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USS Texas; The Last Dreadnought
February 09th, 2018 9:00am
This special exhibition pays homage to the last dreadnought in existence in the world, the Battleship Texas, commissioned more than 100 years ago. The ship is a veteran of Veracruz (1914) and both World Wars, and is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation, and radar. The exhibition, organized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, highlights the history of the Battleship Texas in service to the United States Navy through World War II.
The exhibition showcases approximately 60 artifacts of the only surviiving U.S. Navy vessel to have seen action in both world wars. Objects on view include select pieces from the silver service presented to the battleship by the people of Texas, historical photographs, and personal items from men who served aboard the Battleship. A special listening station shares crew member memories of service aboard the Battleship during World War II.
This exhibit is free to the public and does not require a museum ticket.
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- July WWII Pacific Combat Program
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- Battle Buddies Classic Sporting Clay Shoot
- September WWII Pacific Combat Program
- Victory Run: On the Heels of Heroes, Virtual 5k/10k Run
- Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938–51
- Annual Symposium
- October WWII Pacific Combat Program
- Leadership: Choose Your Own Way
- Veterans Day Memorial
- November WWII Pacific Combat Program
- Pearl Harbor Day Observance
- Past Events
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