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Special Behind-the-Scenes “Where Did They Get That?” Tour Offered at USS Hornet Museum

May 26, 2017
Have you ever wondered how the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum is able to obtain and then store all the Museum’s unique artifacts when they aren’t on display? Come aboard on Saturday, June 3, 2017 and, as a special bonus to your general admission, enjoy a special, first of its kind, behind-the-scenes tour to see the collection storage facilities of the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum.

During the tour find out from the Museum’s Collections staff how they receive and care for the artifacts aboard the ship. Tours will take place in the morning and afternoon and will be guided “off the beaten path” by one of the Collections Department crew members. Visitors will be able to visit three of the special collection storage rooms. Learn about the precautions and preservation measures put in place by the Museum to help better preserve and protect its artifacts for future generations. This tour will take visitors into some very tight “nooks and crannies” of the ship and therefore participants need to be ambulatory and relatively agile.

Since some of the collections facilities can be challenging to get to, the Museum will also feature a “white gloved” hands-on experience on the main Hangar Deck where guests can interact with real artifacts from the Museum’s collection. Experience history firsthand and get a chance to safely handle historical artifacts while learning about the item from a collections specialist or even the Curator.

Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation preserves and honors the legacy of the USS Hornet and its role in naval aviation, the defense of our country, the Apollo Program and the exploration of space. The USS Hornet Museum connects the greatest generation of Americans with future generations, educating and inspiring them to meet their challenges. Through field trips and live-aboard experiences, the USS Hornet offers educational programs focusing on naval history, science and space technology. A registered state and national historic landmark, the ship is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda, CA.

For more information visit: www.uss-hornet.org or call (510) 521-8448.


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