Plucky's adventures in Naval History

Plucky's adventures in Naval History Plucky’s adventures as an intern at the National Museum of the United States Navy.

This nifty looking bowl was not for eating meals but were used by doctors to mix medicines during the War of 1812. This ...
10/03/2014

This nifty looking bowl was not for eating meals but were used by doctors to mix medicines during the War of 1812. This one was recovered from the remains of Barney’s Flotilla and has been properly cleaned, but I still wouldn’t use it for a cereal bowl!

I have been out sick, but am on the mend thanks to large amounts of vitamin C.  Scurvy, a disease caused by not getting ...
10/01/2014

I have been out sick, but am on the mend thanks to large amounts of vitamin C. Scurvy, a disease caused by not getting enough vitamin C, was a difficulty for Sailors during the War of 1812 because on long voyages, they didn’t have access to as many citrus fruits and fresh veggies as we do today. If left untreated, black spots would form on the skin, and teeth would fall out. This Dental Tooth Key recovered from the remains of Barney’s Flotilla, would have been used by the surgeon to remove any infected teeth by twisting.

09/27/2014

Stop by the Festival today on 8th street SE to see learn more about National Museum of the United States Navy and a spooky October event.

Today I learned that you used to be able to order your china kind of like when I ordered custom T-shirts for the family ...
09/18/2014

Today I learned that you used to be able to order your china kind of like when I ordered custom T-shirts for the family reunion, by sending over the images you want them to use to create the object. Captain Thomas Truxtun used his sailing plan of CONSTELLATION for this punch bowl he ordered. He also ordered on for George Washington and Mount Vernon has that on display in their museum.

I was walking around in the Museum and saw this reproduction of the 36-guns frigate CONSTELLATION built in Baltimore in ...
09/17/2014

I was walking around in the Museum and saw this reproduction of the 36-guns frigate CONSTELLATION built in Baltimore in 1797! Did you know that this frigate was so fast that she was called Yankee Race Horse? It’s also a frigate with a rich history; she was in service during the Quasi war, the Barbary War and also the War of 1812! USS CONSTELLATION was one of the "Six Original Frigates" authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. This famous boat defeated the fastest ship of the French navy. It was the first major victory of an American-built warship. For more reading check out http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/c13/constellation-i.htm

Another picture from today's events, a wreath laying for the the Battle of Lake Champlain. So happy that this event is b...
09/11/2014

Another picture from today's events, a wreath laying for the the Battle of Lake Champlain. So happy that this event is being remembered outside of my home town of Plattsburgh, NY.

Lunchtime lecture!
09/11/2014

Lunchtime lecture!

Plucky's adventures in Naval History
09/10/2014

Plucky's adventures in Naval History

Pictures with some of the nifty artifacts on display.
09/10/2014

Pictures with some of the nifty artifacts on display.

Pictures with some of the nifty artifacts on display.

09/10/2014

Today was another amazing day as a model of my great many times grandpa Chanticleer was added to the SARATOGA model. While this story is very well known in my family, I realized that not everyone knows the story of the rooster who was liberated from a chicken coop onboard SARATOGA September 11, 1814 by a British shot. Undaunted, he flew up and settled on a gunslide, and crowed defiance to the British which inspired the sailors on to victory. After the battle he settled in nearby Plattsburg, NY and hearing of his time with the Navy, inspired me to study naval history, and intern at the National Museum of the United States Navy. Seeing Grandpa Chanticleer remembered here in DC, makes me so proud.

Today a model of USS SATATOGA arrived!  Come by the National Museum of the United States Navy and see it for yourself!
09/09/2014

Today a model of USS SATATOGA arrived! Come by the National Museum of the United States Navy and see it for yourself!

It is really busy here, getting ready for the events on Thursday. Here is more information.
09/09/2014

It is really busy here, getting ready for the events on Thursday. Here is more information.

If you are in or around the Washington Navy Yard this Thursday (11 SEPT), spend your day at the National Museum of the United States Navy to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Champlain. For more info go here: navyhistory.org/?p=15100

This is the desk used by Master Commandant Thomas Macdonough when he wrote his victory dispatch after the Battle of Lake...
09/08/2014

This is the desk used by Master Commandant Thomas Macdonough when he wrote his victory dispatch after the Battle of Lake Champlain. The Museum is getting a ship model of SARATOGA this week. Mom and Dad are really excited back home in Plattsburgh, NY for the Bicentennial.

This is a piece of the frigate COLUMBIA that was being built in the Washington Navy Yard when the Yard was burned on Aug...
09/05/2014

This is a piece of the frigate COLUMBIA that was being built in the Washington Navy Yard when the Yard was burned on August 24, 1814, rather than let it fall in the British control after the defeat at the Battle of Bladensburg. The Navy later built six other ships of the same name. To read more about ships named COLUMBIA follow the link. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/c11-list.htm

09/04/2014
Internship Information

Just in case anyone wants to learn more about becoming an intern.

The NHHC offers internships to students who wish to have professional work experience in areas related to their educational programs and career goals. In addition to undertaking historical research, writing and editing, the NHHC operates the Navy Department Library, The Navy Museum and maintains col…

09/04/2014

I just started an internship at the National Museum of the United States Navy and am really excited to be here! So many nifty exhibits to explore and photograph.

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09/04/2014

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