News & Upcoming Events
Tour the museum with a paranormal investigator. This tour is led by Faith Serafin of the Alabama Ghost Hunters. The event highlights information from previous investigations. Experience the mysterious and exciting stories that you will hear nowhere else! Tour should last approximately one hour. Children (under 13 years old) not permitted. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the museum or online.
When: 7:00pm on Friday, October 1st and 8th, 2021
Mystery at the Museum
Sure to please the amateur sleuth as well as the sophisticated detective, our newest fundraising event is a take on the classic murder mystery dinner theatre. This fun, engaging, and interactive whodunnit show will unfold at the museum on October 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 & 30.
Christmas at the Museum
Be sure to visit our annual holiday open house with guided museum tours, storytime, and plenty of good cheer!
When: December 4 & 5, 2021
Cost: FREE admission
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.
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.
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 (no meeting October 2021)
RSVP appreciated but not required