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Our National Ship: The History and Preservation of USS Constitution- SOLD OUT!






This event will be held in the Commandant’s House at the Charlestown Navy Yard, on November 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm. The event is open to the public.
Space is limited so you must pre-register

Learn about the rich history of USS Constitution and the latest efforts to restore the oldest ship in the U.S. Navy. Launched in 1797, this 218 year old warship was built to fight against Algerian corsairs to protect American Merchant ships. She is most famous for her efforts in the War of 1812, capturing British merchant ships and 5 Royal Navy warships. During the Civil War she served as a training ship at the U.S. Naval Academy. The presentation will explore Constitution’s active career as well as the various rebuilds and restorations, right up to the current dry docking.

The talk will be given by Margherita Desy, the historian for the Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC) DetachmentBoston. The NHHC, Washington, DC, is the official history program of the Department of the Navy. The mission of NHHC Detachment Boston is to perform all restoration work on USS Constitution, to ensuring that the ship’s historic requirements as close as possible to her 1812 configuration. Margherita has also worked for Historic New England, the USS Constitution Museum, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and the U.S. Holocaust Museum. In addition she worked for 20 years at Mystic Seaport and taught at Tufts Museum Studies program for fourteen years. Cmdr. Robert S. Gerosa, Jr., 74th commanding officer of USS Constitution and Michael Creasey, Superintendent National Parks of Boston will also address the audience.
Please email: to register, include your name and address. You will receive a confirmation note from CPS confirming your attendance.


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