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Baldwin County Heritage Museum Presents Treasures from the SS Republic®

The Baldwin County Heritage Museum presents Treasures from the SS Republic®. Developed exclusively for the Baldwin County Heritage Museum, Odyssey’s Shipwreck and Treasure Exhibit is an extraordinary experience for the entire family.

Shipwreck! Treasures from the SS Republic will take visitors on an amazing journey 1,700 feet below the surface of the Atlantic to the wreck of the SS Republic, the greatest shipwreck treasure of the Civil War-era.

Explore fascinating high-resolution video footage and images of Odyssey’s extraordinary discoveries hundreds of feet below the ocean surface.
See priceless shipwreck treasures and authentic historical artifacts recovered from the SS Republic – a remarkable sampling of the 51,000 gold and silver coins and nearly 14,000 artifacts recovered from the shipwreck.
Relive the dynamic life of the SS Republic, including her Civil War heroics at the Battle of Mobile Bay, through the use of interactive exhibits.
Delve into the remarkable stories of courage and survival endured by the ship’s passengers and crew.
In August 2003, Odyssey discovered the wreck of the SS Republic, a Civil War-era side-wheel steamship that played a prominent role in the Battle of Mobile Bay, and was later lost in a fierce hurricane off the Georgia coast.

En route from New York to New Orleans in October 1865, the ship sank with a fortune in gold and silver coins and an enormous cargo of goods bound to help rebuild the war-torn South.

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc, the world leader in deep-ocean shipwreck exploration, was co-founded by Greg Stemm, whose family has deep-rooted ties to the Baldwin County community.

®SS Republic is a registered trademark of Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.

The Baldwin County Heritage Museum Association, Inc. was organized in April 1981 by a group of area residents who wished to gather artifacts, tools, machinery, the histories and ethnic cultures of the men and women who settled in the county about the turn of the century. They commited to design and build a museum in which to showcase their collections.

The Mission of the Baldwin County Heritage Museum is to preserve the culture of the farm communities of early Baldwin County through the creation of a home for historically significant buildings, documents and artifacts from community life.

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