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USS Kidd Executive Director Search

The Louisiana Naval War Memorial Commission, which operates the USS KIDD Veterans Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, seeks an Executive Director to provide leadership and to execute the goals and objectives of the Commission. This position is full-time and salaried. You must be able climb shipbo...read more

Save the Date – 2022 HNSA Conference in Hawai‘i

We are excited to announce that the 2022 Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) Conference will be held in Hawai‘i and hosted by the Battleship Missouri Memorial! Mark your calendars, the conference will take place from Tuesday, September 13 through Friday, September 16 in the heart of ...read more

World Of Warships Hosting Charity Concert For Museum Ship USS Lexington

The pandemic’s been hard on a lot of us, whether we’re students, professionals, parents, or floating museums. In that last category, we have the USS Lexington, a storied American aircraft carrier that saw significant action in World War II and was later converted into a museum, station...read more

Tom Hanks Stars in Historical Drama Greyhound

[caption id="attachment_4440" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Tom Hanks takes on Nazi U-boats in his new World War II drama Greyhound. (Photo from SONY)[/caption]Tom Hanks is back in a charismatic World War II role as Navy Capt. Ernest Krause in the film Greyhound. The movie, based on C.S. Forester...read more

Battleship North Carolina Receives CAP Grant

Battleship North Carolina recently received a $7,000 CAP grant for collections assessment. The Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program is a joint effort of the Institute of Museum and Library Services - an independent Federal agency, and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation t...read more

HNSA Members Salute to Healthcare Workers and First Responders

On Friday, 20 May 2020, several HNSA organizations around the country sounded their ship whistles as an honor to all healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines battling COVID-19. The initiative began as an idea of Kevin Osgood and his team at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturge...read more

Constitution Change of Command

[caption id="attachment_4429" align="aligncenter" width="465"] CDR John A. Benda, USN (U.S. Navy Photo)[/caption]On 29 Feb 2020, CDR John A. Benda, USN, relieved CDR Nathaniel R. Shick as commanding officer of the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Charlestown, MA. CDR Benda, becomes t...read more

HNSA Receives Generous Grant from “Tin Can Sailors”

[caption id="attachment_4419" align="aligncenter" width="535"] Photo of the Check Presentation to HNSA (Chuck Merkel, HNSA)[/caption]The National Association of Destroyer Veterans ("Tin Can Sailors") is a long-time Associate Member of Historic Naval Ships Association and its Executive Director, Terr...read more

New Curator at Los Angeles Maritime Museum

The Los Angeles Maritime Museum is happy to announce that Guadalupe Pena began work as the new Curator in January, 2020. A Southern California native, Lupe earned her M.A. in History from California State University, Los Angeles. She has curated several exhibits and developed educational programs...read more