World Cruise: Collections Benefit / Talk & Reception
Hear the Stories of Capt. “Mad Jack” Percival
On May 29, 1844, USS Constitution set forth on what would become a two year voyage around the world. It was the Ship’s first and only circumnavigation, touching at 24 ports of call before returning to Boston in 1846.
Join us for a talk with Prof. Robert J. Allison, a leading expert on Constitution’s World Cruise. Get a rare glimpse of items from our Collection that “Mad Jack” and members of his crew acquired during their travels and chat with our curators to get the inside scoop.
Sample global cuisine from some of “Old Ironsides’” exotic ports of call. Raise a glass as you mix and mingle with fellow history enthusiasts, world travelers, sailors, and Museum leadership. The event concludes with the Ship’s evening colors at 8:22 pm.
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: World map with 1844-1846 World Cruise route marked, made by USS Constitution crew members, ca. 1976. On loan to USS Constitution Museum/Courtesy U.S. Navy.