July 2014 • Issue #36 View as a webpageShare with a friend
Submarine Museum Force Museum Library Association

Greetings from all of us here at the Museum Association!

Greeting from all of us here at the Museum Association! Today marks the first day of our Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and History (STEM-H) Teacher Fellowship Program. This year 6 teachers are taking part in the 2 week program. The selectees will use the exhibits of the Submarine Force Museum and Historic Ship Nautilus to develop standards-based lesson plans, based on the technology, engineering, science, and mathematics inherent in the historical exhibits. The teachers not only bring lesson plans back to their own schools and classrooms, they will also be available online late this summer for anyone to download and use.

This summer we have many exciting events planned for kids of all ages! On July 18 we will be launching our 6 week program “TIMI (Try It, Make It). Each Friday the museum will run a fun and educational program. Some highlights include: Making Waves, Keep your Balance, Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere, Dazzling Drawings, I've Seen the Light and Got All Your Marbles? In addition to these activities, the local 4-H will be running their STEMtastic! program here at the museum beginning Monday July 21st. Visit our website for all details regarding the 2014 summer activities.

Our new fundraising effort, Fly a Flag over the USS NAUTILUS, is off to a great start! Buying a flag to be flown over the Nautilus is a wonderful way to memorialize a loved one or to honor a special milestone. Each flag, flown on the day of your choosing, is then folded and presented with a certificate of authenticity. Click here to find out more!

Make sure to check out our ever expanding gift shop and online store as new merchandise is continually added! And, remember that all members receive a 10% discount!

And, upon your visit, notice our new audio tour powered by ONCELL. With a smart phone, you can listen to the audio tour while watching videos and viewing additional photos from many of the exhibits. Don’t have a smart phone? You can still call the tour phone number and listen to the audio tour through each stop! In addition to the guided tour, we are now adding scavenger hunts to the ONCELL experience! Kids of all ages can learn and interact with the exhibits by doing the scavenger hunt. Each game guides them through the museum and teaches them about concepts in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and history!

Please be sure to check out our website often, for upcoming events.

As always, we thank you for your continued support, and hope to see you soon!

Gretchen Marion
Executive Director

RADM Eugene B. Fluckey

Medal of Honor Recipient
RADM Eugene B. Fluckey

Eugene Bennett Fluckey was born in Washington, D.C. on October 5, 1913 to Isaac Newton and Louella Snowden Fluckey. A bright child, 10 year old Eugene heard a speech by President Calvin Coolidge, in which he told the Nation:

“Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not: Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not: The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

This message hit home hard with young Eugene; so hard that he would venerate the President, even naming his dog Calvin Coolidge. According to Fluckey, he would closely follow Coolidge’s words and philosophy during his studies. After finishing school at Columbian Prepatory School, Fluckey would sit for the United States Naval Academy’s entrance exam. Believing that he should not just do, but excel, he achieved the top scores for the entrance exam and later graduated from the academy in the top ¼ of his class (107 out of 464).

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US Navy Amphibious Force
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September 7–10, 2014

John Walsh
2745 Dalton Lane
Toms River, NJ 08755


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All engines full ahead to our
new online store

As you know, we launched our new online store in February. We have since added many new items to the Nautilus Ship's Store and invite you to check it out here!

SFLMA - Nautilus Ship's Store

Remember, all members are
eligible for a 10% discount.


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