Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

Book-shaped wooden piece of Merrimac

Object Number: 
2008.42.404
Date: 
1863
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 89.8 x 61 x 19.3mm (3 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 3/4 in.)
Description: 
Wood piece carved into shape of book, lacquered and with gold painted detail and inscriptions; front: "A piece of the/ Str. Merrimack"; back: "Presented to the/ Hon. Edward Everett of Mass./ by the Master laborer of Wash'n/ Navy Yard. Feb. 10th 1863".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group