Remembering the USS Rich (DE-695)

Last week during the reunion for the USS Rich (DD-820), we remembered the sailors who are on eternal patrol after the USS Rich (DE-695) hit a mine in Normandy on June 8, 1944.  Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.   USS Rich (DE-695) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort, the first US Navy ship named in honor of Lieutenant Ralph M. Rich (1916–1942) Read More

USS Darter and USS Los Angeles Reunions

USS Darter (SS-576) hosted their boat reunion at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum for the third year in a row.  The reunion had 55 crew members and wives in attendance.  USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) had 35 crew members and family members in attendance for their first boat reunion at the museum. The Darter Reunion donated a bell and bell Read More

Arkansas Educators Professional Development Workshop

  ARKANSAS AND WORLD WAR II “Professional Development”   June 20, 2017, educators from across the state came to central Arkansas for a workshop that explored the role Arkansas played during World War II.  There were five presenters that included Shane Lind, Anita Deason, Kim Sanders,  DannaKay Duggar, and Allison Hiblong.     The workshop Read More

US Navy Promotion Ceremony

PROMOTION CEREMONY July 11, 2017   The United States Navy Recruiting District in Nashville, Tennessee promoted two sailors for advancement aboard the submarine USS Razorback (SS 394) at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.  Commander Todd Sullivan selected six sailors for advancement in his district.  Two of these were from the State of Arkansas.     Read More

Museum Ships on Air

MUSEUM SHIPS ON AIR: AMATEUR RADIO EVENT “Public Event”   The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum participated in Museum Ships On Air weekend event from June 3-4, 2017.  Amateur radio operators broadcasted from the radio shack on board USS Razorback (SS 394) submarine.  The first contact was made on Friday June 2, 2017 at 21:58 CTZ Read More

National Pollinator Week 2017

  Public Event National Pollinator Week, which ran from June 19-25, celebrates the animals that pollinate plants and helps raise awareness about conservation issues relating to these animals. The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum partnered with the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, a part of  the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, for their Pollinator Read More

USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Crew Visit

  USS Little Rock (LCS 9) is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy.  This is the second ship named after the capitol city of Arkansas (USS Little Rock (CL 92) is a museum ship in Buffalo, New York).  The keel was laid on June 27, 2013, and christened on July 18, 2015.  The commissioning with Read More