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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard BATTLE OF CRANEY ISLAND

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum & Lightship Portsmouth Museum
June 8, 2013, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Join us as we commemorate the War of 1812 bicentennial and the Battle of Craney Island, a fight for the town of Portsmouth and the Gosport Navy Yard in June 1813. Discover the important role of people of Portsmouth as well as the armed forces in the area and how they prevented British occupation as America fought it’s “second war of independence.” Enjoy living history demonstrations and hands-on activities exploring the conflict in depth. FREE ADMISSION!

Celebrate Kids!

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, Lightship Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center & Children’s Museum of Virginia
June 22, 2013, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Travel back in time at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and commemorate America’s second war with Great Britain by stomping rockets into flight and creating your own military hat.

It will be a day of grins and good times for all in the family. “Celebrate Kids” is being held at all four Portsmouth Museums, so be sure to stop by to explore the exhibits and participate in the special activities.

More Information

See museum web site for more information.


Captain Arthur Emmerson - Image can be seen at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

Captain Arthur Emmerson

Captain Emmerson, a resident of Portsmouth, Commanded the Portsmouth Light Artillery unit at the Battle of Craney Island.