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History, Politics, and War

The Turtle & The Acorn

3 minutes 42 seconds

​In 1776 a small one-man submersive crept its way across New York harbor to attack a British ship as the world’s first wartime submarine. More than 200 years later, local Brooklyn artist Duke Riley found inspiration in the story of the Turtle and created his own interpretation of the Revolutionary War-era submarine. Get the story here, then come see it in person! The Acorn is on view through January 8, 2017, as part of our Battle of Brooklyn exhibition.

Creative: Tronvig Group