Military Sea Services Museum
Military Sea Services Museum

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The flat roof covering a large area of the Museum was damaged by a severe wind and rain storm in March 2018, causing damage to the ceiling in the Museum's library.  The roof was replaced and the WW II era library ceiling was replaced with drywall, textured, and painted in February 2019. The new ceiling made such an improvement to the appearance of the library that it was decided to replace the leak stained WW II era ceiling in the front entrance (quarterdeck) with the same material, texture, and paint. 

 

New lighting was also installed in the front entrance.  

 

The new ceilings and lighting upgrades have greatly enhanced the appearance of the Museum building and the hundreds of artifacts and displays therein. 

 

A visit to the Museum is required to truly appreciate this unique Museum.

 

 

 

Other news:

 

 

Upcoming events held at the Military Sea Services Museum:

 

Memorial Day Ceremony at the Military Sea Services Museum
 
The Veterans Council of Highlands County will hold a ceremony to mark Memorial Day on May 27th at 2:00PM at the Military Sea Services Museum, 1402 Roseland Avenue, one mile east of Sebring High School at the corner of Kenilworth Blvd and Roseland Ave.  The ceremony will honor all who died while serving in the nation's armed forces.  The guest speaker will be Medal of Honor recipient Major General James E. Livingston, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired.  The Museum will offer guided tours immediately following the ceremony.  The public is welcome.  Call the Museum at 863-385-0992 for additional information.
 
 
See flyer below for information about General Livingston and his book.

 

 

Noble Warrior Event Flyer Sebring FL.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [3.5 MB]

 

 

 

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"Nights at the Sea Services Museum"

 

Who:  Military Sea Services Museum

 

What:  "Nights at the Sea Services Museum" - Have you ever wondered how history might have been altered had just one battle gone the other way?  For most of us armchair historians, studying the military history of the United States is usually a solitary pursuit.  Now, however, using the resources of the Museum Library and the internet, our organization will host informal discussion groups on topics that should stimulate analysis through reading and research by participants and perhaps lead to a better understanding of historical events.  Propounding  your own theory on why things worked out the way they did or debating how this or that leader made the right or wrong decision should make good grist for the discussion mill stone.

 

Where:  The setting will be the Museum Library where coffee and light refreshments will be served free of charge.  Address: 1402 Roseland Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 (one mile east of Sebring High School).

 

When:  The topics for Winter 2018-19 with dates and times listed are as follows:

October 24, 2018; 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Battle of Pearl Harbor – What If?

November 28, 2018; 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Battle of Midway – The Importance of Intelligence & Cryptology

December 19, 2018; 4 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. “I Shall Return” – The Competing War Strategies of MacArthur and Nimitz in the Pacific Theater of Operations

January 23, 2019; 4 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Korean War - Hot Campaign of the Cold War? Reference: The Coldest Winter - America and the Korean War by David Halberstam.

 

February 20, 2019; 4 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Cold War -- Who won?

March 20, 2019; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The United States Coast Guard in World War II.

April 24. 2019; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. D-Day - The Sands of Normandy.
 

 

For additional information and a list of reference material for each discussion, please contact the museum at 863-385-0992.

 

Come on out and enjoy a lively discussion at The Military Sea Services Museum, 

"Where history comes alive!"
 

 

 

Monthly Dinner Announcement

 

 

At 1400 on the fourth Sunday of every month except November and December

the Museum has a fund raising dinner. 

 

All Museum members and their guest are encouraged to attend.

 

Please contact John Cecil if you plan to attend at:

 

(863) 385-2270

johnsandycecil@gmail.com

 

 

 

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