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Mariner's Museum, September 15th.

Posted July 5, 2011 at 4:40 PM
Designated as "America's National Maritime Museum," The Mariner's Museum illustrates the spirit of seafaring adventure through a diverse collection of rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, paintings and more. The remains of one of the most famous ships in history, the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, has a permanent home in the award winning USS Monitor Center at the Mariners' Museum. You can be a part of the action in a high-technology battle theater, walk the deck of a full-scale Monitor replica, experience interactive exhibits, and see notable artifacts like the iconic rotating gun turret. Touted as one of America's Premier Civil War Attractions, the Wall Street Journal says, "It's an ironclad must-see."

Enjoy a guided tour highlighting the many wonderful permanent exhibits, such as Age of Exploration, Chesapeake Bay, The Miniature Ships of August F. Crabtree, and Defending the Sea.

Lunch will be included mid-day in one of the museum's banquet rooms and will consist of an assortment of sandwiches (ham, turkey, chicken salad, tuna salad), potato salad, cookies and a beverage.

Spend some time after lunch exploring - at your own pace, the USS Monitor section - and the Mariner's Museum's newest and most distinguished exhibits. For more than a century, the Monitor's resting place in the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" remained a mystery, until she was found on August 27, 1973, off the banks of Cape Hatteras in 230 feet of water. Re-live the History of the Monitor and view the virtually intact turret of the vessel along with many of the artifacts found inside the historic discovery.

This tour, at $60 per person, includes the following:
Round Trip Motor Coach Transport
Guided Tour and Admission at the Mariner's Museum
Lunch at the Mariner's Museum
Refreshments served aboard the Coach
Driver Gratuity
The Date -- Thursday, September 15th.
Departure from Brandermill's Market Square at 8:30 a.m.
Returning to Market Square at 5:00 p.m.
Questions ? Call Bill LaLonde @ 744-8227
Paid Reservations must be received before Friday, August 5.
(Cancellations made after September 9 are non-refundable.)

------------- Clip, complete & mail with check to----------------

Bill LaLonde, 14207 Chimney House Road, Midlothian 23112

Enclosed is my check, payable to BRMC for ____ persons @ $60 each