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  • Live 3-D Scanning of USS Monitor Artifacts

    Saturday, January 28, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Join us for an eye-opening experience at The Mariners’ and learn more about the legacy and lasting impact of USS Monitor!

  • Beyond the Frame: Purely His Own

    • Art
    • Cultural Heritage
    • USS Monitor

    Robert Turner Ewell, a Coast Guard Veteran, a Shipbuilder, and a Norfolk, VA native was one who was inspired by the story of USS Monitor. In this episode of Beyond the Frame we'll explore the ways in which USS Monitor's story met aspects of Ewell's life and led him to create a work depicting the Ironclad in a style that is purely his own.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Purely His Own

    In this episode of Beyond the Frame, we'll explore the ways in which USS Monitor's story met aspects of the artist's life and led him to create a work depicting the Ironclad in a style that is purely his own.

  • USS Monitor Condenser Tank Removal

    Watch our team remove USS Monitor's condenser tank to make more room in our Batten Conservation Complex!

  • USS Rhode Island to Monitor’s Rescue

    Friday, December 30, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    John V. Quarstein concludes the year with a presentation about USS Rhode Island’s involvement in the remaining days of USS Monitor.

  • USS Monitor Center

    • Civil War
    • Conservation
    • USS Monitor

    Experience the fear, the awe, and the excitement during this extraordinary time in our nation’s history.

  • Beyond the Frame: Something to Remember

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Exploration
    • Technology
    • USS Monitor

    Art is fascinating in the way that it allows us to peer into the mind of an artist, see the world through their eyes, through the lens of their creativity. But there’s something very special about an artist allowing us to peek into their memory, especially a life changing one like this.

  • 20th Anniversary of USS Monitor’s Turret Recovery

    2022 marks the 20th anniversary of raising the famous ironclad’s gun turret off the ocean floor, where it sat for 140 years. Just like the innovative weapon, this feat was revolutionary. The divers, archaeologists, engineers - the US Navy, NOAA, and countless others, worked together to accomplish this mission. This video celebrates all of these people who made this happen!

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Something to Remember

    In this episode, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the recovery of USS Monitor's turret - a story told through this work, a tale to be proud of - to pass on, and something to remember.

  • An Uplifting Story: Recovering Monitor’s Artifacts

    • Civil War
    • Conservation
    • USS Monitor

    On December 31, 1862, USS Monitor was caught in a storm and sank 16 nautical miles off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, in more than 230 feet of water. It is believed the vessel went down stern first, turning over so that its revolutionary 120-ton revolving gun turret separated and became pinned under the ship on the seafloor.

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