TEXAS NAVY EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING

By May 17, 2018News

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