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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Celebrate History!

The old year is practically over, but there's a whole new year ahead. Something you can do as a family in 2016 is explore the multitude of historic offerings we have in our area.

One place to visit is the USS Constitution, also known as "Old Ironsides." The Constitution is over 200 years old, and, is still capable of being sailed! It is docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard, just north of Boston. One of the great things about the Constitution Museum is that it is admission by donation! So those with several children in tow will not have to face bankruptcy to go!

There's been a special exhibit of model ships at the museum that has been extended until March to allow you more of an opportunity to visit "Masters of Miniature."
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and the USS Constitution Museum present Masters of Miniature: The 37th Annual Model Ship Show. Exquisite ship models will be on display along with marine paintings by members of the American Society of Marine Artists. With over 50 handcrafted models of all sizes, types, and materials, you can explore the intricate art of model making as practiced today.

To read more about the USS Constitution, look for A Personal Tour of Old Ironsides by Robert Young [J 359.3 YOU].

The Library is closing today at noon and will be closed tomorrow, New Year's Day. We will be open regular weekend hours. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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