BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Museum of Trade will current a free on-line program in partnership with Mission Liberty Ship at 7 p.m. June 24. This system makes use of materials from the BMI’s collections and archives to inform the story of how Baltimore grew to become a shipbuilding energy that produced the S.S. John W. Brown, certainly one of Baltimore’s most traditionally important artifacts.
This program is a part of the BMI’s Bethlehem Metal Legacy Mission, a multi-year initiative to doc and protect the tales of the native steelmaking big and the encompassing neighborhood. At its top, its Sparrows Level mill was the biggest metal producer on this planet, making metal for bridges, buildings, and railroads. Many locals don’t know that Bethlehem Metal additionally constructed ships, museum officers stated in a press release.
A complete of 384 Liberty Ships had been constructed at Bethlehem’s Baltimore-Fairfield yard throughout World Battle II. After the S.S. John W. Brown’s service in World Battle II and an extended stint as a New York Metropolis public maritime commerce faculty, she returned to Baltimore in 1988, the place Mission Liberty Ship volunteers restored her to working situation.
The S.S. John W. Brown continues to be of service within the metropolis the place she was launched by educating individuals about how American business fueled victory in World Battle II, the service provider mariners and naval personnel who sailed Liberty ships, and the 35,000 women and men shipbuilders at Bethlehem Metal.
The 1-hour program will characteristic:
- The Shipyards of Bethlehem Metal in Baltimore: BMI Volunteer Ken Jones supplies a short historical past of Bethlehem Metal’s Baltimore shipyards;
- A Peek on the Plans: BMI volunteer Bob Pratt shares highlights from the BMI’s assortment of 35,000 ship plans;
- All Arms on Deck: Volunteers from the John W. Brown share the historical past of the Brown’s service and provides viewers a glimpse of what they will see this summer season when they’re able to go to the World Battle II vessel in individual;
- Glimpse the Subsequent Technology of Historians: Harford County seventh-grader Sophia, one of many Brown’s youngest volunteers, encourages younger viewers and college students to find out about World Battle II historical past by means of a sequence of YouTube movies. Sophia’s final title was not supplied in a press release from the museum.
This on-line program is free to attend. Advanced registration is required.