News & Upcoming Events
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.
Join us for our 20th anniversary celebration. This living history festival will feature Civil War reenactors, 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 reenactor group? Please click the link below for contact form:
Artifact Conservation Project
Thank you for your continued support as we get aboard on what is possibly the most important project since the opening of the new museum facility in 2001. As a flashback reminder, for many reasons, parts of the two vessels in our care, the ironclad Jackson and the hybrid gunboat Chattahoochee, could not be moved inside the museum when the ships’ hulls were moved to the new facility. After many ups and downs, that major conservation work is underway.
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