Monday, October 23, 2006

Daylight Savings Time Ending - Museum to Close at Dusk

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday morning, October 29th.

Starting Sunday, the museum will close at dusk.

This change is for the safety of both our staff and our visitors, as the deck of the submarine can be very dangerous in the dark.

Sunset on Sunday is a 5:18, so the last tour will start at around 4:30.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Raid the Rock Stops at USS Razorback

The urban adventure race, "Raid the Rock" stopped at USS Razorback during the race Saturday.
The race, which started before dawn, included canoeing, rapelling off the Big Dam Bridge, mountain biking, and orienteering through both urban and wilderness areas.

AIMM was very happy to be part of the race course, and we look forward to participating in future races.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

KATV's Wonderful All About Arkansas Piece About Razorback

Click here to view KATV's great story about Razorback.

Monday, October 16, 2006

AIMM Curator to Speak at Jacksonville Museum of Military History

Greg Stitz, Curator and Education Director for the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum (AIMM), will be speaking Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 p.m. on the topic of Peacetime Submarine Accidents as part of the War Stories Lecture Series at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History.

The War Stories Lecture Series is an educational lecture series/discussion series designed to explore American and Arkansas history. The lecture series is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council.

A long-time historian in the field of submarine history with a special focus on submarine accidents, Greg has researched accidents from the sinking of the British submarine HMS A-1 in 1904 to the accidental grounding of the state-of-the-art, nuclear powered submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) in January 2005 as well as the recent fire aboard a Russian ballistic missile submarine just a few weeks ago.

One of the accidents to be discussed is the sinking of USS Squalus (SS 192) on 23 May, 1939. North Little Rock native Sherman L. Shirley, a Torpedoman First Class aboard Squalus, lost his life during the accident. TM1 Shirley is buried in the National Cemetery in Little Rock.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Thank You Girl Scouts

Saturday, October 14 was Girl Scout Day at AIMM.

The Girl Scouts of Ouachita Council reserved the submarine for the day, and nearly 200 Girl Scouts visited Razorback and the museum.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Fundraiser at Lilly's Dim Sum to Support the Beacon of Peace and Hope

"One Day, One Community"
Monday, October 9
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lilly's Dim Sum

Plan on having one of Lilly's fabulous lunches and/or dinners on Monday, October 9 and help build the Beacon of Peace and Hope at AIMM. Lilly's is contributing 10% of their sales that day to Arkansas WAND to support construction of the Beacon.

WAND will have a Silent Auction in the evening.

So, come and enjoy great food, good friends, and the warm glow of helping build a monument to peace in our community.

Lilly's is in the Market Place Shopping Center, 11121 Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock. Call 664-1935 for more information.

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