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Battle of Hampton Roads Series: Follow the Phoenix

March 6, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Hannah Fleming


Presenter: Hannah Fleming, maritime archaeologist at The Mariners’ Museum

Come discover a fragile reminder of the past with Hannah Fleming, maritime archaeologist at The Mariners’ Museum, when she pieces together the history of an artifact found from USS Monitor.

About the presentation:
Finding archaeological artifacts often leads to more questions than answers. Dirty, sometimes fragmentary, and often out of place, a new find begs the questions: What is it? Who used it? Why is this here? Where was it made?

This talk traces the history of one such USS Monitor artifact, the Resurgam bottle, otherwise known as the phoenix bottle, from production and use, through loss and recovery, to identification and new life in The Mariners’ Museum and Park.

Follow the Phoenix
March 6 • 2 p.m. (EST)

Viewers are welcome to send any comments or questions to Hannah, and she will answer following the presentation.

In observance of the Battle of Hampton Roads’ upcoming 159th anniversary, The Mariners’ Museum and Park will offer virtual programming on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 to commemorate the famous Civil War Battle that changed modern naval history forever. Check out our complete series of the programs being offered about this historic event.



Pre-registration for this program is required.
For more information, contact: [email protected].

Can’t make the virtual program live?
No problem! Many of our programs are uploaded to our YouTube Channel shortly afterwards.


March 6, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222