WHEN: Saturday, June 26 11am
WHAT: On Saturday, June 26, the Battleship will open a new exhibit on the Korean War in
the Exhibits area, along the main tour route of the museum ship. The new exhibit,
“Battleship New Jersey: The Korean War and Beyond,” is a brief overview of the ship’s
active career during the 1950s.
Using the ship’s newspaper (The Jerseyman) as a backdrop, the 12-panel exhibit follows
the ship from her recommissioning in 1950, through both her tours of duty during the
Korean War, and her multiple training cruises, until her decommissioning in 1957. Six
display cases of objects and document from the museum’s collection that have never been
displayed will be used for this exhibit. It will also be the Battleship’s first exhibit installed
with multilingual signage (English, Spanish, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese) to make it
more accessible to our diverse community and guests. The exhibit will run until June 2023.
The Battleship will open the exhibit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11am on Saturday,
June 26. The Head Consul of the Consular Office of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia,
Jong Seop Lee, will be our special guest as the ship opens this new exhibit. Jong Seop Lee
has been the Head Consul since September 1, 2020. He joined the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in 1990 and has served as a diplomat in the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO,
Embassies in Tunisia, Finland, and Algeria, Consulate Generals in Boston and New York.
Mr. Lee is married with two daughters.
Further, the Battleship will hold our inaugural Korean War Living History Day with artifacts
and re-enactors from 11am to 4pm on Saturday in the Officers’ Wardroom. The ship will also
have some 1950s-era music playing from the ship’s pier speakers! These activities are free to
experience with the purchase of a tour of the Battleship!
WHERE: Battleship New Jersey, Camden Waterfront, NJ
PHOTO OPP: The Head Consul of South Korea and Battleship Staff Cutting a Ribbon to Open the new
Korean War Exhibit
Berthed on the Camden Waterfront along the Delaware River, the Battleship New Jersey
Museum and Memorial is open every day from 11am to 3pm for tours. Experience the
amazing views of the July 4th fireworks from the historic decks of the Battleship. Live
music, face painting, food concessions, bar service and even take a chance to fire the portside
5-inch gun! The Battleship will open on Sunday, July 4 for fireworks at 7pm. Just a $10
donation will get you aboard! For more information about programs and events at the
Battleship, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x108.
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