Monitor conservators visit northern Virginia

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Last week Eric travelled to Annandale, Virginia to talk with eighty five 4th graders at Canterbury Woods Elementary School School about conservation of the USS Monitor at The Mariners’ Museum.  The students were enthusiastic and already very knowledgeable about the Monitor, the CSS Virginia, and the Battle of Hampton Roads thanks to recent studies of Civil War history in Virginia as part of their curriculum.

The talk was a great opportunity to let the young generation and their teachers know that the Monitor is still a living part of history and is being preserved in Hampton Roads!   We hope to welcome these students, parents, and teachers to the The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, or to visit us online and see the progress of Monitor conservation through our blogs and webcams!