November 29 is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving!
Help us build a new Education Center where today’s students will draw inspiration from our Nation’s past to become tomorrow’s leaders! With your support we will create a state-of-the-art-facility where we will EDUCATE, ENGAGE, and EMPOWER the nearly 20,000 students who visit the Museum each year!
In the War of 1812, ordinary sailors came together aboard USS Constitution to defend their families, friends, and their freedom from the mighty Royal Navy. With courage and teamwork, they inspired the young Nation and showed that, aboard “Old Ironsides,” every citizen can have an impact. This Education Center will bring these ideals from the quarterdeck to the classroom, engaging students in our Nation’s revolutionary history. They will have the opportunity to take the helm and wonder, “What would I do if I were in command?”
A generous challenge grant will match each dollar contributed to the Education Center, up to $200,000. Your support today will help give students the opportunity to experiment with the innovative techniques that enabled Constitution to out-run and out-gun her competition. Budding builders will create their own ship designs and aspiring engineers will test ship construction and buoyancy. All will discover inspiring stories of teamwork, service, and sacrifice!
Construction begins this winter in time to welcome the school field trips in spring. Any amount, large or small, will make an impact and help make the Education Center a reality. Thank you!