Once again we are draining Monitor‘s revolving gun turret treatment tank! Here’s a picture from our turret tank webcam:
We are draining the tank for the USS Monitor 150th Anniversary Experience on December 30 from noon – 5:00pm. Everybody who pays for a general admission ticket will get to participate in the following activities:
- Behind-the-scenes conservation lab tour and a chance to take photos of Monitor‘s gun turret from inside the lab.
- “The Final Voyage of the USS Monitor” lecture by Dr. Anna Holloway, Vice President of The Mariners’ Museum and Chief Curator, USS Monitor Center at 1:00pm
- Memorial ceremony for the 16 crewmembers who lost their lives on December 31, 1862. The museum will even ring Monitor‘s original engine room gong during the ceremony.
For more information about this exciting event on December 30, please check out the USS Monitor 150th Anniversary Experience webpage: