Old Ironsides: USS Constitution Museum – “All hands on deck” exhibit

Posted on August 17, 2013 by


Going to see the Constitution before going to eat lunch or dinner in the North End is one of my favorite weekend history outings. I probably go about once a year, and I always take a friend or two that has never gone.

The Constitution was taken out for a spin a week or so ago, and it’s been on my mind ever since. Time for another visit.

This great exhibit they listed on their site looks like a whole lot of fun.

From their site:

All Hands On Deck, ten years in the making, is bursting with real stories that invite visitors to do more than just learn about the past – it offers them a chance to connect with it. The exhibit is based on the Museum’s ongoing historical research into lives of 1243 sailors’ and officers’ that served aboard the USS Constitution during the War of 1812. The Museum’s staff and volunteers spent thousands of hours pouring over census records, memoirs, diaries, journals, letters, period news papers, and pension records unearthing unknown personal stories from a young nation. Come set sail on a voyage of discovery in this minds-on, hands-on exhibit where you learn not just by reading, but by doing.

via Old Ironsides: USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown, Massachusetts.