Thursday, March 19, 2015

Skipjack Model Now on Display

"Museum Update"

March 19, 2015

Our own, Joseph Mathis, built a Skipjack Class submarine 1/72 scale model.  Moebius Models and consultant David Merriman created the model kit.  This kit was created after historian Jim Christley secured the Skipjack Class submarine plans once they were declassified and made available for research at the Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton, Connecticut.  Greg Sharpe was responsible for the accuracy of the model through research and craftsmanship.

Currently the museum has a "General Submarine" exhibit.  This model is displayed along with a Virginia Class submarine model donated by Billy Holloway.

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is currently opened Friday-Sunday throughout the Spring.  For the first time the museum is opened specifically for the Spring Break of Arkansas schools.  This gives you two extra days to visit the museum to see these models!

Spring Break Schedule
Wednesday March 25 10:00-5:30
Thursday March 26 10:00-5:30
Friday March 27 10:00-5:30
Saturday March 28 10:00-5:30
Sunday March 29 1:00-5:30

Watch the blog for more to come at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.

Author: Allison Hiblong