From a spike made by Paul Revere’s shop to phenomenal period paintings of USS Constitution and her captains, Old Ironsides in War and Peace includes scores of artifacts, documents, and photographs illustrating Constitution‘s decisive and symbolic role in US history. The exhibition answers these questions:
- Why was she built?
- What innovative structure and strong materials made her invincible?
- How did she earn her fame and nickname in the War of 1812?
- Who helped save and preserve her from 1830 to today?
Visitors learn how the Ship’s innovative structure and strong materials made her invincible. Come see the art, literature, souvenirs, and awards that demonstrate her place in America’s affections.
“This is really wonderful. It really brings it all together, like a big puzzle piece.”