The USS Indianapolis Museum Board of
Directors' purpose is to develop and build a museum
in Indianapolis, Indiana. Through committed leadership, you can
play an important role in helping get the museum underway. This
museum will commemorate the USS Indianapolis;
honor those who served on her, and the role they played in protecting
the freedom Americans enjoy today.
A permanent museum is needed to house the USS Indianapolis history,
archives, collections, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia.
Celebrate the 13 year history of the USS Indianapolis and
its contribution to the "cost of freedom" from 1932 to
Become a part of the community and enjoy the pride and exposure
of being associated with the future of an internationally recognized
Be a supporter of a powerful educational mission, message and
teachings for future generations.
USS Indianapolis Museum would add another premier tourist
destination for history, education and learning in Indianapolis.
USS Indianapolis history
connects to the city of its namesake.
The USS Indianapolis Museum
is not only for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana – there
were crew members from all the United States at that time, except
Vermont. This is not just an Indiana story; this is a United
States of America story. The Indianapolis survivors
have passed the watch to us and we have accepted. Our mission
is to do our part raising the awareness of the impact of freedom
in our lives and prepare future generations for their watch.
One third of Americans (100 million) say they
have visited an art museum, a history museum, an aquarium, zoo,
botanical garden or science and technology center within the past
six months. Almost a quarter (75 million) say they have visited
within the past year.
Tourists who visit museums
spend nearly twice as much on their travel as those who do not.
Families on historic trips spend an average of $722 per trip,
excluding transportation to the destination. - American Association of Museums