|October 23, 2011|
As part of the region’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, on Sunday, October 23, at 2 PM, the Pember Library will be presenting a program on the revolutionary Union Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. The Monitor fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia on March 9, 1862, in the world’s first battle between armored warships. Steve Muller, an expert on the Monitor from Troy, N.Y., will give an illustrated lecture on the Monitor, covering the design and construction challenges in building the warship, its actual performance, and its influence on the design of other ironclads during the Civil War. Mr. Muller will also be selling his book, “Troy, New York, and the Building of the USS Monitor” afterward.