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Civil War to World War II August Programming Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

WILMINGTON, NC– Learn how different ships named NORTH CAROLINA had an important role from the Civil War to World War II aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA by interacting in the family fun and exciting events planned for August, 2012.

Battleship 101

2nd Saturdays Programs

Saturday, August 11, 2012

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Battleship 101 visitors engage with ship volunteers stationed throughout the ship as they create dialogue on specific subjects relative to daily shipboard life including gunnery, radar, sickbay, galley and engineering areas. A unique opportunity to talk one on one of what life was like aboard a World War II Battleship in the time of combat. Free with Battleship admission.

The Legacy Series: Blue and Gray NORTH CAROLINAS

2nd Saturdays Programs

Saturday, August 11, 2012

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Battleship’s new Legacy Series as part of the 2nd Saturday programs continues in the month of August. Carolina Living History Guild members will set up displays that highlight the history of the USS North Carolina and the CSS North Carolina during the American Civil War. Displays will include steam engineering, ironclad ship construction, navigation, small arms of the US and CS navies, and the “arts of the sailor.” Visitors will be able to view reproductions of period small arms and working models of steam engines, as well as many other items. Guild members will discuss with visitors the vast differences between the 1824 ship-of-the-line and the newly constructed Confederate ironclad gunboat, and how these differences highlighted the change in naval and military technology in the 1860s.

The Carolina Living History Guild is an organization dedicated to educating the public about the history of the United States during the French & Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, and American Civil War, with particular emphasis on the maritime and naval heritage of the country. Many of the Guild’s members are employees, volunteers, and/or board members at museums and historic sites across North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, and are dedicated to the preservation of the nation’s history and heritage. The Guild has conducted living history programs at many North Carolina historic sites and state parks, as well as at several national parks throughout its six years of existence. Free with Battleship admission.

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Visit www.battleshipnc.com or follow us on Facebook.com/ncbb55 and Twitter.com/battleshipnc for more information.


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