Join The Mariners’ Museum as we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
For the past four years, the National Park Service and many other organizations and individuals have been commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and the continuing efforts for human rights today. On April 9, 1865, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to set the terms of surrender of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.
In conjunction with a major event at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, the National Park Service and its partners join in this commemoration. The bells will ring first at Appomattox at 3:00 p.m. on April 9, 2015. The ringing will coincide with the moment the historic meeting between Grant and Lee in the McLean House at Appomattox Court House ended. While Lee’s surrender did not end the Civil War, the act is seen by most Americans as the symbolic end of four years of bloodshed.
The Mariners’ Museum will host a ceremony on the USS Monitor replica at 3PM. The ceremony will include the ringing of the bell at 3:15PM, commemorative speakers, moments of silence and other activities TBD.
This event is free with Museum admission, or free for Members.