Museum Blogs

  • Dahlgren plans, and a new face in the tank farm!
    Hello everyone! After a sneak-preview of my existence in the most recent blog, I’m writing this post to introduce myself as the newest addition to the USS Monitor team. My name is Erik Farrell, and I joined as an Archaeological Conservator at the beginning of July. I previously worked as Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Aug 1 2018By Erik Farrell
  • Das Kamera
    From Memorial Day until Labor Day, The Mariners’ Museum is hosting $1 admission for every visitor. As part of our offerings, we are getting artifacts that aren’t normally on display out of their storage spaces to share with our visitors. I’ll admit that quite a few of my colleagues far Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jul 30 2018By Brock Switzer
  • What do you mean you “accessioned the bike rack”?
    Well, TECHNICALLY, I didn’t accession the bike rack. I accessioned the slab of concrete that sits UNDERNEATH the bike rack.  But I promise, it’s not just any old slab of concrete! It is the site of a “noon pole” built by the Museum staff in 1938.  What the heck is Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jul 29 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • A Duke at La Balize
    While researching objects for the upcoming Gallery Crawl I stumbled across a really interesting engraving of a village in Louisiana I had never heard of.  It was called La Balize and it sat at the very tip of Louisiana (Plaquemines Parish–that’s the low marshy piece that pokes out into the Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jul 25 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Out in the Tank Farm
    The past few weeks, team Monitor has been working in the tank farm, on some of the objects we keep stored in large outdoor tanks; including hull plating, stanchions, and supports for the engine, and a spreader plate, control arm and gun-slide reinforcements from the turret. Lesley dry ice blasting an engine Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jul 17 2018By Laurie King