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News & Upcoming Events

Bugs on the Hooch 2022

Don't miss the VW car show, swap meet, vendors and food trucks in support of Wreaths Across America this Memorial Day weekend.

When: Saturday, May 28, 2022

Cost: FREE admission to the grounds, $5 admission to the museum

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Cool History Summer Programs (June & July)

This summer is a great time to visit the museum. Our daily programs offer something for everyone.

Members Monday - Members can take a guided walk through the museum and experience the stories that your support helps bring to the public. This tour is complimentary for members and a discounted admission of $5 for accompanied guests. Please call ahead to make a reservation, 706-221-1782.

Tours on Tuesday - Visit the museum for stories that you will hear nowhere else. Take a guided tour of our unique exhibits. Tours are open to the public and start at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Tour lasts about an hour. Cost: general admission

Story Day on Thursday - Gather round and listen to ol' Sailor Sam read some exciting stories about the Civil War and then take a walk through the museum. Storytime starts at 1:00pm and lasts about an hour. Cost: general admission

Family Fun Day Friday - How did Sailors communicate and how did those big ships float? Discover the answers to these and other questions when you join our crew for a special program that includes hands on activities and educational experiences. This program starts at 1:00pm and lasts about an hour and a half. Cost: general admission

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.

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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

Internship Opportunity

The museum is seeking in-person interns for 2022 to work with staff in collection management.

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