News & Upcoming Events
Museum Temporarily CLOSED
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum is temporarily CLOSED. The health & safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority. To do our part in slowing the spread of the virus, we are closing and will re-open to the public at a later date. The River Blast festival originally scheduled for March 21 & 22 has been postponed. We will monitor the situation and adjust accordingly. Stay tuned.
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 (April 2020 Meeting Cancelled)
RSVP appreciated but not required
The Warner Collection
Not much is known about the background of one of the key figures in engineering circles from the Civil War and a prominent figure in Columbus, Georgia. The story of James Warner falls into the category of incomplete information, but he is key to understanding maritime engineering in the mid-19th century and the role that Columbus plays during the Civil War.