When Baseball Went to War
“When Baseball Went to War” explores the history of Navy baseball from its earliest years through World War II. The first ship-based baseball teams formed in the 1880s. By World War I, baseball had become fully integrated into Navy training. America’s involvement in World War II resulted in an unprecedented explosion in Navy baseball. During the war, service baseball flourished in both the European and Pacific theaters, as well as Navy bases throughout the United States. The stories of Navy baseball players including Yogi Berra, Bob Feller, and Ted Williams are highlighted in the exhibit.
EXHIBIT ON VIEW NOW THROUGH JULY 2019
Patrol Boats on Puget Sound: Rumrunners, the Aleutians, and Ships That Fly
“Patrol Boats on Puget Sound” explores the history of the small, fast patrol boats that have operated on Puget Sound for more than a century. They chased rumrunners during prohibition, were sent north to guard Alaska during World War II, and “flew” over the water on underwater wings in the 1960s. Patrol boats are essential in periods of both war and peace in the Puget Sound and worldwide, and innovative Puget Sound boatbuilders have developed a significant share of these speedy boats.
EXHIBIT ON VIEW NOW THROUGH 2019
John H. Steen: Photographing the Puget Sound Navy Yard
Photographer John Harry Steen (1877-1969) joined the Navy in 1903 and arrived in Bremerton soon after. His photos tell the story of the Shipyard and local Sailors in the early twentieth century.
The exhibit is displayed in the the Museum’s new Reverman Classroom. This space will allow the museum to expand educational programs for students and families, provide on-site speakers bureau talks, and host more military ceremonies for our local Navy personnel. We look forward to the opportunities this space provides!