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News & Upcoming Events

Saturday with Sailor Sam

Sailor Sam 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, May 22, 2021 at 1:00pm

Cost: general admission at the door

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Car Show

 Saturday, May 29, 2021 Bugs on the Hooch returns to the Museum for an all Volkswagen car show with swap meet, vendors, food, and entertainment. The fun continues on Sunday with an all class car club meet up. FREE admission to the grounds and show, $5 admission to the museum both days!

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.

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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.

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Online Content

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.

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Georgia Humanities

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.

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

"If you have any interest in the Civil War this will help fill in a missing part."

...museum visitor, Google review