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News & Upcoming Events

Lift Every Voice Special Preview Performance

The museum will be amplifying the voices of some little known but important figures during Black History Month. Actors will take the stage and bring to life the stories of African American Sailors and those affected by the navies of the Civil War in this special event. An informative Q&A segment follows the presentation.

When: 7pm on Friday, February 3

Cost: FREE and open to the public

Click here to register online>

Lift Every Voice: African Americans & Civil War Navies

Celebrate Black History Month with an immersive tour featuring a variety of stories, as told by African American nurses, pilots, sailors and engineers. Guests will experience firsthand the power of living history as they are actively engaged in the remarkable accounts of historical figures as told through performances by professional actors.

When: 11am & 1pm on Saturday, February 11 and 1pm on Sunday, February 12

Cost: general admission at the door

Click here to purchase discounted tickets online>

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.

Read more here...>

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