Civil War Lecture Series- Naval Technology

October 10, 2014

Inventing a New Navy

A multi-media presentation on technological innovations and new uses of technologies afloat and ashore during the American Civil War.

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Monday, October 13
7 pm at the Lemuel Pratt Grant Mansion
The Atlanta Preservation Center and M.H. Mitchell Inc. are proud to welcome Ken Johnston, Executive Director & Director of Programs/Education at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, GA for a unique look at the Civil War Navies.
The US Navy of the 21st Century features ships with hybrid propulsion technology, composite armor and stealth design – as did the 19th Century Navies of the American Civil War. The National Civil War Naval Museum presents a look at inventions and advancements in the navies both North and South during the Civil War at large, with a special focus on Naval engineering as practiced here in Georgia. We’ll explore the little known and sometimes surprising antecedents of nautical technology in areas as diverse as nocturnal operations, photocopying, submarine warfare, and aircraft carriers – just to name a few.

Free Admission and open to the public. The Grant Mansion is located at 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta 30312.  On street parking is available on St. Paul Avenue and Grant Street.  ADA parking and access can be reached via APC’s Orleans Street drive.

Reservations are not required.