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“INSPIRATION & INDUSTRY: AMERICAN WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT” – NEW EXHIBITION TO OPEN
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“INSPIRATION & INDUSTRY: AMERICAN WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT” – NEW EXHIBITION TO OPEN
1/10/2011
 
FROM:  
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park www.intrepidmuseum.org 

CONTACT:    
Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations
Brady Littlefield – 212-843-9220 / blittlefield@rubenstein.com

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Luke Sacks – 646-381-5282 / lsacks@intrepidmuseum
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“INSPIRATION & INDUSTRY: AMERICAN WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT” –
NEW EXHIBITION TO OPEN AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST
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EXHIBIT TO BE DISPLAYED DURING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH


“Inspiration & Industry: American Women on the Home Front,” a new exhibition that shows women’s roles in wartime efforts during WWI and WWII will open at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, on Tuesday, March 1st. 

“Inspiration & Industry: American Women on the Home Front,” is comprised of more than 20 propaganda posters that were issued during WWI and WWII.  During both wars, posters were used to persuade Americans at home that they had a responsibility to support war efforts.  The depiction of women in the posters shows the changing roles of women between the two wars, from modest participation in WWI to active service during WWII.  All posters are from the collections of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. 

The exhibition is part of a month of special programming and events at Intrepid that will salute women in honor of Women’s History Month.  The exhibit will run from March 1st – March 31st. 

The exhibit is free with the price of admission to the museum.  For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.
 

DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST 

PLACE: INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM, PIER 86 (46TH STREET AND 12TH AVENUE), MANHATTAN



About the Museum
The newly renovated Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of over 30 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world.  Guests can experience newly opened areas of the ship including the fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a brand new state-of-the-art public pier. 

Also new to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains 18 different hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid.  In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, transmit messages using Morse code, crawl through living quarters of crewmembers, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.


Museum Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost of Admission:
Adult: $22.00
Seniors and College Students: $18.00
Youth 3-17 and Veterans: $17.00
Active Military, Retired Military and Children Under 3: Free
All tickets are subject to a $2.00 facility fee.

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org

Location:
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

Public Transportation:
Directions by NYC Metro Bus
Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk North from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off immediately in front of the Intrepid.

Directions by NYC Metro Subway
Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk North to Intrepid.

Directions from Water
Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk a block north to the Intrepid Museum. Or from New Jersey take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th Street) and walk north on 12th Ave to the museum.