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Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition
August 16, 2014 to November 1, 2015
 
 

During its U.S. Navy service, Intrepid was home to more than 3,000 men at a time. Today, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum houses a collection of more than 9,000 historic objects, archives, photographs and film. Like each sailor, every artifact has a unique story. And each object becomes more valuable and meaningful as part of our collections as a whole, just as the ship's crew drew its collective strength from the contributions of each individual.

Objects in Conversation shares stories from the Museum's collections that no single object could tell on its own. Examples include:

Found On Board showcases objects that Intrepid crew members left behind, only to be discovered by Museum staff decades later.

Reunited through Collections brings together the collections of sailors who served side by side during World War II.

Preservation and Conservation and Aircraft Restoration highlight the ways in which our staff members care for our collections, large and small.

Exhibition is free with Museum admission.

Bottle of sacramental wine found on board Intrepid
Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
2014.39.01 & .02
 
Dinner bell
Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Gift of a former crew member. 2013.202
Pilot Alfred Lerch’s log book
Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Gift of the children of Alfred Lerch.
A2012.80
Bracelet made by crew member Oscar “Red” Midling
Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Gift of Linda and George Galante. 2012.70.01