BOY SCOUT TROOP 54 PRESENT CYCLE RIDE CHECK TO BIG J
05/15/2013 - 06/29/2013
Boy Scouts from Troop 54, Lindenwold, NJ, present Battleship New Jersey Docent Supervisor Larry Hennessey with a check for $1,590. The money was raised through the inaugural Ride for Pride Motorcycle Ride on April 28. 150 cycles rode through South Jersey, ending in a barbecue on the deck of the Battleship.
In the photo, from left to right are: L to R:
Tom Keen, Ryan Keen, Mr. Larry Hennessy, Docent Supervisor Battleship New Jersey, Mr. Paul Esposito Jr., Assistant Scout Master BSA Troop 54 Lindenwold NJ, Christopher Craven, Michael Armstrong
THE ARTIST GOES TO WAR EXHIBIT OPENS ON THE BATTLESHIP
05/15/2013 - 09/06/2013
The Battleship New Jersey Museum and
Memorial announced a new exhibit: The Artist Goes to War: The World War II US
Navy Art of Charles M. Rossetti, now available to the public with a tour of the Battleship.
Rossetti (1922-1991) was an aircraft ammunition handler aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-4) in the North Atlantic in WWII. Most of the art are pencil sketches of his shipmates and other US Navy personnel in WWII.
“The Artist Goes to War” will be on display on the Battleship through
December 2013. About 30 pieces of Rossetti’s art will be on display in
the Battleship’s traveling exhibit area, located on the main deck of the ship. This exhibit is included in the standard admission fee and tours. Visit
www.battleshipnewjersey.org for hours of operation and more information.
Visit http://charlesrossetti.com for more art of Charles Rossetti.
The exhibit is on loan from the collection of Theresa Rossetti, Charles Rossetti’s widow. The exhibit was developed by the artist’s son, Timothy Rossetti, the artist’s granddaughter, Amy (Rossetti) Williams, her husband, Commander Christian Williams, USN, Commanding Officer of the Los Angeles Class nuclear submarine, USS Springfield (SSN-761), and Ronald Gottardi, nephew of the artist and current volunteer Assistant Director of the Battleship New Jersey Oral History Program, a docent and volunteer educator on the ship.
70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMISSIONING OF THE USS NEW JERSEY CEREMONY
05/15/2013 - 05/24/2013
The Battleship will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of her Commission into the United State Navy during a special ceremony at 11am on Thursday, May 23.
Scheduled to speak are former New Jersey Governors Christy Todd Whitman and James Florio, as well as former crewmembers of the New Jersey from her various eras. There will also be a special viewing of the champagne bottle used by wife of NJ Gov. Charles Edison to christen the ship at her launching in Dec. 1942, as well as a display of some of the Tiffany Silverware from the Governor's Mansion. We'll end the ceremony with the firing of the 5-inch gun and cake for all guests in attendance.
The ceremony, which will take place on the forecastle (forward deck) is free.
BATTLESHIP OPEN FOR TOURS UNTIL 5PM EVERY DAY BEGINNING MAY 1
04/30/2013 - 08/09/2013
The Battleship will extend her tour hour to 5pm beginning May 1. Tours will be available every day, beginning at 9:30am with the last tour of the day departing a 5pm through Labor Day.
Climnb inside the 16-inch gun turret. Explore the navigation bridge, experience the Combat Engagement Center, see how the crew lived on this floating city and much more!
MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF CBRNE EVENTS SESSIONS WITH TEXAS A&M IN MAY
04/30/2013 - 05/28/2013
NSR Solutions LLC in partnership with the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is proud to sponsor the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) course “Medical Management of CBRNE Events” twice in the month of May. This course is paid for by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security and the students that will be attending represent agencies from the local, State, and Federal levels.
TEEX will be using state-of-the-art adult and pediatric human patient simulators to promote critical thinking skills. This course consists of facilitated discussions, small group exercises, hands-on activities, and task-oriented practical applications. The students attending this program will be able to properly perform patient triage, decontamination, treatment, and transportation in the event of exposure to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) weapons.
The course will be presented on May 18th and 19th then again on May 23rd and 24th on the fantail of the Battleship New Jersey.
TURRET II EXPERIENCE NOW LAUNCHES ON SATURDAYS TOO!
04/29/2013 - 06/08/2013
Due to popular demand, Turret II Experience tours have been added to Saturdays! Beginning, Saturday, May 4, Turret II Experience tours are now available Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm.
Guests who take this guided tour will get to hoist a 5-foot projectile to the gun house. Load powder bags that launch the projectile up to 23 miles to its target. Input target information into the analog computer to generate a firing solution. Pull the trigger and launch the projective from the legendary turret #2!
Reserve your tour in advance online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org, or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108. Tours are limited to 15 guests per tour.
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