News & Upcoming Events
Lift Every Voice: African Americans in Civil War Navies
For the fifth year, the Museum will celebrate Black History Month with a special interactive tour featuring first person living history interpretations. This program offers guests a variety of stories, highlighting the Navy experience through the eyes of African American nurses, pilots, sailors, and engineers.
When: 12:00 p.m. & 2:30 pm on February 8, 2020 and 2:30 pm on February 9, 2020
Cost: general admission at the door
This educational and family-friendly festival is FREE, lots of fun, and open to the public! Visitors can enjoy museum tours, a kidzone, live entertainment, food trucks, craft vendors, cannon firings and civil war demonstrations. There is something for the entire family to enjoy!
Thanks for the generous support from AFLAC, TSYS and the Columbus Cultural Arts Alliance.
When: Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22, 2020
Cost: FREE admission both days
Want to be a vendor at RiverBlast? Please fill out the contact form> or call 706-221-1005.
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 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.