Independence Seaport Museum
March 7 – September 14, 2014
The new exhibition SS United States: Charting a Course for America’s Flagship spotlights SS United States’ Philadelphia connection, her heyday during the 1950s and 1960s, and the SS United States Conservancy’s efforts to save her. The exhibition will be on display until September 14, 2014 and is included with regular museum admission.
SS United States: Charting a Course for America’s Flagship looks at the spectacular past of the mid-century passenger ship that was an engineering achievement born out of the brilliance of William Francis Gibbs, a born-and-raised Philadelphia maritime architect. Featured will be ephemera, photographs, architectural drawings, and items and furnishings from the ship. Visitors will view a 3D presentation of the conservancy’s vision of United States‘ future.
The Independence Seaport Museum is located on Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia.