Voyage of Mercy: Virtual Author Talk & Community Conversation
Join the National Park Service, Boston Harbor Now, USS Constitution, and the USS Constitution Museum on Tuesday, March 9 at 6 p.m. EST for a free virtual gathering featuring stories and a conversation with Stephen Puleo, author of Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America’s First Humanitarian Mission.
In 1847, the USS Jamestown set sail from the Charlestown Navy Yard loaded with food for people suffering the devastation of the famine in Ireland. This unprecedented voyage became what is now recognized as America’s first major humanitarian relief effort, and set the stage for future missions that established the country as a leader in international aid.
The event includes traditional Irish music provided by Calum Bell and Friends, author talk, community conversation, and a Q&A session.
Register for your complimentary ticket here.