the tool chest used by ship joiner and Charlestown native Samuel Chandler during the 1800s, and witness the debut of former Constitution Lieutenant Alexander Scammel Wadsworth and his wife Louisa Denison’s portraits – framed in white oak wood taken from the original hull of the ship.

Our 5th annual Privateer Rum Challenge will be in full swing as we kick off our summer season! Enjoy sea-worthy libations and celebrate the legacy of innovation embodied in America’s Ship of State.

If you have any questions, please contact the Development Department at rsvp@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or (617) 426-1812 ext. 167.

 


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.

 

 


November 18

Photo by Greg M. Cooper
 

Chairman's Dinner & Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM
at the Seaport Boston Hotel


Join us for a festive evening as the Museum honors James T. Brett, President and Chief Executive Officer of The New England Council, and New York Times Bestselling author William Martin.  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, allowing us to share the stories of USS Constitution and her crew with over 300,000 visitors each year.