150th Anniversary of the Launching of the USS Monitor
Official Logo of the Greenpoint Monitor Museum
Copyright © 2012
On January 30, 1862, the USS Monitor was launched from the Continental Works located in
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. 150 years later on January 28th, 29th and 30th, 2012, there will
be a great celebrationin to honor this historic launching of the USS Monitor, the ship that
saved the Union. We will honor John Ericsson, the inventor, Thomas F. Roland, the builder,
the crew and the Continental Works workers who built the USS Monitor.
The event is a Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War National Sesquicentenial Sigature Event.
The New York Department SUVCW, Oliver Tilden Camp #26, SUVCW, Co. I, 83rd New York Vol.
(9th NYSM) Sons of Veterans Reserve, The Greenpoint Monitor Museum and the John Ericsson
Society are sponsoring the event. The event is being led by the Oliver Tilden Camp and the
Greenpoint Monitor Museum. Come out and be part of history!!!
For additional information:
Contact George J. Weinmann, Commander, Oliver Tilden Camp #26
by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone - 917-832-9999 or
Janice Lauletta-Weinmann, President,
The Greenpoint Monitor Museum by phone 718-383-2637.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
History Fair – 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Capital One Bank (former Greenpoint Savings Bank) Thomas Fitch Rowland,
the builder of the USS Monitor, was a first Trustee of the Greenpoint Savings Bank
Concert – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Wine and Cheese
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Civil War Concert at the Church of the Ascension
Thomas Fitch Rowland donated funds from the construction of the USS Monitor to build this Church
Sunday, January 29
Memorial Service – 10:00 AM - Church of the Ascension
in Memory of the USS Monitor, her builders, her crew and John Ericsson
followed by coffee, cake, assembly for parade
Parade – 12:00 PM From Church to the Museum’s land
(Launch Site of the USS Monitor) land donated by Motiva Enterprises
Ceremony - at the Launch Site approximately 12:30 PM
Reception - at the Grand Prospect Hall
Monday, January 30
Bus Tour of Civil War Historic Sites including
Laying of Wreaths - USS Monitor Statue at
John Ericsson Statue Battery Park, NYC
Built in Greenpoint
History & Purposes
Thanks to Our Friends
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God Bless the Victims of
September 11, 2001.
- Founded in 1996 -
USS Monitor Site Dedication
GREENPOINT MONITOR MUSEUM
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