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Kathryn Hyatt

TEXAS NAVY EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING

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The Texas Navy Association was formed under the authority of the Texas Secretary of State in 1972 as a non-profit organization devoted to preserving the history of the Texas Navy.  Membership is open to anyone who holds a commission as an Admiral in the Texas Navy from the Governor of Texas and to anyone who would like to become a member.  (For more info visit texasnavy.org)

In 2014, during his tenure as President of the Texas Navy Association, Mr. Bill Turner met with USS Lexington Museum staff to propose having an exhibit aboard the ship.  After determining the footprint of the space required, and acquiring the necessary funding, work began on the 1000 square foot exhibit.  The Texas Navy exhibit features the historical documentary How the Texas Navy Saved the Revolution, a Kahunas USA / Texas Navy Association historic documentary.  The film is available to all Texas teachers for free download at texasnavy.org under the “Teachers” button.

The exhibit also features a short film highlighting the importance of black powder and 19th century cannon technology.  Available for viewing are a replica of a historic warship’s gun deck, cannons, uniforms, navigation gear, story boards, as well as numerous artifacts of period naval warfare.

The mission of the Texas Navy Association is, “To preserve and promote an appreciation of the historic character and heroic acts of the Texas Navy.  To promote travel by visitors to historical sites and areas in which the Texas Navy operated.  To conduct in the broadest sense a public relations campaign to create a responsible and accurate image of Texas.  And, encourage Texas communities, organizations, and individuals, as well as governmental entities, to participate with actions and money in pursuit of these objectives.”

Join us for this ribbon cutting ceremony including Admirals from the Texas Navy, Producers, and Actors from the films, a Featured Mural Artist, and historic models.

 

WHAT:            Texas Navy Exhibit Ribbon Cutting

WHEN:            Saturday, March 19, 2018, 11:00 am

WHERE:          USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

Memorial Service for Captain Frank W. “Rocco” Montesano, USN (Ret)

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Executive Director Emeritus, Rocco Montesano, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, April 13, 2018.

There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday, April 29th at 5:00 pm on board the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay. Dress is casual and valet parking will be available.

In lieu of flowers, Rocco and his family would like donations sent to the USS Lexington Museum in his honor. Donations can be made by credit card or PayPalChecks can be mailed to the USS Lexington Museum, PO Box 23076, Corpus Christi, TX 78403.

You can find an online obituary here and the event info posted on Facebook

“Heart of Every Ship” Exhibit Now Open

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Corpus Christi –  Valves, Pumps, Soot Blowers, Sight Glasses – not the most glamorous parts of a ship but the critical equipment used by sailors all over the world to keep Engine Rooms on ships alive. The USS Lexington has scoured the ship for some of these components, reconditioned them and created a new exhibit around them. Visitors will now be able to see and touch this equipment, learn what their purpose was and how they made this 3 million ton aircraft carrier, into a mighty protector of the seas. Located on the 6th Deck leading into the Engine Room, the exhibit includes a small theater where visitors can sit and view Engineering 101. The film, produced by our Exhibits Department, will take you into the Boiler Room, Elevator Machinery Room, and Engine Room.

This exhibit was made possible by generous donations from the Gary Galiher Foundation. Mr. Galiher was a friend and benefactor of the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

Haunted House on the USS Lexington

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Haunting on The Blue Ghost

Haunting on The Blue Ghost

Strange things are creeping along Corpus Christi Bay. LEX will be haunted from October 13th through the 31st and the ghosts will be waiting for you! Castle of Terror Productions and LEX have a ghost ship tour you’ll never forget!

The terrifying tour takes the bravest of souls down to the 2nd and 3rd decks of the WWII era aircraft carrier to spaces never before opened to the public. You should be ready to handle steep ladders, dark corridors, creaky hatchways and unimaginable sights, screams and sounds. This is an intense haunted experience – think twice before enlisting!

$20.00/person
$30 VIP- skip the line

$1.00 from every ticket sold will be donated to local charities by The Castle of Terror Productions. Ages 6 and up, must be able to navigate ladders and confined spaces.

For More Information Contact: Debbie Crites, Marketing Director
361-888-4873 Ext. 307 • debbie@usslexington.com

Haunted Tours:

Days:

Fri. Oct 13
Sat. Oct 14
Fri. Oct 20
Sat. Oct 21
Fri. Oct 27
Sat. Oct 28
Tue. Oct 31

Times:

7PM to 10:30pm