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Time Sifters Archaeology Society presents: Preserving a Lost WWII Battlefield off of North Carolina

November 20 : 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

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Beyond Monitor National Marine Sanctuary’s (MNMS) current boundaries off North Carolina lie waters associated with nearly 500 years of western maritime history and includes shipwrecks   representing coastal heritage, American Civil War, U.S. naval aviation, World War I, and most prominently World War II (WWII). NOAA is proposing a boundary expansion to protect and honor these additional resources. MNMS expansion represents an ideal opportunity to celebrate, study, and preserve a nationally significant collection of shipwrecks and would serve as a uniquely accessible            underwater museum and memorial to WWII’s Battle of the Atlantic.  MNMS’s expansion boundaries will contain the most publicly accessible collection of WWII shipwrecks near America’s shore and would constitute the largest area designated as a WWII battlefield anywhere in the United States. With the 75th anniversary of the close of WWII this is the time to honor the history and sacrifice of Allied servicemen and the U.S. Merchant Marine.

David Alberg serves as the Sanctuary Superintendent for the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. In 1992, Mr. Alberg began his career as the first curator for the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, VA, and went on to serve as the Director of Exhibits and Collections for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. Between 2001-2005, he served as the Deputy Director for Nauticus (The National Maritime Center in Norfolk, VA).  He holds a B.D. in museum studies from George Mason University and a M.D. in museum education from the College of William and Mary. In 2017, he was appointed as a Board Member of the Maryland Historical Trust.

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Date:
November 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.timesifters.org

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Time Sifters Archaeology Society
Email:
HMSBeagle22@gmail.com
Website:
www.timesifters.org

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