March 17th, 2017 by Duarte Dispatch
The Battleship IOWA Museum has opened a new temporary display entitled “Celebrating the American Spirit – Battleship IOWA Salutes Women’s History Month,” that will be part of the ship’s tour through March 31. Guests will get a glimpse into the achievements women have made in the United States Navy and in service for their country.
The exhibit focuses on several pioneering women. Amongst those women are: Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War; Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; Geraldine Ferraro, the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party; Michelle Howard, first woman to be promoted to four-star Admiral in Navy history; and Bernice “Bee” Haydu, one of the first women to fly American military aircraft.
“We are excited to celebrate Women’s History Month with this wonderful display. Our hope is to educate the public about some of the impressive accomplishments made by women in the service of their country,” said Sue Schmidt, Volunteer Coordinator. “Women have always played an integral role in the history of the United States.”
Throughout the month of March, Battleship IOWA will dedicate social media posts to recognize the contributions that women have made in service of the United States. Social media posts will be made at www.facebook.com/pacificbattleship.
Battleship IOWA is the West Coasts only Battleship open to the public and is celebrating its fifth year at the L.A. Waterfront. Owned and operated by the nonprofit Pacific Battleship Center (PBC), Battleship IOWA is an interactive naval museum dedicated to celebrating the American spirit. Battleship IOWA offers daily tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit www.pacificbattleship.com.