Children at the museum’s, Discovery Day, learned maritime songs, how to tie knots and what it really takes to be a sailor.
Kids and families also heard about the War of 1812 and the history of Erie’s own Brig Niagara.
Event organizers say that it's important to instill this knowledge in young children.
"Kids love to come down and see the shi. Most of them think it's a pirate ship which is why we educate them that it's not a pirate ship, it's a ship that brought home heroes,” says Julie Wagner, Member Services Manager at the Maritime Museum.
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