USS_Constitution_underway,_August_19,_2012_by_Castle_Island_croppedBrad Wolff will be presenting a program titled “The Construction, History, and Service of the U.S.S. Constitution” at the Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth on Wednesday evening, June 10, at 7:00 PM. The program is sponsored by the Cook Memorial Library and the Tamworth Historical Society.
Brad brings a vibrant interest in American history, and especially New England history, to the presentation. He is a graduate of Tufts University in Boston and Notre Dame College in Manchester, and has done further graduate work at Plymouth State University. He recently retired from a long New Hampshire public school teaching career that included stints in Manchester, Bristol, and Ashland. He is the recipient of a number of educational awards, including the New Hampshire Department of Education Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award and selection as the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History New Hampshire Teacher of the Year.
The U.S.S. Constitution was a significant part of the establishment of a viable naval force in the earliest years of the republic. The ship saw duty in Mediterranean piracy conflicts, during the war of 1812, intercepting vessels in the slave trade, took an around the world cruise, spent time as a training vessel, and so much more! Also known as “Old Ironsides,” the ship is currently a museum vessel and the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy. Brad plans to enrich his presentation from his participation in the National Endowment for the Humanities U.S.S. Constitution summer seminar at the Charleston, Massachusetts U.S.S. Constitution Museum and onboard the ship.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 323-8510.
Talk on the U.S.S. Constitution on June 10th