Travel back in time and fight for free trade and sailors rights on the high seas! Learn what life was like as a US Navy sailor two hundred years ago at the USS Constitution Museum, where every day the stories of the War of 1812 come to life. At 12:30pm on June 16, 2012 join the Constitution Museum and Keith Lockhart, Boston Pops conductor, for a ribbon cutting to open the NEW exhibit, Old Ironsides 1812 Discovery Center. The Discovery Center will teach the causes and consequences of the War of 1812 through the lens of USS Constitution offering hands on interactive exhibits and programs. Also on June 16, at noon, witness a spectacular patriotic display in the Navy Yard.Three 90 x 45 foot flags presenting the United States, Great Britain, and Canada will be unfurled as a reminder of the 200 years of peace between the nations that fought during the War of 1812. The giant flags will stretch across the Navy Yard, from the Constitution Museum towards "Old Ironsides."
Special thanks to support from: Raytheon Defense Systems, Liberty Mutual, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Tawani Foundation, and Toursim Cares
Events are free and open to the public.
For more information, call (617) 426-1812 or visit www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org.
Start/end time on June 16, 2012: 10am – 4pm
Unfurling of three 90' flags: 12 noon – 12:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting on new exhibit: 12:30pm
Address: USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22
Charlestown, MA 02129