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Navy museum unveils Stennis exhibit

MC2 Kyle Steckler
A display showcasing goods available for purchase at the shipís store aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is displayed during the grand opening of the Stennis exhibit at the Puget Sound Museum in Bremerton. Stennis’ Ship’s Store offers various items to Sailors out to sea, including toiletries, snacks and entertainment.

The Puget Sound Navy Museum officially unveiled the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) carrier exhibit during a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 30 at the Bremerton museum.

“The exhibit has unofficially been available to the public for about a month, but this is the official thank you to everyone who was involved and helped along the way,” said Lindy Dosher museum assistant director.

The exhibit includes still photography displays along with interactive video and audio portraying key components of life on board Stennis, how Sailors live, where they sleep, what they eat, and how they spend their time, as well as the carrier’s mission and how the ship operates.

“A huge push for producing the exhibit was for the families of the shipís crew members who might otherwise never see what it is their Sailors do every day or how they live,” Dosher said. “We emphasize the idea of the floating city and the telling of their stories.”

Taylor Studios, Inc. from Rantoul, Ill. were hired to design and build the exhibit, however, the museum staff and members from Stennis developed the concepts and theme, and collected the information, artifacts, video and photographs.

“I am extremely excited about how it turned out,” said Lt.j.g. Chad Dulac a former Stennis crew member. “When you go into a project, you hope that the outcome will be accurately depicted. They nailed it. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.”

Admission is free to the Puget Sound Museum, located at 251 First St. in Bremerton. 

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