Independence Seaport Museum Features Silver Ships in Miniature
The Independence Seaport Museum is currently exhibiting Silver Ships of the Seven Seas, a collection of miniature ships. The 2015 holiday presentation of Silver Ships will be presented on recycled lumber castoffs from the construction of Schooner Diligence. Philly Seaport’s miniature ships were collected by Jacobus and Louisa Pierot during their travels in the late 20th century. The ships were gifted to the museum by Louisa in memory of her late husband.
The Seaport Museum’s miniature ships will be on display throughout the month of December. In addition, visitors and Philly locals are encouraged to visit the Museum on Saturday, December 12 from 11 AM to 5:45 PM for holiday activities and entertainment, all free with museum admission.
On Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM, the Independence Seaport Museum will celebrate its annual Parade of Lights on the Delaware River. This lighted boat parade will feature a working port, with tugboats and other vessels decorated in lights.
See below for additional Seaport Museum holiday events taking place on December 12:
- The Silver Ships display, a holiday tradition featuring dozens of miniature silver ships from the museum’s collection.
- The Ship Model Shack’s lighted model ship display. The Ship Model Shack is the home of the Philadelphia Ship Model Society, the oldest ship modeling society in America.
- Santa’s “Workshop on the Water” where guests can make holiday ornaments and gingerbread boats.
- A selfie with Santa before he heads out to lead the parade.
- Live music from a local high school choir.
- Photo op with Calico Jack, a greedy scrooge-like pirate.
- Face painting by a local artist.
The Independence Seaport Museum is located at 211 S. Columbus Blvd in Philadelphia, PA 19106. The museum is open daily from 10 AM – 5 PM. For more information about the miniature ships on display or this year’s Parade of Lights, call 215-413-8655 or visit the Philly Seaport website. Make sure to check out the latest museum updates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.