Face-to-Face | Collections Open House & Rum Party
Stories Behind the Portraits
Before selfies individuals showed the world who they were with a portrait. Captured by the artist’s brushstrokes or the photographer’s eye, the portrait is a snapshot that reveals an identity and attitude, preserving a unique personality for all time.
Meet face-to-face with the men and women whose legacies of service and courage define USS Constitution. Chat with our curators and raise a glass during the Privateer Rum Challenge. Join us as we celebrate the many stories of individuality and expression told by our significant portrait collection.
8th Annual Rum Challenge
Vote for your favorite rum concoction as three local bartenders compete to take home top honors in the Privateer Rum Challenge!
Your participation in this event directly supports the Commodores Fund used to acquire, protect, and share the stories of Constitution and those who served on board.
Image: Detail from an 1828 portrait depicting George Sirian as a young Constitution sailor.
Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
USS Constitution Museum