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Jan
2
Thu
Hands On History Features Foul Weather Gear for January @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – Jan 31 @ 10:00 am
Hands On History Features Foul Weather Gear for January @ Battleship New Jersey
How did sailors manage in the cold weather?
During World War II, the ship’s heating was not nearly as good as it is today, try on some of their coats and hats, and see for yourself if you can keep warm. Throughout her history, the ship spent most of her time in warm climates, avoiding the chill by staying near the equator; however, she couldn’t avoid it all together, including a particularly cold commissioning ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia in November of 1950.
Check our actual Navy foul weather gear in the Captain’s In-port Cabin throughout the month of January as part of the Fire Power tour.
Jan
4
Sat
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Engineering Steam to Speed Tours to Launch at 11am in 2020 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Engineering Steam to Speed Tours to Launch at 11am in 2020 @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship newest guided tour – the Engineering Steam to Speed Tour — will launch at 11am every Saturday and Sunday, beginning Saturday, Jan. 4.  The Turret II guided tour will launch Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm.

The interactive Engineering tour brings guests through Broadway, into the Boiler Room and through a Fire Room  Along the way, you;ll “work” as the crew did to turn steam into speed!

The Turret II tour takes guests five decks to the bottom of the 16-inch gun turret.  Along the way, you’ll hoist projectiles, load powder bags, plot a firing solution and pull the trigger to simulate the firing of this massive gun!

Tickets for each tour is $29.95.  Want to do both tours on the same day?  Get the Engineering Tour for $29.95 and the Turret II for half-price at $15.99 per person!  Tickets are available online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.

Jan
5
Sun
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
8
Wed
Members Night Behind-the-Scenes Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 8 @ 7:27 pm – 8:27 pm
Our next monthly Members Night will be Saturday, February 15, at 4:00 pm. The ship’s Curatorial staff will take members “behind the scenes” to areas not on the regular tour routes that could include: the secondary conn on the 08 Level, After Steering, Wardroom galley, and After Diesel. Members Night takes place the second weekend of every month.
This special tour is free for members but registration is required by February 15 and space is limited.

 To register visit: www.battleshipnewjersey.org/membersnight

Or call: (856) 966-1652 ext. 127.
Not a member yet? Join today by calling (856) 966-1652 ext. 127, or visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org/join
Jan
11
Sat
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Little Lights by the Edison Foundation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Little Lights by the Edison Foundation @ Battleship New Jersey
Did you know that Thomas Edison was awarded a Navy Distinguished Service Medal? In the inaugural Little Lights by the Edison Foundation, we are learning about the electric telegraph.
Our latest exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, will be our focus for this 90 minute program where we will look at how the original USS New Jersey, BB16 from 1906 – 1920 communicated. This program is designed for preschoolers and their families, and includes a tour of the new exhibit and a hands on activity of how to use a telegraph.
The activity will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom beginning at 10am on Jan. 11.  Free with ticketed admission. Pre-Registration highly suggested, space is limited: L.Jones@BattleshipNewJersey.org
Jan
12
Sun
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
18
Sat
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Home School Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Home School Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Join other home schoolers on January 18 for a fun and interactive field trip aboard the Battleship New Jersey!
Take a guided tour with a museum educator and learn about some of the 55,000 people who served on board over the years. After your tour, take a special class on Building a Battleship and face the same problems that the ship builders did. Receive a certification of completion for your efforts. Appropriate for ages 10+, children must be accompanied by a guardian.
Pre-registration is required. E-mail L.Jones@BattleshipNewJersey or call 866-877-6262 x 245 to register or for more information.
Jan
19
Sun
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
25
Sat
Souper Savings on a Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – Feb 29 @ 3:00 pm
Souper Savings on a Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Save money on a Fire Power self-guided tour of the Battleship New Jersey and help the hungry in our community!
 
Now through the end of February, bring in an unopened can of soup and we’ll give you a 20% discount on the Fire Power self-guided tour, available every day from 9:30am with the last tour departing at 3pm.
 
All cans of soup will be donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey.
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
26
Sun
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Feb
1
Sat
Hands On History: Adm. Reason and Ensign Ivey @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – Feb 29 @ 3:00 pm
Hands On History:  Adm. Reason and Ensign Ivey @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will honor Ensign Louis Ivey and Admiral Paul Reason for Hands On History in February.

Ensign Ivey was initially assigned to the boiler division. Visitors can hold a fuel nozzle from one of the ship’s boiler rooms. One of those boiler rooms is on the Engineering Steam to Speed Tour that launches every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00. Ivey was later the division officer for the New Jersey’s radiomen, so we have a Gibson Girl Radio like the one that would have been on the ship with Ivey during the 1950s.

Admiral Reason, who led Battle Group Romeo from the Battleship in the 1980s, later wrote a book called Sailing New Seas about naval tactics that visitors can look through. The cruisebook from 1989 that includes Reason, is also on display.