May 01, 2020
USS Constitution Museum Celebrates Military Appreciation Month
CHARLESTOWN, MA (May 1, 2020)—This May the USS Constitution Museum celebrates Military Appreciation Month with online programs, activities, and content honoring current and former members of the United States Armed Forces.
Museum educators and crew from “Old Ironsides” present A Sailor’s Life, Live!, a new virtual program about life on board Constitution. In this special series, staff and sailors look at a key part of crew life in the War of 1812 era. The programs are tailored to third grade students and up, as well as their families. A Sailor’s Life, Live! launches on Wednesday, May 6, 1 p.m. ET, and is offered weekly on subsequent Wednesdays at that time.
On Mondays, the USS Constitution Museum’s social media channels spotlight resources, stories, and volunteer opportunities related to current members of the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans with the hashtag #MilitaryMondays.
Throughout the month, the Museum shares video clips of USS Constitution’s crew from its Today’s Crew: USS Constitution exhibit. In candid interviews, active duty sailors describe life in the United States Navy today.
“We strive to honor active duty service members and veterans by sharing their voices and stories,” said Anne Grimes Rand, Museum President & CEO. “This Military Appreciation Month, the virtual USS Constitution Museum’s offerings reflect our deep appreciation and admiration for these heroes.”
Special content for Military Appreciation Month is part of an overall museum initiative to serve the public at home. It includes a robust outreach and visitor engagement plan, offering videos, blog posts, collection highlights, and more. Every day the virtual Museum disseminates dynamic content through its social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and website usscm.org.
About the USS Constitution Museum
The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and those associated with her. The Museum’s mission is to engage all ages in the story of Constitution to spark excitement about maritime heritage, naval service, and the American experience. The Museum is temporarily closed and currently providing a hands-on, minds-on environment digitally during this time of social distancing. For more information, visit usscm.org.