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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
 


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.

$30/members; $35/nonmembers. Purchase tickets online or contact us at rsvp@ussconstitutionmuseum.org (617) 426-1812 ext. 167.

Your participation in this event supports the Commodores Fund used to acquire, protect, and share the stories of those who built Constitution and championed to preserve her. For more information about this event or sponsorship opportunities please contact Patricia Harris at getinvolved@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or (617) 426-1812 ext. 124.

The USS Constitution Museum would like to thank its sponsors for this event, especially our Leading Sponsors

 


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.

 

 


June 21

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.


 


July 1 - July 7

A RARE SIGHT!
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Not for 20 years has the public seen “Old Ironsides” below the waterline. Now you can! Hands-on displays and programs led by museum educators and ship’s crew get you in touch with history while you watch shipwrights “spruce up” this national treasure.
 

This event is a part of Boston Harborfest 2015. For a full listing of events visit http://www.bostonusa.com/harborfest/.

 


July 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.

 

 


August 14

Guerriere the Terrier's Birthday Party!
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Come celebrate Guerriere the Terrier's birthday with family fun activities, including crafts, temporary tattoos, and birthday cookies! Guerriere the Terrier is a very special dog. He was brought on board Ship in 1814 by Lt. Beekman Van Hoffman and quickly become a valuable part of Constitution's family. Today, he is the Museum's mascot and helps lead visitors upstairs to the Museum's All Hands on Deck: A Sailor's Life for Me! exhibit.

 

Special thanks to the Highland Street Foundation for supporting the Free Fun Friday program and this event. For a full listing of all the 2015 Free Fun Friday sites, click here

 


August 16

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.

 

 


September 5 - September 7

A Knot-ical Time
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
 

Come learn the ropes this Labor Day weekend at the USS Constitution Museum. Visitors to the Museum will be able to balance on a footrope to furl a sail, scrub the deck with a holystone, practice their knot tying skills, and cook a (make-believe) meal. After all of this exhausting work, don’t forget to take a nap in one of our hammocks!

 

 


September 20

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.

 



October 10 – October 21

Launching a Legend
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join the USS Constitution Museum as we celebrate “Old Ironsides” 218th birthday! Explore over 200 years of history in our hand-on exhibits and participate in daily programs that bring her history to life.


October 18

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.

 

 


November 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.

 

 


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.

 


December 20

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.