2:00 pm

Margherita Desy – “Celebrating Two Centuries of the Preservation of USS Constitution, America’s Ship of State

_0002_mdesyA The summer of 2017 will mark the completion of USS Constitution’s dry docking and second 21st century restoration.  Join Margherita M. Desy, maritime museum curator and USS Constitution historian, and learn about the U.S. Navy’s 20th and 21st century preservation efforts to restore and maintain “Old Ironsides”, America’s official Ship of State for future generations. Margherita M. Desy has been a museum curator and maritime historian for over 30 years.  She has worked at Mystic Seaport Museum, the USS Constitution Museum, and currently for the U.S. Navy as historian for USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides."