Battleship Cove And Marine Museum To Merge
Battleship Cove announced that it will merge with the Marine Museum at Fall River around the corner to become a unified waterfront campus.
According to South Coast Today.com, the combined institution is being designed to interest a national audience. The Marine Museum will become the Maritime Museum under the merger. The Maritime Museum is "a historical and nautical museum, [which represents] the span of sea history, including the famous Fall River Line and RMS Titanic." Over 150 scale models, 30,000 photographs, videos, uniforms, and other artifacts are located inside the museum.
Beginning this spring, residents and visitors to the city will be treated to storytellers, which will highlight the nation's rich military history with four new tours, innovative programming, exhibits, interactive components, and a new and updated campus focusing on a sailor's life at war and at sea, according to a news release.
This year, the Maritime Museum will display a new exhibit, "Closing the Gap: The Role of the Azores during WWII."
Both museums can be visited for one admission price. Membership will also cover both museums. "In addition, the website and social media sites will be combined to give guests one consistent voice and hub for the most up-to-date information on events and programs."