I hope everyone is safe after our brief snow storm last night.
I’d like to take some time this morning to tell you about our first exhibit for the new year, 1973: The Year of the Monitor. This exhibit commemorates the discovery of the USS Monitor, the Civil War ironclad that sank in a storm off of the Outer Banks on December 31, 1862.
The story of the seven groups who set out on an expedition to find the final resting place of the Monitor in The Graveyard of the Atlantic is told through several archival records, documents, drawings, and photographs, but there are also a couple of unique supplements to enhance this narrative. In the center of the exhibit area, you will see a 3-D model of the wreck on the ocean floor, and a kiosk where you can view the video footage taken from the underwater site!
I urge you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity where you can capture a glimpse into the events of 1973 before the exhibit ends on May 24, 2013.