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News & Upcoming Events

Holiday Food Drive

The museum is proud to partner with Valley Rescue Mission> for a donation drive. Help end hunger in our community and get a discount on admission. Bring in canned food items and receive $1 off general admission! (maximum discount $1 per guest)

Christmas at the Museum

Be sure to visit our annual holiday open house with guided museum tours, storytime, photos with Santa, and plenty of good cheer! Admission is free with a suggested donation of canned food items to support the holiday food drive.

When: December 4 & 5, 2021

Cost: FREE admission

Holiday Concert

The museum galleries will ring out with the sounds of Civil War era tunes performed on period instruments by the Perimeter Brass.

When: 5:00pm on Sunday, December 12, 2021

Cost: FREE admission

Reserve your tickets online>

RiverBlast2022

Make plans to attend our annual spring festival featuring Civil War re-enactors, cannon firings, music, food trucks, and vendors.

When: March 19 & 20, 2022

Cost: FREE admission

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.

Click here for more information>

The Battle of Memphis

One of the oddest incidents of the Civil War ended up being the largest fleet-on-fleet naval battle of the war. It didn’t take place in the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. Surprisingly, it took place on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee on June 6, 1862.

Read more here...>

Volunteer Meetup

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

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