Monday, September 15, 2014

Organization of the Week: Battleship New Jersey

Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey.

This week, I am featuring the Battleship New Jersey. Berthed on the Camden Waterfront across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is a non-profit historic ship museum that offers guided and self-guided tours daily. Opened in 2001, the Battleship New Jersey allows visitors a variety of ways to experience the ship, including overnight encampments for youth groups and families, special group and student tours, and event rentals.

The ship features museum exhibits, various tours, and programming. But it takes many volunteers to operate and maintain the Battleship New Jersey. Volunteers participate in memorial events onboard the ship, conduct exclusive behind the scenes tours, work with veterans and youth groups, attend specialized lectures and tours, and work with men and women who share a common interest in learning about, studying, and teaching our nation’s naval history. Volunteers can also help maintain the ship's interior and exterior.

The Battleship New Jersey relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by Battleship New Jersey or to become a member or volunteer, please call 866-877-6262 or visit

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