The Mariners' Museum Newport News, Virginia

Clancy, Paul
May 2007
Military History;May2007, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p74
The article offers information on the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia. The new Monitor Center, a $30 million addition to the Mariners' Museum, depicts scenes from USS Monitor on New Year's Eve 1862 via a multimedia display of stirring images and sounds. Other highlights include replicas and hundreds of artifacts from both Monitor and its Confederate counterpart, CSS Virginia. The center's Battle Theater combines graphic images with pulsing music, hoarse commands and solemn narration to dramatize the events of the Battle of Hampton Roads.


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