Grade Range: 4-12Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Primary SourceDate Posted: 5/27/2009
This interactive collection search contains objects that are featured in the exhibition On the Water: Stories from Maritime America. Representing a broad sweep of American maritime history, these objects were collected over more than a century and reflect broad patterns of technological, economic, social, and cultural change.
Multimedia instruction, Museum education, Thematic approach
To fight Mexico, the United States had to mobilize, equip, and transport a large force, including...
boat, shipping, sailing, New York, ship, object, maritime, Maritime history, trade, industry, Mississippi, commerce, model, transportation, sailor, artifact, collection, collection search, water, museum
In the winter of 1856, a storm delays the lighthouse keeper's return to an island off the coast o...
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