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News & Upcoming Events

Christmas Christmas at the Museum Open House

Celebrate the season at our annual open house with museum tours, holiday music and plenty of Christmas cheer. Santa will make a special appearance on Saturday from noon to 4:00pm. Don't miss the live canon firing at 2:00pm on Sunday.

When: Saturday, December 3 - 10:00am to 4:30pm and Sunday, December 4 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Cost: FREE with suggested donation of canned food items to support the holiday food drive

Holiday Food Drive

The museum is proud to partner with Valley Rescue Mission> this holiday season to help end hunger in our community. Clean out your cabinets and get a discount on admission. Donate cans of food when you visit the museum and receive $1 off general admission!

RiverBlast 2023

Don't miss our annual festival with food trucks, vendors, live music, museum tours, a Civil War reenactor camp and cannon firings!

When: March 18 & 19, 2023

Cost: FREE and open to the public

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

The Ladies' Gunboat

War creates strange situations. As the need to fight a war evolves, the society that engages in war has to adjust to the reality of conflict.  One such situation is the Civil War and the Confederacy’s ironclads. While the technological advancements and the stories of the men who fought them drive the ways that we tell the history of the ironclads, we tend to forget that women played a role in ironclad production.

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