"In Their Own Words": Collections Open House & Rum Party


05/24/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us!

From ordinary sailors to commodores and captains’ wives, these individuals took to pen and paper to tell the stories that together form Constitution‘s legacy.

Read a vivid first-hand account of the victory over HMS Java in 1812 – dictated by Commodore William Bainbridge and sent to the Secretary of the Navy.  Look through the pages of a 1797 almanack with handwritten notes on Constitution‘s launch attempts into Boston Harbor and see up close other exciting new acquisitions, including a writing box and implements used to send letters to loved ones away at sea.

7th Annual Rum Challenge

Vote for your favorite rum concoction as three local bartenders compete to take home top honors in the Privateer Rum Challenge and raise your glass in a toast to Constitution‘s return to the water this summer!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | 6 – 8pm

USS Constitution Museum

Charlestown Navy Yard

hors d’oeuvres | wine and beer

Individual Tickets:  $40/50 (members/non-members)

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RSVP by 17 May 2017

rsvp@usscm.org | 617.426.1812 x167

Your participation in this event directly supports the Commodores Fund used to acquire, protect, and share the stories of Constitution and those who served onboard.

Come see Constitution in dry dock, right outside our front door!


USS Constitution Museum
Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard
02129 Charlestown , MA