Treasures of the Sea Museum celebrates 25th anniversary

Offering free admission Saturday, July 20
Artifacts from the Nuestra Seniora de Atocha shipwreck are part of the Treasures of the Sea Museum's 25th anniversary exhibit. SOURCE SUBMITTED
June 28, 2013

The Treasures of the Sea Museum at Delaware Tech is celebrating its 25th anniversary Saturday, July 20, by offering free admission. Visit the museum between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to see the collection of Spanish treasures from the 17th century shipwreck of the Nuestra Seniora de Atocha.

The Atocha went down in a hurricane Sept. 6, 1622, off the Florida coast. Famed treasure hunter Mel Fisher searched for many years with the help of investors and recovered the shipwreck’s treasure, which is calculated to be worth more than $4 million.

Visitors to the museum enjoy a 15-minute movie about the ship, search and recovery of the treasure. Following the movie they can see and touch actual artifacts from the shipwreck.

The museum is in the Stephen J. Betze Library on the campus of Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown. Call 302-856-5700 for more information.

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