The Mare Island Museum is proud to announce the opening of their Spanish-American War Exhibit, highlighting the critical roll Mare Island played in a war that was pivotal to the United States’ history.
The exhibit showcases posters filled with information from the Spanish-American War, including the U.S. Navy Line of Battle in the Manila Bay, the technology used on the ships, and the timeline of events and old newspapers from surrounding areas featuring the Mare Island Naval Base.
At the center of the exhibit stands a model of the USS OLYMPIA, donated by Joyce Gibbons, a protected cruiser that became famous as the flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. The ship was decommissioned after returning to the U.S in 1899, but was returned to active service in 1902.
The Mare Island Museum is located at 1100 Railroad Avenue on Mare Island and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the first and third weekends from 10am to 4pm For additional information, call 707.557.4646.