Museum Blogs

  • Mystery Object
    Hi all, Among other endeavors, a mystery object was found within our collection. It is a lengthy, semi-oblong shaped concretion, excavated in 2001 in proximity to the engine room of the Monitor. It has been stored dried for a while, and a recent look at it showed that at least Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Mar 21 2017By Elsa Sangouard
  • Adventures in Archaeology
    This past weekend, a few of us from the Monitor Lab got to go on a grand adventure to learn about one of our favorite topics, archaeology! (Conservation of course will always be number one in my heart, but archaeology runs a close second) The Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference(MAAC) was Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Mar 21 2017By Laurie King
  • Update! 3-D Modeling Monitor
    You guys! We are so excited to share this news with you: Many of you know that we have recently been working to create 3-D models of USS Monitor artifacts. We shared the plan for modeling the turret previously. We are happy to announce that we now have a platform to showcase all Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Mar 2 2017By Hannah Fleming
  • A Night to Remember
    The sinking of RMS Titanic was a horrible disaster that continues to capture the imagination of people everywhere and has inspired many movies, including A Night to Remember. Photographed by Brock SwitzerA Night to Remember was released in 1958 and was (and still is) regarded highly for its accuracy in portraying the actual event.  The Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Mar 2 2017By Rachel Conley
  • U-85 Lifejacket
    On April 13, 1942 the destroyer USS Roper (DD-147) spotted the Type VIIB U-boat, U-85, sitting in shallow water off the coast of North Carolina. USS Roper, found on Navsource.orgAfter receiving heavy fire from Roper, the captain of U-85 scuttled the U-boat and the crew abandoned ship.  Roper dropped eleven Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Feb 24 2017By Rachel Conley