RED BANK, NJ: The "Guns Blazing! The War of 1812" exhibit at TWIN LIGHTS Museum is open until Friday, November 22, 2019, and the galleries are open every day during Twin Lights opening hours.
What: The opening of the War of 1812 featured a series of epic single-ship battles between the nascent US Navy and the mighty British Royal Navy. The quality of American shipbuilding, strategy, and seamanship resulted in a string of victories that opened the world's eyes to the power and promise of the young nation.
Acclaimed maritime artist Maarten Platje devoted years of research to the creation of fifteen historically accurate and exquisitely visualized paintings of some of these battles.
Where: Twin Lights Museum, 2 Lighthouse Road, Highlands, NJ until November 22nd . FREE Admission
These paintings will NEVER be seen together again as they are being sold to private collectors, so VISIT before Friday, November 22nd.
In addition, the Exhibit could not have been realized without the support of generous sponsors: Seastreak Ferries, Bahrs Landing Restaurant and Jay and Becky Cosgrove, Randive Divers, the Society of Marine Port Engineers, and Martin & Ottaway.
There is a specially produced companion guide for sale that includes pictures of all the paintings and the exciting stories of the battles depicted in them, and essays on other aspects of the war.
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