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Week of May 31st, 2020 – A New Chapter

IOWA Family: It was great to be open again and see our crew come together for the first time in over 2 months. Our first reopening weekend generated 5% of our normal attendance or a 95% reduction from 2019.  We are open, but have a very long road towards recovery....

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Saturday, May 30th 2020

Good morning IOWA Family.  Today is Saturday, May 30th and we will reopen for limited capacity outdoor tours at 10am this morning. Today is an emotional day for many.  Coming aboard again and seeing the crew out in force, wearing their masks and practicing distancing,...

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CEO Update for May 26, 2020 – Reopening on May 30, 2020

Flag designed by George Palaziol, US Coast Guard Veteran. Your support and contributions continue to matter! Thank you! Please continue your support by sharing our message and donating at https://www.pacificbattleship.com/donate. This week, we begin a new chapter in...

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Update – May 18th, 2020

IOWA Family: We continue our efforts to reinvent the way our organization operates to adjust to the Covid-19 pandemic. There is no doubt that tourism oriented businesses such as museums, attractions, hotels, and airlines will continue to have significant challenges...

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Battleship IOWA Update for 05/11/20 – Reopening

IOWA Family: We begin this week optimistic on potentially reopening in the coming weeks. Last week, the Governor announced outdoor museums would be in the next part of Phase 2 and L.A. County authorities announced museums would be in their next part of Phase 2. We are...

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Battleship IOWA Update of 05/04/20 – Reopening?

IOWA Family: I am truly touched by the nationwide support we have received during this crisis from friends, family, and crew alike.   We continue to closely monitor California Reopening plans and as currently stated, it appears that we may not be able to open for...

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Week of 04/27/20 Update

IOWA Family: I hope this note finds you and your family safe and well. As always, thank you for your support during these challenging times. There is no doubt that the tourism and museum industries are tremendously affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a...

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Week of 04/19/20

  IOWA Family: We start off this week continuing our preparation for an eventual “social distancing” reopen. As a primarily outdoor museum, we are in a unique position to modify our tour products to reduce capacity, eliminate areas of potential congestion,...

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A Brief Update – 04/13/20

IOWA Family: Thank you to all of the generous contributors and supporters since the beginning of this crisis.  We have received a tremendous outpouring of love and support including major contributions to help us pay the critical expenses and payroll in the coming...

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Week of 04/07/20 Update

IOWA Family: Our board and leadership team hope that you and your family are staying safe in your respective communities these coming weeks. I decided to send via text this week, as I am working safe at home and frankly my hair is a bit overgrown at the moment. We...

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