April 1, 2017
1:00 Book Signing by Jake Sloan, author of Standing Tall (At The Museum)
In the early 1960s, a group of African American employees at Mare Island filed a racial discrimination complaint with President Kennedy’s Committee on Equal Job Opportunities. The group, led by Willie Long, became known as the 21ers because of the original number of its members. Their goal was to obtain fair and equal treatment in pay, hiring, training, and promotion. They ended-up getting something quite different. On April 1 at 1:00pm Jake Sloan, the youngest member of the group, will be at The Museum with other living members of the 21ers, to talk about their struggles and do book signings. Contact The Museum at 707.557.4646 for additional information.
April 4 & 5, 2017
6:00 Showing of the documentary USS Indianapolis, The Legacy (At The Museum)
Mare Island Brewing Company and Lennar Mare Island will sponsor this film documenting the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in July, 1945, and the ordeals of the 880 men who managed to abandon ship in the 12 minutes before she sank; only 317 survived the four days in the ocean without food or water, and being constantly surrounded by sharks. The producer and possibly some of the survivors will be present. Doors open at 6:00 and the film will begin at 7:00, with beer, wine, and snacks available. Tickets are $10, available at The Museum, or from Mare Island Brewing Co. or Visit Vallejo, both of which are in the Ferry Building.
April 24, 2017
10:00 – 12:00 Mare Island Historic Park Foundation Board Meeting (At Quarters B)
May 5, 2017
11:30 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Party (At The Museum)
All MIHPF Volunteers are invited to join us for the annual volunteer appreciation party. Please RSVP no later than April 24 to Barbara Davis by phone at 707.557.4646 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 21 – September 30, 2017
St. Peter’s Chapel will be CLOSED
Beginning on Monday, August 21, The Chapel will be closed for six weeks to undergo a much-needed re-roofing. Check The Museum website for updates on progress and re-opening date.
September 7, 2017
10:00 – 2:00 Code 950 Reunion (At The Museum)
Contact Tom Watson (707.507.5249)
September 23, 2017
10:00 – 2:00 Shop 31 Reunion (At The Museum)
Contact John Chamberlin (707.226.3564) for information and reservations.
November 7, 2017
10:00 – 2:00 Design Division Reunion (At The Museum)
Contact Jim Holland (707.221.8593) for information and reservations.