News & Upcoming Events
A Sailor will bring history to life through hands-on demonstrations with a tour of our unique exhibits and exciting stories about the war on the water. This is a curriculum based program focusing on the history, science and technology of the Civil War navies. Tour lasts about two hours. Fun for students of all ages.
When: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 1:00pm EST
Cost: general admission at the door
Reserve your spot and purchase discounted tickets online>
Join us for our 20th anniversary celebration. This living history festival will feature Civil War re-enactors, cannon firings, live entertainment, food trucks, craft vendors, and museum tours. FREE admission to the grounds and museum both days!
When: May 1 & 2, 2021
Want to be involved as a vendor or re-enactor group? Please click the link below for contact form:
Mother's Day Victorian Tea
Please join us for a special Mother's Day Victorian Tea. We always have a great time, meet new friends, and learn some interesting things about this important time in history. Holly Wait, Executive Director, will provide an intriguing presentation, "Riotous Women" about the bread riots during the Civil War. As always, we will serve delicious scones, period petit fours along with hot tea and cool lemonade. The tea and program will last about 2 hours. Limited seats available. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
When: Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 1:00pm
Cost: $30 (includes cup & saucer)
Museum Collections Internship
The museum is seeking in-person interns for the Summer and Fall of 2021. The collections interns will gain experience in cataloguing the museum’s artifact collection, work with maritime artifacts, and museum collections management software.
Paul Letter Collection
Additional letters from the Paul Collection are now on exhibit. George S. Paul was an Engineer in the US Navy during the Civil War. The letters currently on display date from June through September 1863. He writes about his experience while serving on the USS Paul Jones from St. Simons, GA to Charleston Harbor, SC to Brooklyn, NY. Visit the museum and see Paul’s firsthand accounts of naval bombardment, onboard living conditions, and wartime news.
Steamboats Come to Georgia
Steam power certainly changed the economy of Georgia during the pre-war years. In the modern age of cars, it is easy to forget that before the automobile the rivers were the great highways of movement.
Can't visit the museum in person just yet? No problem, visit our YouTube channel for guest lectures, episodes of Curator's Corner, and the fun series Navy Lingo. Enjoy from anywhere and subscribe for new videos added often.
The museum has been awarded a grant from Georgia Humanities to partially fund ongoing operations during the global pandemic. The Museum is one of seventy-seven organizations that offers humanities programming to Georgians that received such funding. We appreciate the efforts of Georgia Humanities to help us and others through these uncertain times.
Interested in history? Like meeting new people? Have some time to volunteer? This is your perfect opportunity. The museum is looking for volunteers to serve as tour guides and guest services representatives. Scheduling is flexible and no extensive knowledge of Civil War naval history is necessary. Training will be provided. Attend a meet-up and see if this is a good fit for you.
When: First Monday of the Month @ 1:00pm
RSVP appreciated but not required