Museum Update 30 December 2022

In Today’s Update…


Short and sweet this week. Click the links to jump right to each section:

Matching Gift Opportunity

The local American Legion Post 560 greeted us with a wonderful holiday surprise: an opportunity to match up to $30,000 in year-end gifts!

Contributions to our programs, preservation, and National Museum efforts could have double the impact this holiday season. You can make your tax-deductible donations by clicking the link below, calling our development department, or by mailing a check (250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731).

Thank you for your consideration and thank you to American Legion Post 560 for your support! 

Thank You For Making A Difference In 2022

We couldn’t do what we do without all of you. Your support keeps us going mentally, emotionally, financially, and in ways we can’t even put into words.

We’re so grateful you share our passion for this incredible ship, the U.S. Surface Navy, and the family both near and far that has connected itself to Battleship IOWA. This place is special and so are the people who surround it.


We’d like to take this opportunity to recognize supporters who donated at a “Chief” level and above ($250+) in 2022. 

A shout-out, too, to our generous National Museum of the Surface founding sponsors, with special mention to the following for their support of key initiatives:

    • Associated Foundations – Training and Crew Development
    • Marathon Petroleum – Capital Projects and Education, Veterans, and Community pillars
    • Ahmanson Foundation – Major Electrical Infrastructure Work for the National Museum

Cheers To The New Year

We know the world is full of choices and we would like to thank everyone who chose Battleship IOWA Museum as your venue in 2022.

Without your support we wouldn’t be where we are now. We’re excited for 2023. We have some big goals and big ideas we can’t wait to share, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, Happy New Year from our family to yours… and click the button below to begin planning your next event with us!



There’s Still Time To Get Your Coffee

The Gaviña Family – founders and third-generation owners of Don Francisco’s Coffee – is committed to supporting the veterans and families we serve.

They are generously helping us meet our goal of raising $25,000 by the end of the year in support of Veterans West, the military and veteran affairs department of Pacific Battleship Center, to help us provide important, impactful programming.

Click the link below to learn how your donation to Veterans West can result in coffee being delivered to your door for a year, so that you can enjoy the rich, bold, smooth taste of Don Francisco’s Coffee.



NOTE: If you prefer not to donate electronically, please mail your check to:
Attention: Development Department, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731

Thank you to our 2021 donors for their generosity and support. Want to know how your donations are making a difference? Check out our ANNUAL REPORT here.

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