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Conserving and Understanding USS Monitor’s Dahlgren Shell Guns

January 5, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Conserving and Understanding USS Monitor‘s Dahlgren Shell Guns

Presented by Erik Farrell, Archaeological Conservator

Lecture begins at 10:30 AM & 2:30 PM

Maritime Connections lectures are free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited. Reserve seats below.

This is a lecture series presented by The Mariners’ Museum and Park staff. Go behind the scenes of the Museum and explore our collection while learning about the work the staff does.

USS Monitor‘s Dahlgren shell guns were recovered inside the revolving gun turret in 2002 and have been undergoing documentation, conservation, and study ever since. This lecture will describe the unique and important place Monitor‘s guns hold in the history of naval artillery, as well as the challenges presented by their conservation and future display.


Read more about our Maritime Connections lectures here…


January 5, 2019
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222