MUSE Award Winner!

A Sailor's Life for Me! won a Bronze MUSE Award from the American Association of Museums. The judges said, "This entry is an excellent research-based educational website. It's a great game site without the limit of age and fun to play and learn from."
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This website has been made possible, in part, by a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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This website has received additional support from the United States Navy Office of Commemorations, Navy History & Heritage Command, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Personnel Credits

Project Director
Sarah Watkins

Project Manager
Matthew Brenckle

Stephen Biesty became internationally successful in the 1990s for his best-selling Incredible Cross-Section books published by Dorling Kindersley which have sold over 3.5 million copies world-wide and have been printed in 16 languages. He has won several prestigious awards including 'The New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award' in 1993, and 'The UK Literary Association Children's Book Award' 2004. His illustrations have appeared in important exhibitions including 'The Magic Pencil' at the British Library in 2003 selected by Quentin Blake, and the 'You Are Here' exhibition of information design at the Design Museum in 2005.

Richard Platt has been writing for children and adults since 1983. He has completed more than 90 titles, five of them with illustrator Stephen Biesty. The first of these collaborations, Incredible Cross Sections, was chosen by The Guardian newspaper as one of the three greatest children's books of the 1990s. Richard has also written restaurant reviews, screenplays and museum interpretation and has appeared on TV and radio, talking about his children's writing, or drawing on his expert maritime knowledge.

Website and Game Design and Development
Eduweb develops innovative digital learning games and interactives about art, history, science and technology for the web, museum exhibits, and mobile devices.

Crew Journals
Created by Tom DiCesare and Melissa Sherrin

USS Constitution Museum Project Team
Anne Grimes Rand, President
Sarah Watkins, Director of Collections and Learning
Matthew Brenckle, Research Historian
Rebecca Parmer, Archivist
Rebecca Crawford, Outreach Museum Learning Coordinator
Jon Christensen, Graphic Designer
Robert Kiihne, Director of Exhibits

Artifact and Historic Illustration sources
The USS Constitution Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the following collections and institutions:
Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI
Mr. Hull P. Fulweiler Collection
The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society, Marblehead, MA
The Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
The United States Navy