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USS Texas; The Last Dreadnought
February 09th, 2018 09:00am-June 03th, 2018 17:00pm
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. It showcases approximately 60 artifacts of the only surviving 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.
- Before They’re Gone: Portraits & Stories of World War II Veterans
- Pearl Harbor Day Observance
- Anchors Aweigh: Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines of WWII
- USS Texas; The Last Dreadnought
- March WWII Pacific Combat Program
- April WWII Pacific Combat Program
- Weapons of War: Secrets and Science
- May WWII Pacific Combat Program
- Prisoners Under the Rising Sun
- June WWII Pacific Combat Program
- July WWII Pacific Combat Program
- Use it Up, Wear it Out, or Do Without: The American Homefront During World War II
- September WWII Pacific Combat Program
- Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938–51
- October WWII Pacific Combat Program
- Past Events
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Museum launches ‘Real-time’ Twitter Experience for Pearl Harbor
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Texas Historical Foundation Donates $5,000 to Admiral Nimitz Foundation
The Texas Historical Foundation recently donated $5,000 to help replace the roof on the historic Nimitz Hotel, now the Admiral Nimitz Museum.