Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Did you know that the Coast Guard has a curator? Did you know that the Coast Guard Heritage Asset Collection contains close to 7,000 artifacts? Yes, the collection contains artifacts that span the two hundred and twenty-plus-year history of the United States’ premier maritime service, to include almost anything and everything during the organization’s and its predecessors’ history. So stay tuned to this series to learn all about a Coast Guard curator’s job!
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Jennifer Gaudio is back with another blog about what it’s like to be a curator for the Coast Guard. Specifically, she talks about how an artifact is determined to be, in fact, an artifact. Read the full post to hear about some of the weirdest items given to the museum.
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Saturday, January 7, 2017
Since 1790, there has been a lot of important Coast Guard documents drafted, photographs taken, and logs created. This is why we have an Archivist! The Archives contains historical files on small boats, cutters, aviation, lighthouses, lighthouse tenders, stations, disasters, and other general subjects. Some of these topics include the early days of icebreaking, prohibition operations, Coast Guard Cutter Itasca’s role in the search for Amelia Earhart in 1937, and the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. It is all part of history that needs to be preserved!! Read the full post to learn about the fascinating items that can be found in our Archives.