Historian at Home Video Series
The USS Constitution Museum presents an educational video series with Public Historian Carl Herzog. Carl uses the Museum’s collections, archives, and online content to explore the lesser known corners of “Old Ironsides’” history for a virtual audience.
New! Historian LIVE
Join Carl LIVE from the Museum for a behind-the-scenes peek at our collections!
Information on the next episode will be available soon.
Historian LIVE: Ship Models
Ship model building is a hobby enjoyed by novice and expert builders alike, and USS Constitution continues to be one of the most popular ships to model. Carl shares a selection of unique ship models from the Museum’s collection.
Historian LIVE: Lt. Peter Turner’s Watch, Quarter, & Station Bill
Carl offers a behind-the-scenes look at Lieutenant Peter Turner’s 1893 Watch, Quarter, & Station Bill. Written in 1839, the bill defines every role on the crew during sailing operations and in battle. Carl, a former tall ship deck officer himself, shares details from this fascinating record of ship operations.
Historian LIVE: Forest to Frigate
How and why was USS Constitution built? Carl leads a tour of Forest to Frigate, an exhibit that explores the Ship’s beginning from construction to launch.
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Historian at Home Videos
Pearl Harbor Connections
Symbols and Superstitions
Bonus: Building Miniature Ship Models
Battle with HMS Guerriere
Charlestown Navy Yard
Packing for Sea
Life at Sea
Some episodes of Historian at Home have been made possible by a National Endowment for the Humanities: CARES Act Grant. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these videos do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.