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“America’s Flagship” A lecture on the SS United States

  • Location: Herreshoff Marine Museum
  • One Burnside Street
  • Bristol, RI 02809
  • Phone (401) 253-5000
  • Dates: October 26, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Tickets are $10 for members and $18 for nonmembers

The SS United States Conservancy is a nonprofit preservation organization, now owns the ship and is in a race against time as it tries to preserve the ship as a museum and mixed-use development. The future SS United States Center for Design and Discovery will explore the SS United States' historical significance and examine broader themes of maritime history, science and technology, and mid-century modern art and design. The Conservancy is building a major collection of SS United States artifacts, historical documents, artwork, and ship fixtures.

The program will feature two SS United States experts who will discuss the SS United States, the ship's unique design, and her designer's decades-long quest to create the "perfect ship." They will also explore the unique challenges and opportunities in telling the ship's story and conveying the ship's enduring meaning and relevance.

Presented by Susan Gibbs & David Macaulay

Refreshments provided by our Sponsors: Points East Magazine, Cisco Brewers, Triple Eight Distillery, Nantucket Vineyard, The Bay Magazine, Gowrie Group, Pure Insurance, Pella Windows, Bank Newport, and Brewers Yacht Yards.