Intrepid Museum Annual Report 2018

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INTREPID 2018 Annual Report



THE PRESIDENT On August 16, 1943, the engineering marvel USS Intrepid was commissioned. Seventy-five years later to the day, we proudly hosted more than 300 of its former crew members, from 37 states and from all eras of the ship’s history, to celebrate Intrepid ’s 75 years of service to our country. Many returned to Intrepid for the first time, reuniting with shipmates not seen in decades, sharing memories with family and friends and, of course, honoring fallen comrades. It was overwhelming and inspiring to hear their stories, watch them interact with each other, and to witness Intrepid through their eyes. They are rightfully proud of how they and their ship served our country so bravely and selflessly through multiple conflicts and the space race. We commemorated their past, Intrepid ’s past, but perhaps most gratifying to our staff, who work so hard to perpetuate their legacy, was the positive feedback from our former crew members to what we are doing today. With their service, ingenuity and bravery as our guiding light, we use the lessons of the past to shape a brighter future. The Museum’s collections, stories and technological marvels provide our educators with a unique opportunity to integrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM), history, the humanities, and leadership in its programs for a wide range of audiences. In 2018 alone, we engaged 55,000 students, adults and families through education programs delivered at community venues, professional development sessions, school and after-school programs, summer and holiday camps, and more. Our access initiative provides programs and resources for those with physical, cognitive, emotional, sensory and behavioral disabilities. In recognition of our work, we were proud recipients of the 2018 Engaging Communities Award of Merit from the Museum Association of New York. We facilitate many programs for veterans. Especially poignant are the free events that bring veterans of all service eras, and their families, together to experience Intrepid, connect with one another in a comfortable and welcoming environment, share their own experiences, and form a strong and lasting community. To break down economic barriers, we offer free programs and cultural experiences to over 14,000 participants annually – they include community groups, students in underserved schools, children in hospitals, families in transitional housing, homebound veterans, incarcerated youth, NYCHA residents and more. We are truly welcoming and inclusive for all. None of this meaningful and impactful programming, worthy legacies to the 55,000 men of Intrepid, would be possible without your generous and continued support of this New York icon, national historic landmark and global destination. Thank you for allowing us to continue to serve, and for helping us to fulfill our mission: to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.

Susan Marenoff-Zausner President INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM 3









A reunion of former crew members, families and friends in honor of USS Intrepid ’s 75th commissioning.

A new exhibition dedicated to the USS Growler unveiled for its 60th commissioning anniversary.

The annual Salute to Freedom gala honoring the Museum’s founders and heroes.





A day for a unique celebration of empowerment and wonder.

What would you take if you were going on a space voyage? Find out what these astronauts took with them.



Upgrades to accessibility



We are at the forefront of identifying and dissolving barriers among cultural institutions in NYC.

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The Museum offers a myriad of free programs for service members and veterans.



An inside look at what it takes to maintain aircraft on Intrepid ’s flight deck.

Artifacts donated by former crew members and their families give the Museum’s curators invaluable insight.



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National Science Foundation Award to measure impact of STEM programs.

Thank you to our supporters!



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“I came aboard the Intrepid when I was 18 years old,” said former crew member Ralph Forquer in an interview with Time. “My first impression: how does a big chunk of iron like that float?” On August 16, 2018, the Intrepid Museum celebrated USS Intrepid ’s 75th commissioning anniversary—the day the ship officially joined the naval fleet—welcoming more than 300 former crew members and nearly 850 of their family and friends for a weekend of festivities to celebrate the milestone and commemorate their service. For some, it was their first time back to the ship since they served. Other former crew members regularly volunteer at the Museum, interacting with visitors and presenting firsthand accounts of their history. >>>




orquer, who traveled by himself via train from Nevada, was one of three “plankowners,” or members of the original crew in 1943, to attend the reunion, joining Edward Coyne and Daniel Watkins on board. The trio was among 11 World War II crew members to return to Intrepid in August for the celebrations, alongside 123 crew members who served during the Cold War, 100 from the Vietnam War, and 83 from Intrepid ’s final years of service. Bringing together former Intrepid crew members for the event was not just a way to honor the ship and the 50,000 men who

histories from former crew members, and collected 23 service-era artifacts during the weekend. GATHERING HISTORY

Collecting stories and personal effects from those who served aboard, particularly from World War II veterans, remains a top priority for the Museum. Throughout the year, funding from James L. Nederlander allowed Museum staff to travel across the country to capture recollections in person. These pieces of history are used throughout the Museum, from special exhibitions to hands-on educational programs, to archival

L to R: World War II Intrepid crew members Edward Coyne and Ralph Forquer; Museum President Susan Marenoff-Zausner addresses the commissioning ceremony attendees

served on it, but also to preserve their stories and experiences for generations to come, one of the prime missions of the Museum.

research by academics, journalists and family and friends of former crew members. UNTOLD STORIES

“We are proud to perpetuate your legacy,” Museum President Susan Marenoff-Zausner told the servicemen at the 75th anniversary celebration. “Your service, your ingenuity and bravery are our guiding light as we strive to inspire tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and explorers.”

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Photos: Christine Butler; Maria Quiroga

As part of that effort, Museum staff dedicated 29 Seats of Honor in the Lutnick Theater (which used to be the forward aircraft elevator and doubled as a volleyball court), recorded 11 oral

In 2018, researchers on this collection project also focused on capturing the history of Intrepid and its crew in an unfiltered manner. “We really wanted to find unusual stories or perspectives we hadn’t encountered,” said Jessica Williams, the Museum’s curator of history and collections. That included the Museum collecting its first oral history of a Latino crew member, Puerto Rican sailor Agustin Ramos, an Intrepid boatswain’s mate from 1964 to 1966, who described the challenges he faced on board.

If you get a chance to visit Intrepid , you get to hear their memories and their stories. of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson This is living history.” —Chief ­­

L to R: Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations; World War II former crew members cut the anniversary cake with Museum president Susan Marenoff-Zausner

Many of these collected stories and items contribute to special exhibitions. In 2018, they played a role in “Intrepid A to Z,” a display where objects and photographs were chosen for each letter of the alphabet, from handwritten logbooks to stripes pinned on uniforms to lighters issued to crew members. As a whole, they gave a broad overview of daily life aboard an aircraft carrier. Many of the 26 objects chosen had never before been displayed to the public, and they comprise just a fraction of the Museum’s overall holdings. For the exhibition, it was important to not only showcase these items, but also provide context as to their use. “We wanted to have outside voices comment on them instead of just the

curatorial voice about why things are important,” said Williams. “We contacted a number of former crew members to ask them to select something from the collection that was meaningful to them and their service on board.” “I’m not gonna be around long, but to have these artifacts—I think of people in the future [who] will view these things, and each of those items will have a story,” said former crew member Gerald Feola, whose flight helmet was displayed under “V is for Vietnam.” The Vietnam War veteran and Intrepid Museum volunteer has donated a number of other personal artifacts, such as Super 8 footage, photographs and letters he compiled during his service. “Hopefully [interviews] like we’re doing today would INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM 11

Two Intrepid former crew members point out their photo in the cruise book and recall how they met on Intrepid decades ago

tell those stories about those artifacts,” he added. “It brings history right up to the present day.” The Intrepid Museum uses oral histories and artifacts for more than exhibition and archival purposes—they play a major role in the Museum’s Education Department, too. Students can participate in the Pieces of History program, which introduces them to the roles of historians as they analyze items from the collection. There’s also the “Crossing the Line” arts residency, where students research oral histories then write and perform a staged reading. Teachers, too, collaborate closely with the Museum’s collection, particularly in training sessions that are part of the NYC Department of Education’s After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP). They can work with Museum staff to learn about the art of taking oral histories, managing archives, and performing research. And even moving beyond the hands-on educational programs, the Intrepid Museum has expanded the public digital records of its archives, which will bring learning to a wider audience.

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As Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, one of several dignitaries who spoke at the ceremony, noted, “If you get a chance to visit Intrepid, you get to hear their memories and their stories. This is living history.” He then joked, “Some of them are even true.” As time passes, however, there will be fewer voices from Intrepid ’s active service days. Yet the legacy of the crew and their ship will live on through the Intrepid Museum. “I love [what the Intrepid Museum is doing], because if they hadn’t taken over this as a museum, we would’ve been another scrap ship, and you’d have never heard of it,” Coyne told national TV show Inside Edition during the 75th anniversary weekend. “But this here is a fightin’ ship!” ❙

Crossing the Line was made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from Silverstein Properties, the Secunda Family Foundation, and the Michael Tuch Foundation.

Photo: Christine Butler

“The generosity of the crew members who came and shared stories and personal collections with the Museum in celebration of the 75th commissioning anniversary of Intrepid will add to the richness the education team can

draw on when supporting the learning needs of the audiences they work with,” said Lynda Kennedy, the Museum’s vice president of education & evaluation.

Clockwise from top: Temporary installation Intrepid A to Z; The final chart plot of Intrepid ’s active service history: Intrepid pulled into Quonset Point on May 4, 1973. Gift of Byron E. Franklin. 2017.55; Zippo lighters were popular and practical souvenirs for crew members that memorialized their vessel, squadron, or major events. 2018.12a-c; VF-10 fighter pilot Alfred Lerch received these aviator wings upon completion of his flight training in World War II. Gift of the children of Alfred Lerch. 2012.80.53; Aviation Structural Mechanic Jerry Feola wore this helmet while serving with squadron VAW-33, the Nighthawks, during the Vietnam War. Gift of Gerald Feola. 2015.63. All artifacts are part of the collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Intrepid A to Z was been made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This exhibit was also generously supported by James L. Nederlander and the David Berg Foundation. INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM 13


TO THE USS INTREPID ’S 75 TH COMMISSIONING ANNIVERSARY DONORS Leadership support for the Museum's celebration of Intrepid's 75th Commissioning Anniversary was provided by Denis Bovin, Fisher Brothers and Bruce Mosler.

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UNSUNG SERVICE Since 1989, the USS Growler—an object of irresistible intrigue—has been permanently docked on Pier 86, alongside the Intrepid. It is, after all, America’s only nuclear-armed Cold War-era submarine open to the public. Visitors taking mini-tours through the sub’s cramped confines have long been fascinated with what’s known as the “silent service”... yet so much remained unknown. >>>



hat was life like for a 95-man crew 300 feet under water? How perilous was it prowling the frigid Soviet Union coast from 1960-64? Who were these volunteers who risked their lives on this topsecret mission? Commemorating the Growler’s 60th commissioning anniversary, the Museum unveiled A View From the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War last May, a multi-faceted exhibition showcasing the untold stories of former crew members—an intimate window into an era of rising tensions between the world’s two biggest superpowers. The diesel-powered Growler transported four Regulus cruise missiles, all carrying nuclear warheads, and ran 60-day patrol missions out of Pearl Harbor along the Russian coast during the Cold War as part of America’s strategy of nuclear


Perhaps no crew member embodied the secretive nature of Growler’s mission more than Albert Anguish. He served as a communications technician and was a Russian linguist who monitored and interpreted Soviet communications from hundreds of feet underwater. Anguish was referred to as a "spook" by his fellow Navy men due to the hush-hush aspect of his job. Even 50 years later, he is not willing to discuss certain details of his post. On his service aboard Growler, Anguish said: "I never talked about anything. And to this day. I signed an oath when I got out that I can never talk about the classified stuff I did. So, first thing they tell you is: need to know. Your wife has no need to know. Your neighbor has no need to know. It's a hell

We really wanted to convey the experience of the Growler crew, who for a long time could Williams, Curator of History and Collections not discuss anything.” —Jessica ­­

deterrence. It was a harrowing time, and the grueling life on a dank, stench-filled sub probably wasn’t for everyone. For Jessica Williams, curator of history and collections, humanizing the history of Growler and making it accessible for visitors was a primary objective. She traveled the country to meet former crew members and their families to record their personal reflections, which included their rigorous training and efforts avoiding Soviet detection. “We really wanted to convey the experience of the Growler crew, who for a long time could not discuss anything,” said Williams. Artifacts such as the diary that former quartermaster Bob Kuchar kept on board and donated to the exhibit illuminated an ominous time in history. Crew members recalled learning of President Kennedy’s assassination, and being scared more than ever.

A View From the Deep is an immersive and powerful experience for Museum visitors—as well as the Growler’s former crew members, pleased to see their story finally told. Thirty of them, including one traveling from Hawaii, reconnected aboard 18 INTREPID 2018

the sub for an emotional reunion for the exhibit opening.

of a burden to carry for, what, 50-some years, to never be able to talk about what you did, where you were and never get recognition for it." Yet the significance of Growler and its role in the Cold War, one of the tensest chapters in history, continues to be an important teaching tool. Last July 23-August 2, the Museum hosted an NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Summer Institute for School Teachers: The Cold War Through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum, an intensive professional development experience for 25 educators representing 12 states. They emerged with new curricula based on the Museum’s artifacts and oral histories from A View From the Deep. ❙ A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War is supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Rehabilitation of USS Growler was supported in part by National Maritime Heritage Grant funding from the National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, administered by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


Photos: Eric Vitale

Former crew members return for Growler’s 60th anniversary commissioning and visited the new exhibition A View From the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War.



FOUNDERS AND HEROES On May 24, 2018, the Museum held its annual Salute to Freedom gala, the Fleet Week celebration of extraordinary service, innovation and inspiration. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary year of USS Intrepid ’s commissioning, the Intrepid Salute Award was presented to members of the founding family, the Fisher Family, while the prestigious Intrepid Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Meghan McCain, on behalf of her father, U.S. Senator John McCain. Charles de Gunzburg, Martin L. Edelman, Bruce Mosler, James L. Nederlander and Frances F. Townsend chaired the event, which raised more than $1.6 million and hosted nearly 1,000 attendees, including prominent guests from the business, education, government, scientific and military communities with former crew members of USS Intrepid present. FIRST ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Meghan McCain accepting the 2018 Intrepid Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of John McCain; 2018 Intrepid Salute Award Honorees and Intrepid Trustees Winston Fisher, Kenneth Fisher, Arnold Fisher and Martin L. Edelman; Intrepid Trustee Mel Immergut, Terry Bovin; Intrepid Museum Co-Chairman Bruce Mosler, Intrepid Trustee Frances F. Townsend, and guest; Georgette Mosbacher, Arnold Fisher, Sally Ogden. SECOND ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Martin L. Edelman, Norma Kamali; Intrepid Trustee Pamela Liebman with guests. THIRD ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Kaia Fisher, Winston Fisher; Intrepid Trustee Denis A. Bovin, Frances F. Townsend, Intrepid Museum President Susan Marenoff-Zausner, Elizabeth Byrne, Intrepid Trustee Gerry Byrne. FOURTH ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Donovan Edmond and guest; Gabriela Gemelli, guest, Brittany Fisher; Tammy Fisher, Kenneth Fisher, Susan Marenoff-Zausner, Winston Fisher, Meghan McCain, Ben Domenech, Arnold Fisher, Frances F. Townsend, Sally Ogden, Bruce Mosler, Norma Kamali, Wendy Mosler, Martin L. Edelman, Kaia Fisher.

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Photos: Erika Kapin



TO UPGRADE KAMIKAZE EXHIBIT Support will enhance accessibility and content.


he Intrepid Museum received a $420,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to upgrade its Kamikaze exhibit, an immersive multimedia experience that transports visitors back to November 25, 1944, when Intrepid was struck by two kamikaze planes in World War II’s Pacific Theater. Grant funds will enhance accessibility, exhibition display, content and connected educational programming, allowing the Museum to improve and expand the experience for all its visitors. Bill Daniels, whose estate established the Daniels Fund, was a naval fighter pilot in World War II and served aboard Intrepid. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his valor during this fateful kamikaze attack on Intrepid. The reimagined exhibit will explore the effect of the kamikaze attacks on the ship and crew, and emphasize personal stories including Daniels’ efforts to save crewmates trapped below deck. The Museum will add a digital display to include new documents, artifacts, diaries, letters, and oral histories, as well as update the exhibit’s Memorial Wall, which lists the names of the more than 250 men who were killed while serving aboard Intrepid. The updated exhibit, expected to open this November, will also include personal artifacts of Bill Daniels on loan from the Daniels Fund. The grant will also provide an opportunity to make the

Kamikaze exhibit

exhibit more accessible by outfitting the video with open captions, audio description and additional seating in the

Bill Daniels receiving the Bronze Star for heroic service during the attack on the Intrepid from Admiral J.S. McCain.

exhibit area. These updates will enable audiences with disabilities to have an equally excellent experience, and provide an engaging avenue for all visitors to gain a deeper understanding of the significance of the kamikaze attacks. “This generous funding will allow the Museum to more effectively tell the stories that serve as a bridge between the heroes of the past and the young minds that will build the future. For that, we are incredibly grateful to the Daniels Fund,” said Susan Marenoff-Zausner, president of the Museum.

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Photos: Liam Marshall; The Daniels Fund

“When Intrepid was attacked, Bill Daniels heroically rescued several injured and trapped shipmates, earning the Bronze Star,” said Linda Childears, president & chief executive officer of the Daniels Fund “We’re delighted to support this exhibit which will honor those that served on Intrepid and help people learn about the ship’s historical significance.” ❙

Honoring Service EVERY DAY The Museum offers a myriad of free programs for service members and veterans.


o honor our nation’s heroes, the Museum remains committed to offering free year-round programs to all U.S. military and veterans.

Our new Veterans Plus programs enable veterans to bring civilian friends and family members to special daytime or evening events, all relevant to the military community. Intrepid After Hours is another popular opportunity to experience Intrepid at night, without the crowds, for conversation, exploration and a communal meal. Catalyst activities include film screenings, performances and Voices From War, a writing workshop that empowers veterans to craft and share their stories on the page. The Museum’s Military Family Programs were created for current and former military service members and their children (ages 3-18).These programs include a hands-on tour of the Museum, experiments, and design challenges intended to engage the whole family. For those in the Museum’s local community, free tours are offered through NYC-based veterans organizations, and the Museum offers free admission to military personnel and veterans through the generous support of Bank of America. For veterans unable to visit the Museum, there are new interactive ways to engage. An interactive teleconference program provides video chats while highlighting objects and spaces within the Museum. Service members are invited to ask questions, make comments and share stories.

Photos: Erika Kapin; Intrepid Museum

On Memorial Day 2018, the Museum continued its tradition of laying four wreaths on the Hudson River—for U.S. military lost in current and previous conflicts, for military of allied nations, and for former crew members of the Intrepid. ❙ Museum programs for veterans and military families are made possible in part by Craig Newmark Philanthropies. (Top to bottom): Former crew members during Fleet Week; Memorial Day ceremony; Intrepid After Hours. INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM 23

RESTORING AIRCRAFT TO FORMER GLORY An inside look at what it takes to maintain aircraft on the flight deck of Intrepid .


uilt at the end of World War II, the XBT2D-1 Dauntless II is one of the Museum’s most historic aircraft. It was the first single-seat torpedo/dive bomber to serve with the Navy. It was later redesignated as the AD-1 Skyraider and provided close air support for ground troops during the Korean War and Vietnam War. Its brave pilots included a young lieutenant named John McCain, who flew missions off the Intrepid ’s flight deck. The Skyraider’s history has long been intertwined with Intrepid, which was never lost on Peter Toracca, manager of aircraft restoration. It’s always been Toracca’s favorite aircraft, and he was beyond thrilled when the Museum

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Yet restoration and preservation of aircraft like the Skyraider—as well as the Intrepid Museum’s collection of 28 airplanes—present a tremendous challenge. Age and the harsh Northeast weather caused deterioration on the Skyraider, the oldest of this particular model in existence. It seemed appropriate that Toracca’s passion plane became the baptismal project of the new Aircraft Restoration Hangar. All the while, Toracca oversaw a myriad of other restoration efforts. He worked closely with volunteer technicians,

The Museum applies a range of techniques that have steadily evolved through the years. Each project is unique, but all involve meticulous study—including precision craftsmanship in sheet metal and painting—to maintain an unwavering concentration on its original history. Recently, Toracca’s staff and volunteers have begun working hand-in-hand with the Museum’s Education Department in providing restoration demonstrations and workshops. The participation numbers keep growing, including groups of children and adults with disabilities. “Being able to share what we do, and engaging them with the materials and skills we use, is very rewarding,” said Toracca. ❙ Restoration of the Skyraider aircraft was made possible in part by Travis Patton and Jeff Seese.

Photo: Connor Lynch

Skyraider during restoration

acquired it in 2014. Spearheading its restoration over the last two years, he said, has been “the highlight of my life.”

who’ve contributed thousands of hours in helping preserve and provide upkeep for the entire aircraft collection.

Photos: Erika Kapin; Intrepid Museum


(Top to bottom): Restoration Team working with kids in the All Access Maker Camp; Aircraft restoration work logbook; Vice President of Institutional Advancement Alexis Marion, Manager of Aircraft Restoration Peter Toracca, and Dina Ingersoll, Restoration Specialist; Another restoration, the Grumman F-11A Tiger




Artifacts donated by former crew members and their families give the Museum’s curators invaluable insight. Here are some from our collection: Arthur Gardner joined Intrepid ’s crew shortly after the ship was commissioned in 1943. According to his daughter, Gardner and his buddies got their ears pierced with four-leaf clover earrings for good luck. Gift of the family of Arthur E. Gardner. 2018.01.01

Colorful certificates marked milestones in a naval ship’s travels. This Realm of the South Wind certificate commemorated Intrepid’s journey around the southern tip of Africa on December 15, 1967. Gift of the family of Ronald Wishman. A2018.32

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Agustin Ramos served on board Intrepid in the 1960s. He wore this patch, known as a liberty cuff, hidden on the inside of his jumper cuffs. The Puerto Rican flag celebrates his heritage. Gift of Austin Ramos, Jr. 2018.81.02

This is a fragment from a Regulus I missile, the type launched by the submarine Growler. The missile crashed during a test launch in 1960, and Thomas Barnett saved this scrap of metal as a souvenir. Gift of Thomas Barnett. 2018.7

World War II crew member Harold Paff reportedly fashioned this ring from a bullet. Gift of niece Donna Aspy and his daughter Drinda Vinson. 2018.89

Commanding officers send familygrams to the parents and spouses of crew members to keep them informed of ship activities. Here, Capt. Joseph Smith describes Intrepid ’s role as a recovery ship for NASA’s upcoming Gemini 3 mission. Gift of Donald M. Pugh, 1CC USN Retired. A2018.92

This frame is an example of trench art— objects made from war debris, like shell casings. World War II crew member Edward Wynne kept it as a memento of his Intrepid service. The woman pictured is his aunt. Gift of Sherri Means, daughter of E. George Wynn. 2018.26.01



ONE FOR HISTORY A day for unique celebration of empowerment and wonder.

Defying Gravity: Women in Space mixed reality experience


useum Day is an annual event sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, which this past year offered free entry to 1,500 museums and cultural institutions across the country.

experience featuring Jemison, whose hologram appeared beneath the space shuttle Enterprise.

At the Intrepid Museum last September it was something else. Some 12,369 visitors—one of the highest attendance marks in the institution’s 36-year history, plus third-best nationwide and most overall in New York State for Museum Day—experienced a unique celebration of empowerment and wonder, highlighted by a life-size hologram and talk by Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in space.

Visitors “met” the former NASA astronaut in Defying Gravity: Women in Space powered by Microsoft, a new installation designed for the Museum. The experience, which has a 12-month run, has Jemison movingly taking guests through women’s contributions to space exploration— including NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose story was made famous in Hidden Figures, Peggy Whitson, who spent more time in space than any woman, and the Mercury 13, a group of experienced pilots who were set to become the female counterparts to the legendary Mercury 7.

Coinciding with the Museum Day theme Women Making History, Intrepid debuted a remarkable mixed-reality

Through the HoloLens headset, visitors also explored the inside of a space shuttle, watched an astronaut take a

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Dr. Mae Jemison and Mike Massimino


spacewalk and peeked inside the window of a Project Mercury space capsule. Over 100 cameras captured Dr. Jemison from every angle, as she also spoke of her own trailblazing journey in 1992, when she spent more than a week orbiting Earth in the space shuttle Endeavour. “This experience of hearing about the women who helped make the shuttle program and space exploration possible—I hope (it helps) that story stick,” said Dr. Jemison. “Because inclusion isn’t a nicety. It’s a necessity. We need to use every perspective, and all the talent we have—it’s incumbent on us.” Fittingly, Defying Gravity was launched during the Museum’s fourday, family-friendly Space and Science Festival (Sept. 20-23), which featured a constellation of space and STEM activities, including the opportunity for kids to make their own robots with the Brooklyn Robot Foundry. Museum Day also included a talk and Q&A with NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, who spent a total of 322 days in space, culminated by an evening screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. ❙

Astronaut Sunita Williams

Dr. Roscoe Brown, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, and member Paul Kretschmann

MEMBER HIGHLIGHT: Paul Kretschmann Forty years ago, Paul Kretschmann came across an advertisement in the New York Times asking for a mere $15 donation to help save a former aircraft carrier from wasting away in a scrap yard. As someone who has had a deep fascination with ships and planes for as long as he can remember, Paul contributed without hesitation. Now retired living in Connecticut with his wife Diane, Paul spent his career working in Midtown and has been a member of the Museum since its earliest days. He spent many afternoons visiting the Museum during his lunch breaks. His intrigue with aviation goes back just as far. “I even have a couple of CDs of airplane noises, I don’t play them, my wife doesn’t like them, but I have them!” he said. He prefers sophisticated propeller airplanes of the 40’s. After witnessing the evolution of aircraft and continuous improvements, he believes the most important addition to the Museum is the Restoration Hangar. “It is fascinating to see what’s going on and an important element in the whole scheme of the Museum,” he said. During a misty evening in 2004, Paul gathered with Intrepid Museum members to watch two queens voyage down the Hudson River – Queen Mary 2, on her maiden voyage to the US, accompanied by Queen Elizabeth 2, on her last. In 2010, Paul attended a talk featuring Dr. Roscoe Brown, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, and was thrilled when Dr. Brown chose him to assist in a demonstration of how he shot down a fighter jet from a lesser equipped plane. When the Enterprise Space Shuttle came up the river on a barge in 2012, Paul witnessed its arrival as it rose onto the flight deck by cranes to the soundtrack of a live high school band. “Those experiences happen once in a lifetime," he said.

Photos: Erika Kapin

Paul seems to have done it all yet continues to discover new things on each visit to the Museum. Recently, he took part in a member preview of Below Deck & Behind the Scenes: The Intrepid Hard Hat Experience, voyaging into parts of the ship virtually untouched since the days of WWII. While Paul has visited the Museum for decades, there is still one space that he needs to explore. “I still haven’t been on the Growler, I’m saving it,” he said. INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM 29



What would you take if you were going on a space voyage? Find out what these astronauts took with them.


uring the summer of 1969, Michael Massimino was a seven-year-old Long Island kid enraptured by the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. He played spaceman in his backyard with a Snoopy doll, dreaming one day he’d be flying in space. Growing out of his wonder years, Massimino proved he had the right stuff. He become a celebrated NASA astronaut, a veteran of two space flights including the mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, and even became the first man to tweet in space. When it came time to go into orbit, Massimino, currently the Museum’s senior advisor for space programs, had the choice of taking a unique personal item with him. He took his old Snoopy doll, his long-ago co-pilot and reminder of his boyhood aspirations. Seriously, what would you take if you were going on a space voyage? The

Museum’s Personal Space exhibit— launched in September during the Space and Science Festival—asked visitors to consider that question. Eleven astronauts and their favorite belongings—including Massimino and his toy beagle—were showcased in the exhibit. The displayed items were as interesting as the space explorers themselves, offering a glimpse into their inspirations and motivations. REMEBERING RAMON

Among the astronauts featured were Charles F. Bolden Jr., (cassette tape of jazz and gospel), who piloted space shuttles on four missions, Dr. Ellen Baker (cutout paper dolls), who completed three spaceflights, and Scott D. Altman (grandfather’s pocket watch), who spent 40 days in space.

Boehm, curator of aviation and aircraft restoration. “It was different for every astronaut and that is what makes it so interesting.” For Massimino, Personal Space also stirred remembrance of a different personal connection. When he boarded the space shuttle Atlantis in 2009, Massimino brought with him a mezuzah to honor his friend Ilan Ramon, Israel’s first astronaut and a national hero who perished in the Columbia shuttle accident in 2003. The mezuzah—a Jewish ornament usually affixed to doorposts—had been given to Massimino by Ramon’s widow Rona. Rona Ramon was a treasured friend of Massimino and the Museum, which in 2014-15 partnered with her foundation to create the first-ever Intrepid International Space Station Challenge for NYC public middle school students. The Museum mourned Rona Ramon‘s passing at 54 years old, last December. ❙

“What struck me is that each of the astronauts had a different reason for bringing what they did,” said Eric

(L to R): Former astronaut Mike Massimino; Scott D. Altman’s pocket watch.

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Photo: Erika Kapin


ACCESSIBLE TO ALL The Museum is at the forefront of identifying and dissolving barriers among cultural organizations in NYC. LEARN MORE ABOUT INTREPID' S ACCESS PROGRAMS

Museum educator at the My Museum program


ew York City, home of the Intrepid Museum for 37 years, is a rich tapestry of some of the world’s top museums and cultural institutions, each providing engaging visitor experience. The Museum is taking a leadership role in understanding and changing this reality. The My Museum Initiative— launched in late 2018 as an outgrowth of its five-year-old partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)—is digging deep with city advocacy and community groups to understand more about nonmuseum users perspectives, and create meaningful Intrepid experiences for them, on and off-site.

Photo: Erica Maganti

My Museum Initiative is building on the Intrepid’s popular outreach programs at city public housing sites, as well as on-site Museum tours arranged especially for their residents. Unfortunately, research indicates that the majority of NYCHA residents are not likely to visit the Museum or other cultural organizations on their own. Under My Museum, and with guidance from a team of community-based advisors inclusive of representatives from Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), NYCHA, cultural organizations and Council member Alicka Ampry-Samuel, who is

also the Committee Public Housing Chair, the project team is identifying and dissolving barriers. And, resident feedback and insights are collected via focus groups, town halls and pilot programming. With our community, we are paving the way for free structured Intrepid experiences and inventive approaches for future sustained community engagement. “Hearing their input, having their voices heard, I as a museum educator have learned so much from their perspectives,” said Frantz Lucien Jr., manager of interactive experience and family engagement. The My Museum Initiative is currently collaborating with five NYCHA communities—Dyckman Houses (Inwood), Marble Hill Community Center (Bronx), Stanley Isaac Houses (Yorkville), Richmond Terrace Houses (Staten Island) and Woodside Houses (Astoria). Through this project, the Intrepid Museum intends to develop a set of adaptable models to be shared with other cultural organizations across New York City and beyond. ❙

My Museum Initiative is supported in part by the Booth Ferris Foundation.


Photos: Reist Photography; Christine Butler; Erika Kapin; Eric Vitale; Intrepid Museum.

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night the Museum serves its community “ Daybothandnear and far with compelling programs.

FIRST ROW (left to right): Summer Movie Night on the flight deck; NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finklepearl with Museum President Susan Marenoff-Zausner at the Donor Symposium; Crossing the Line players; Astronomy Night stargazers on the flight deck. MIDDLE ROW (left to right): Members Night science demo; Public Service Broadcasting performance under the Space Shuttle Enterprise; Fleet Week crowds enjoy displays and activities on Pier 86; Intrepid Museum Co-Chairman Ken Fisher partakes in an AR/VR expereince in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. BOTTOM ROW (left to right): USS Growler ’s 60th Commissioning Anniversary party and preview of A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War exhibit with USS Growler former crew member Calvin Underwood, Trustee Emeritus of Intrepid Museum and Co-founder of the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Museum Richard Torykian, Museum President Susan Marenoff-Zausner, Office of Museum Services, Institute of Museum of Library Services Deputy Director, Paula Gangopadhyay, and Intrepid Co-Chair Bruce Mosler; Jerome Robbins: From Street to Stage performance on the flight deck; Space and Science Festival; Museum members tour the Growler on Member’s Night.



Science demo for Museum guests


espite an increased focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming directed at girls, as a nation we are failing to impact the number of women entering corresponding fields. With American students significantly lagging behind those in other nations in these disciplines, and teachers focused on adhering to mandated curriculum, immediately addressing the STEM gender gap has taken on greater urgency.

technology professionals will experience the highestgrowth in job numbers between now and 2030. However, according to a study commissioned by Microsoft, and confirmed by similar research, “only a fraction of girls and women are likely to pursue STEM degrees and careers. Failing to bring the minds and perspectives of half the population to STEM and computer science fields stifles innovation and makes it less likely that we can solve today’s social challenges at scale.”

“As a woman and the president of an institution with nationally recognized STEM and leadership programs that serve more than 40,000 students and teachers each year, this is an issue that is near and dear to my heart,” says Museum President Susan Marenoff-Zausner.

And the National Science Foundation (NSF) confirms that despite the increase of special programs available to engage girls in STEM beginning at young ages, the number of women in STEM fields has remained static.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that

Why? To address this critical question that has severe social

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and economic implications, the Intrepid Museum, in collaboration with the Education Development Center and the National Girls Collaborative Project, will study the issue. Together, these organizations have been awarded $250,000 in NSF funding through the Advancing Informal Science Learning program to develop an approach for determining the long-term impact of STEM programs for girls. Through this project, there will be a convening of representatives from cultural institutions (museums, science centers, zoos, botanical gardens and aquariums) from across the country that provide STEM programming aimed at increasing the participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. WHY NOT STEM?

The purpose of these meetings is to engage stakeholders from these organizations in developing a collaborative action agenda to better understand the mid- and long-term impact of informal STEM programs for girls. The

action agenda will then be used to do research into finding a successful model and ultimately determine where the drop off is between youth programs and a career in STEM; why girls are choosing other fields over STEM; and what can be done to fix the problem. The Museum offers an active learning experience beyond anything possible in the classroom to make STEM education fun, inclusive and accessible for all. And we know it works. Girls who have come through the Museum’s programs are now pursuing degrees in fields such as mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and computer science at renowned institutions like MIT, Cornell and the University of Virginia. “I believe it is the responsibility of cultural institutions to take a leadership position, use the assets at our respective disposal and create new assets, to help close the gap, ensuring women are equally represented in STEM careers, for the sake of their future and ours,” added Marenoff-Zausner. ❙

Photos: Christine Butler; Karen Obrist.

Museum guest engages in a STEM activity

Jim Eng (right) with family and friends.

DONOR HIGHLIGHT: James Eng Jim Eng is a human and systems engineer at Northrop Grumman and played a pivotal role in the design of the F-14 Tomcat’s cockpit. When he was driving up the West Side Highway, he couldn’t help but notice the tail of the iconic Tomcat poking up from the top of Intrepid’s flight deck. He knew then that he had to get involved with the Museum. Jim has been volunteering with the Museum since 2012 and began supporting the Museum a few months into his tenure. One of his earliest gifts was in recognition of Ben St. John, a WWII Intrepid Aviator he met while researching aircraft in the Museum’s collection at the Grumman History Center. Jim believes that “he enriched my life as much as I enriched his.” He and Ben formed a close bond and Jim even accompanied him on an Honor Flight to visit WWII monuments in Washington, DC. In 2013, Jim made a gift to the Museum to dedicate a Seat of Honor for Ben in recognition for all that he did in service to our nation. Another cause close to Jim’s heart is supporting students considering a path in STEM fields. In 2016, Jim made a ten-year pledge that supports a college application reimbursement fund for students who have completed the Museum’s GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls program or Youth Leadership Program. “My parents worked in a laundry and worked hard. I was lucky enough to get a partial scholarship to help me get through college and earn a degree. With that degree, I got a good job and I want to help others that maybe haven’t been so lucky just yet,” he said. In the years since he began volunteering with the Museum, he’s completed approximately 1,200 volunteer hours. When asked about why he gives so much to the Museum, he humbly said, “I’m a giver. It’s what I do.” INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM 35

CONDENSED SUMMARY OF CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES These statements are summarized and excerpted from the audited financial statements. A complete set of audited financial statements is available at


FY 2018

Admissions and memberships $18,873,039 Contributions and grants $4,223,914 Sponsor income 448,499 Special event revenue (net of costs of direct benefits) 1,626,301 Rental income, net 3,126,387 Auxiliary activities 4,513,713 Investment return designated for operations 763,734 TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE AND SUPPORT $33,575,587


Education Exhibits and visitor services Public programs Other mission-related program support TOTAL PROGRAM EXPENSES


$5,838,055 18,148,322 2,398,887 98,072 $26,483,336

General and administrative $2,785,479 Fundraising 1,656,285 TOTAL SUPPORTING EXPENSES 4,441,764 TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES 30,925,100 TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE AND SUPPORT IN EXCESS OF TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES 2,650,487 NON-OPERATING REVENUE, EXPENSES AND OTHER SUPPORT Contributions and capital grants 271,311 Capital depreciation and amortization expense (5,020,948) Insurance from casualty loss 134,536 Hidden Figures panelproceeds discussion. Investment return net of spend rate (2,825,099) TOTAL NON-OPERATING REVENUE AND OTHER EXPENSES $(7,440,200) CHANGE IN NET ASSETS $(4,789,713)

CONDENSED SUMMARY OF CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS These statements are summarized and excerpted from the audited financial statements. A complete set of audited financial statements is available at


Beginning of year END OF YEAR

$77,728,274 $72,938,561


These statements are summarized and excerpted from the audited financial statements. A complete set of audited financial statements is available at


Cash and cash equivalents Pledges receivables, net Grants and other receivable Prepaid expenses and other assets Investments in marketable securities, at fair value Fixed assets, net TOTAL ASSETS


$13,099,379 1,428,745 2,340,852 189,294 26,709,942 50,876,369 $94,644,581

Accounts payable and other liabilities $8,241,728 Deferred revenue 3,813,222 Capitalized lease obligation 926,865 Notes payable - lines of credit 3,725,000 Loan payable 6,421,667 TOTAL LIABILITIES $23,128,482


Without donor restrictions $43,773,349 With donor restrictions 6,751,692 Time restricted for future periods 5,501,667 Purpose restrictions 1,250,025 Permanently restricted 22,413,520 TOTAL NET ASSETS $72,938,561 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS



The Museum’s Board of Trustees adopted a change in its financial reporting cycle from the April 30 fiscal year end to a calendar year effective May 1, 2017. Accordingly, the prior period financial statements were reported for the eight-month stub period (May 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017). The financial statements reported herein are for the twelve months beginning January 1, 2018 ending December 31, 2018. Financial statements reported hereafter will be on a calendar year basis.


The Intrepid Museum thanks the following donors who made a gift of $250 or more between January 1 and December 31, 2018. While space limitations do not permit listing gifts of less than this amount, the Museum extends its sincere thanks to all donors.


J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation

L&L Holding Company, LLC


The Jerome Robbins Foundation

M&T Bank

Fisher Brothers Foundation

The Joseph Leroy and Ann C. Warner

May and Samuel Rudin Family

Fund, Inc.

Foundation, Inc.



Bruce and Wendy Mosler

AM General LLC

Mark Lapidus

Bill and Marguerite Nelson

Chase Private Client

Motorola Solutions Foundation

New York Cruise Lines

Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust

Ogilvy & Mather

Dr. Gregory H. Olsen

Kathleen O’Hare



Plaza Construction Corporation

Rael Automatic Sprinkler

Arconic Foundation

RXR Realty

Company, Inc.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Starwood Capital Group LLC

Rubenstein Associates, Inc.

Booth Ferris Foundation

The Velaj Foundation

Schindler Elevator Corporation

Consolidated Edison Company

Pamela Sloan and Stephen May

of New York


Time Warner Inc.

Charles and Nathalie de Gunzburg

American Express

UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Martin L. Edelman

The Barker Welfare Foundation

Viacom International, Inc.

Stanley and Karen Hubbard

Beacon Capital Partners

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Nederlander Theatrical Corporation

Berdon LLP

Craig Newmark and Eileen Whelpley

BNY Mellon


Charles E. Phillips, Jr.

CBRE, Inc.


The Pinkerton Foundation


Adco Electrical Corporation

RTS Family Foundation

Compass Group

Anchor Breaking & Cutting Co., Inc.

Tom and Cindy Secunda

DB Collaborative


Seven Valleys LLC

Disabled American Veterans


Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Silverstein

Eventstar Structures

Bay Crane Services, Inc.

Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

Gerry A. Byrne


Flight Avionics of North America, Inc.

Cathay Bank Foundation

The Ambrose Monell Foundation

Fund for Shared Insight

Charina Foundation, Inc.

The Bovin Family Foundation

GFP Real Estate

Robert Citrangola, Jr.

Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund

Mark Glasser

Davidoff Hutcher & Citron


Goldman Sachs & Co.

Virginia L. Davies and Willard B. Taylor

The Corcoran Group

Haynes and Boone, LLP

E & M Ice Cream

Cushman & Wakefield

Horizons Energy Management

Ess+Vee Acoustical Contractors, Inc.

Margaret F. Donovan

Inland Printing Company, Inc.

Candia Fisher

The FAR Fund

International Society of Transport

Fresh Meadow Chiller Services, LLC

First Data

Aircraft Trading

Gwen Fisher

James E. Fitzgerald, Inc.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Huntington Ingalls Industries

JC Elite Construction Services, LLC

James and Robin Herrnstein

International Integrated Solutions

Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.


John and Kathleen McAvoy

Issam Darwish

Robert C. Kryter and Mary B. Strickland

Metro Valve & Actuation

The David Berg Foundation

Erick Kwiecien

Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.

Diaz Architect & Associates PC


Moses & Singer LLP

Christy Dixon

Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch Family

NYC & Company

Donnelly Mechanical


O’Connor Davies, LLP

Laurel DuBois Powell

Long Island Louver & Damper Co., Inc.

Jeff Pratt

Sara and Michael Elkin

Rachel Maddow and Susan Mikula

Sanford Schlesinger and Lianne Lazetera

Energy Control Service

Erica B. Maganti

Shearman & Sterling LLP

James Eng

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

SHoP Architects PC

Anne Evans

William Marden & Anne Tarbell

Silverstein Properties, Inc.

John Eydenberg

Margaret Neubart Foundation Trust

Society for Science & the Public

Susan and John N. Faigle

C. Adrian and Lydia Marshall

Allen L. Stevens

Barbara Ferguson

William and Kelly Massey

Upgrade Services

Firecom, Inc.

Milo Kleinberg Design Associates

USS Growler SSG577 Association

First Nationwide Title

Georgette Mosbacher

John Fitzgerald

Nelson Murray


Florence & Robert A. Rosen Family Foundation

Gabriela and Timothy L. Neufeld

Alexander Wolf & Son

Candace Forsyth

William and Mary Catherine Nicholson

Edmund and Candida Aversanti

Frank J. Antun Foundation

Anthony and Joan Nickert

B&B Contracting Group LLC

Gamco Investors Inc.

NTT Industries, Inc.

Patricia and David R. Baker

Gensler Architecture Design & Planning

Tom O’Brien

Gail and Robert D. Bakst

Catherine Goins

Orca Mechanical, Inc.

Teresa Balwinski-Smith

Goldman Copeland Associates, P.C.

Paladino Construction Enterprises Inc

Bank of America

GoldmanHarris LLC

Terence A. Palmaffy and Melanie Warycha

Michael D. Barry

Robert B. Goodman, PE

Francis C. Parson, Jr.

Thomas Barry

Brett and Kristin Gover

Travis Patton and Jeff Seese

Patricia Beene-Colasanti and Anthony Colasanti

Eleanor E. Grumman

Kathleen A. Peterson

Michelle Haley

Philip Kaplan Glass Works LLC

Jeanne Behrndt

John and Mary Hallahan

Benjamin Pitts

Roberta S. Billman, RN

Commander Charles L. Hamel USN (Ret.)

Plan A Advisors

Carol and Robert A. Black, Jr.

Peter Hein and Anne Farley

Platinum Inc.

Bluecross Blueshield Of South Carolina

Hub International

Podell, Schwartz, Schechter & Banfield, LLP

Kathleen and Jimmy Carter

HVAC, Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Prince

John A. Catsimatidis

Camille Irvin

Pritzker Military Foundation

City Pass

Island Management LLC

Ramsey Alfa Romeo Fiat

Diane M. Coffey

Philip T. Johnson

Redwood Investments, LLC

Collado Engineering

Joseph Neto & Associates

Sharon K. Renz

Consolidated Technologies Inc.

JP Morgan Chase

Rhodes Associates Executive Search, Inc.

David R. Corbett

Walter and Judith Karver

Rizzo Group

The Cowles Charitable Trust

Howard and Patricia Katz

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Keyport Yacht Club

Daniel Rosenfield

Charles T. Crawford

Virginia and Art King

Michael Rudin

Cross-Fire & Security Co., Inc.


SAG Engineering & Consulting, PC

Capt. James L. Crum

George T. Koudelka III

SageView Advisory Group

Gerard J. Cunningham

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

SBA Plumbing Corp.

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Larry H. Schatz, Esq.

Robert Groban, Jr.

David and Kathryn Schmidt

Joseph and George Haggar

Brian and Catherine Schwartz

Patrick R. Haley

Marie Serio

Thomas and Margaret Hayward

Coren and William Sharpl

Austin and Gabriela Hearst

Ann M. Sheedy

Gillian Hearst

Donald and Diane Sherman

Howard Hersch

H.C. Bowen Smith

Mark Hurff

Bart Spiegel

Christina and John M. Hurley

Scott L. Stackman


Beatrice Stryker

Margaret Jones

Dale Thompson

Jason Kaufman

Titanium Scaffold Services

Lynda Kennedy, Ph.D.

Peter Trevisani

Edward Kulic

Tri-Star Construction, Inc.

Chester and Yosonda Laws

Anthony Trivedi

Richard Locke

Trivetti Associates, LLC

Gerald and Selma Lotenberg

Calvin Underwood

Paul A. Love

USO of Metropolitan New York

Kenneth A. Marshall, M.D.

USS Intrepid Association, Inc.

Judith and William S. Marth

Verus Construction

Glenn and Aline Martin

Wallace Family Fund

Michael and Lynnette Martini

Walter & Samuels, Inc.

MB Food Processing, Inc.


Metro Sound Pros

Edna Wells Handy

Patrick P. Ng

Paul Wexler

PAR Plumbing Co., Inc.

Willis Towers Watson

Richard G. Perry

Melissa Wilson

William H. Poarch and Elizabeth Grizzard

Ronald and Judith Wishman

Elaine and Perry Poulos Mark and Valerie Principi


Cristine and Cholelle Reeves

Michael S. Abiuso

Ronald Rodriguez and


Gina Pacheco

Michael R. Aulicino

The Rogosin Institute

Christopher and Patricia Bedell

Cye and Rona Ross

Michael Beneville

Leslie and Teresa Scott

Col. Charles R. Blaich USMC (Ret.)

James J. Siegler

Ranji Cheema

Donna P. Snyder

Jennifer Coutts Clay

Béla and Alice Szigethy

Cobham Political Action Committee

Lilith Terry

CTM Media Group, Inc.

Paul Thomarios

Thomas E. Davis

Stephen Ucko

Bernard and Phyllis Feinberg

Vidaris, Inc.

Yoseph Feit and Edith Gross

John A. Vuyosevich

Jeanne Donovan Fisher

Kathleen and Robert M. Whelan, Jr.

INTERN HIGHLIGHT: Kelly Lu In 2018, the Museum once again partnered with PENCIL, a nonprofit that provides career and college readiness programming for New York City’s public school students through partnerships and internships, and is guided by a belief in their infinite potential. Through the partnership, the Museum hired Kelly Lu as an intern in its IT department. In her IT role, Kelly was instrumental in helping with a variety of critical assignments such as software media organization, tracking of equipment throughout the ship, user computer PC upgrades, and in the implementation of software updates. Kelly also helped with running new data cable and was responsible for the documentation of the network systems as well as other important information. “This allowed me to learn more about the interconnections that allow a business and its customers to connect whether that be via phone or internet,” Kelly said. Additionally, Kelly was able to shadow some of her colleagues who were responsible for audio, cabling and the ticketing system. “The internship at the Intrepid Museum was interesting and rewarding because I got the opportunity to engage in a working IT environment and learn about everyone else’s job,” she added. “But my favorite part was the people. My workmates were wonderful to be around and I had a great time learning from them.”


$250–$499 Nicholas Alexiou

Catherine Godbille-Koechlin and Nicolas Koechlin

Anil and Sunitha Aluri

Jack E. Graver


John Greenstein and Rebecca Rubel


Larry Guadagno Anchor Contractors

Joseph J. Artusa

Nicole and Yosi Hechter

Asaf Bar-Lev

Terrance and Martha Holliday

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Aaron M. Holmes

Bevilacque Group

Helen and James R. Hotz

Farley and John V. Bills

Antoon Huylebroeck and Lucy Santana

STAFF HIGHLIGHT: Anthony Fernandez

Noble Black

Stew Jackson

Joseph Blady and Frances McGrogan

Amanda M. Jacquin

Anthony Fernandez knows every nook and cranny of Intrepid. As the Museum’s director of maintenance, he oversees the entire maintenance department and runs the day-to-day operations that allow the rest of the Museum to run smoothly. He and his staff have weathered everything from blizzards to hurricanes in order to ensure the comfort and safety of Museum staff and visitors. He describes his staff as the “make-it-happen” people. And Anthony certainly lives up to that description.

Ann and Alan F. Blanchard

Elissa and William Johnson

Joanna Bluestone

Nicholas Kamillatos and Sharon

John C. Bravman and Wendelin Wright


Cathy and Francis Burzik

Humphrey Kiara and Inosi Nyatta

Manny Cancel

Doug and Wendy Kreeger

Linda M. Clark

Darlene Lawley

Patti Clement

Susan and David Lazarus

Daniel and Amy Cohen

Bennett Lindenbaum

Janice and Michael E. Collins

Dina and Leonard Lowy

John M. Connolly, Esq.

Brian A. Maloney

Ben and Betsy Couch Matthew Cox

Susan Marenoff-Zausner and Daniel Zausner

He next was offered a position on the maintenance team—first temporary work, then a full time position. He went to college in the evenings. He started a family. With hard work and his unmistakable leadership skills, he climbed the professional ranks. Eventually, he was hired to lead his department. “Almost every accomplishment in my adult life has, in some form, been because of my association with the Intrepid Museum,” Anthony says.

Darshana Dadhania

Steven A. Margenau

Laura and John H. De Boisblanc

Matthew McCahill and Jacqueline Emery

Elizabeth L. DelliBovi

Helen McLaughlin and Tom Buhlinger

Christine Denham and Robert Stein

MediaMax Network

Alan and Paul DeRosa

Jonathan Michaeli

James A. Dicus, Jr.

Jeremy Moss

Anthony S. DiProperzio, AIA

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Vanessa Dong and Louis Monaco

Paul V. Palazzo

Anthony’s unique journey has inspired him to further the Museum’s mission through his approach to managing his staffers. Many of them start as young as 18 years old, and Anthony is able to use his personal experience to develop and motivate them to reach their goals. He has made one hundred percent of his promotional hires from within, providing his staff with countless opportunities for advancement during his tenure as director.

Melanie Dybzinski and Henry Taibo

Carlos and Kevin Palma

Karen and Ralph E. Eberhart

John and Linda Parker

Howard S. Edelstein

Haden A. Patten

Denise and Arthur H. Flynn, Jr.

David Pitluck and Rachel Kort

Thomas D. Forsyth

Christina and Dennis Poulos

Betina and Luiz Fracao

Reliable Power Alternatives Corp.

Mark and Stephanie Frank

Paul Robeson

Maria T. Galeno

Robert and Shannon Roby

Commander Alana Garas, USN

Michael and Elizabeth Rodriguez

Elizabeth W. Garry

Michael M. Rosen

Stuart and Ellen Gelband

Seth Rosner

Nicola S. Gigliotti

Capt. Frank R. Russo USN (Ret.)

He started as a hot dog vendor on Pier 86 at the age of 18, and quickly secured a position at the Museum’s gift shop. It was there that Anthony first met his wife, who was visiting the Museum with friends.

Anthony’s work touches every corner of the Museum, and the entire organization relies on his expertise. Each day brings a new challenge that keeps him on his toes, like a big event, an unexpected request or an extreme weather condition. And whatever is needed, he makes it happen. 40 INTREPID 2018

Nilza Santos and Paula Santos-Shevett

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Tom Barnett

Christopher Schaub

Patrick Barrett

Kendra Simes

Francis Bartlett

David C. Strong

Joyce Benedict

John Sullivan, M.D. Peter Turchin

Franklin Boyd Thomas Brennan

Shari and Jonathan Turell

New York City Economic Development Corporation

Mary Lee Turner and Brantley Bradley

Manhattan Borough President

Henry Chevalier

Camilla Uden and Hakan Gustafsson

Council of the City of New York

Sam Cochran

Stephanie and James VanLiere

Mayor of the City of New York

Wayne Cooper

Sergio Villaverde

Cornell University

Art Corbin

Jocelyn and Richard H. Vortmann

Marie Campoli

Frank Costas

Michael and Galen Weiser


Bill Daack

Frederic and Robin Withington

Allied Advertising Limited Partnership

Robert Dennis

John and Milli Zukowsky

Anheuser Busch

Ernest Miller Detrick

B&H Photo

Robert Dunne


Bank of America Corporation

Growler FOB

National Endowment for the Humanities

Blue Marble

Tony Francica

Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages

Maud Gaines-Tarrant

Luna Park

John Galvin

Microsoft Corporation

Gofrido Garcia

Institute of Museum and Library Services


Stu Gelband

National Science Foundation

United Airlines, Inc.

Pam Gibbs

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Wargaming Group Limited

Lawrence Glacy

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Gary Godin

United States Department of the Interior— National Park Service


James Grove

Broadway Party Rentals

Mike Hallahan

C2 Imaging

Lee Heydolph

Catering by Restaurant Associates

Mike Hoppus

Frost Productions

Ray Huber

Hang It Up

Fred Hunter

Infinity Elevator

Mary Huntoon

Inland Printing

Dina Ingersole


Michael Irvin

New York State Dormitory Authority

Simon & Schuster

Elizabeth Kamrar

New York State Empire State Development

Wizard Studios

David Kashian

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Zak Events

Renie Ker

New York State Council on the Arts

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

Jack Gostisha

Laurence Kirchner


David Knowles

Bob Anderson

Erin Lindsay

Donna Aspy

Joseph Lyon

New York State Assembly

James Banas

Katherine Martin-Appleford

New York State Senate

Bill Barden


Frank E. Matthews

Jim VanLiere

John Matthews

Ralph Viggiano

Philip McDonnell

Chris Wehrung

Sherri Means

Robert Wertheimer

Bruce Miller

Vivian Wiegand

Patricia Mirenda

T.Greg Williams

Mississippi Maritime Museum/ Robert Smith

Judith Wishman

Galen “Gene” Mohler

John Wood

Gloria Moreau

William Young

Ronald Musgrave

Ivan Zieg

Janice Naimy & Family

Gary Zwonitzer

Transfer Navy Marian Nelson Joseph Nespor III Dennis O’Brien/Tracey Coleman Shaun O’Shaughnessy Richard Parkinson Robert Paschall Ann Perez-Duthie/Juan Carlos Perez-Duthie Michael Perrett Dick Perry Thomas Pistorino Donald Pugh Mike Quinn Agustin Ramos Katie Reuther Doug Ritchie Rod Robinson Gary Ronken Lou Schnier Barb Semple Bob Semple

Dan Withrow

VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT: Bil Peters Visitors to the submarine Growler are likely to encounter volunteer Bil Peters. The submarine veteran spends four days a week aboard the dieselpowered submarine, sharing stories of ingenuity and sacrifice. Bil served in the Navy from 1970 to 1974. He was an E-4 Torpedoman’s Mate and missile specialist and qualified on USS Sea Leopard (SS 483), USS Ray (SSN-653) and on USS Flasher (SSN 613). The USS Ray was a diesel-powered submarine, like Growler, and when Peters first visited Growler with his children on a field trip, the memories of his own service came flooding back. Soon after, Peters began volunteering with the Museum. Each year, Peters logs more than 1,500 hours aboard Growler, from maintaining the historic interiors to answering visitor questions. Peters has played a vital role in the restoration of Growler, in concert with the Museum’s exhibitions team. He has even repaired features of the submarine that might not necessarily be noticeable to the public, but appreciated by the men who served aboard, like fixing a shelf in the captain’s safe. “Everything I do helps to bring the submarine to life and show the public what life was like aboard this boat,” he says.

Al Shumacher Michael Smith Robert Smith Edward Sorensen Robert Strey Marce Strickland Bill Struthers John Thoen Eileen Thompson John Tintone Michael Vanchiere 42 INTREPID 2018

Peters often consults the men who served aboard Growler on details of its original interior In May 2018, the Growler former crew member association hosted a reunion commemorating its 60th commissioning anniversary during which the crew recognized Peters for all of his work on the submarine with a pair of dolphins from Growler ’s service era. “People who served on submarines shouldn’t so much be honored, but celebrated,” Peters says. Through sharing his personal experiences and stories from Growler ’s time in service with visitors, Peters is doing just that.


The Intrepid Museum thanks our dedicated volunteers between January 1 and December 31, 2018.


Margaret Donovan

Lynda Ivey

David Reitman

Samuel Albrecht*

Mike Dora*

Amanda Jacobson

Aaron Reznick*

Nicholas Alexiou

Richard Edell*

James Jondreau*

Elyse Richardson

Richard Apicella*

Stuart Elefant

Danielle Kaminski

Maria Riofrio

Paul Arellano*

Phil Elsner*

Deborah Kayman

Robert Rose

P.J. Aronica

James Eng

Bernard Kellaway*

Norman Russell*

David Athay*

Arlene Feola*

Henry Klapholz

Genesis Santana

Elbert Austin*

Gerald Feola

Larry Kleinman

Michael Savino*

Robert Bachman*

Lisson Fernandez

George Konow*

Ray Savoie

Redin Barefoot*

Lawrence Finch

Anita Kraus

James Scaglione

Lawrence Bassett*

Wanda Finch

Yau-Hang Lee

Harold Schechter

Joan Bennett

Elizabeth FineSmith

Joe Li

Michael Schleiff

Richard Berliner*

Michael Fink

Joseph Litchauer*

Garret Schneider*

Joanna Bluestone

Thomas Fisher

Richard Lo*

Stephen Schneps

Thorsten Breitner*

Martin Flank*

Gerald Lotenberg*

Hayley Schultz

Karen Brueckner

Samuel Folsom*

Kelleen Magro

Al Schumacher*

Michael Burns*

Anthony Francica*

Enrico Mandragona*

Paula-Jane Seidman

Jonah Burstein

Albert Frater*

Joseph Mansfield

Sheldon Siskin*

John Caccioppoli*

Roy Fredricksen

Paul Messina*

Ross Slavin*

Ron Capotorto*

Dante Fuller

Henry Michaelis*

Joseph Speicher*

Robert Cassara*

Aaron Furman

Patricia Minns

Sami Steigmann*

Tess Caswell

Eric Gans

Carolyn Morris

Karl Steinbrenner*

Henry Cateura

Stuart Gelband*

Stuart Moss*

Stephen Stewart*

Peter Cea

Wassim Gemayel

Robert Mulligan*

Jerry Stone*

Rhoda Chaloff

David Giacomini

Paul Murphy*

Jessica Strongwater

Kenneth Chin*

Katherine Good

Magaly Nematalla

David Sypen*

Andrew Chung

Elizabeth Gorski

Willy Neuweiler*

Emma Tainter

Jacquelyn Coletta

Estelle Gottlieb

Antonio Nibbs*

Melvin Tillman*

Kevin Coll

Jerry Gottlieb*

Thomas O'Connell*

Elizabeth Tom

Noah Coopersmith

Brigitte Gouarin

Maryann O'Keefe

Nancy Toombs

Manuel John Cortez*

Pierre Gouarin

John Olivera*

Luca Treppiedi

Richard Cortez*

Paul Grigonis*

Carlos Opio

Okan Tuncay

Rosario Costanzo*

Natasha Gross

David Parsons

Janet Tyrna

Tom Coulson*

Jeffrey Guttenberger*

Susan Pasquariella

Cassandra Uretz

Alexis Cousins-Culver

Lamiae Hanguir

Matthew Perelli

Basil Vasilkioti

Ralph De Santis Jr.*

Patricia Hansen

Amber Perez

Peter Weiland*

Mary DeMarco

Robert Hartling

John Perry*

Matthew Werner*

Nick DeMasi*

John Heslin*

Richard Perry*

Amy Whelton

Lenny Deutsch*

Shannon Hintze

William Peters*

Ronald Winchester

Susan Diamond

Thomas Hoffman

Robert Pettit*

Burton Dicht*

James Hogg*

Bob Phelan*

Joe DiFilippo*

Bill Humienny*

George Pittel*

Joe DiGarbo*

Madeline Hunter

Donald Pomerantz

Craig Dixon*

Robert Ingersole

Paul Ramirez

*Veteran/Former Crew Member



Senator John McCain will always be inextricably linked to Intrepid. As a naval aviator, he flew missions off the ship beginning in 1960. In 1999, the Museum presented Senator McCain with the Intrepid Freedom Award, which recognizes a distinguished leader who has promoted the values of freedom and democracy. In 2018, the Museum honored his unparalleled legacy of bravery, sacrifice and service with the Intrepid Lifetime Achievement Award. LT




Here at the Intrepid Museum, we will be proud to continue sharing his legacy for years to come.

Photos: 2009 US Congress official portrait; 1960-1961 Intrepid Cruise Book.


KENT KAROSEN The Intrepid Museum family mourns the passing of trustee Kent Karosen, who died on December 6. Among our longest-serving trustees dating back to 1992, Kent worked tirelessly to advance and galvanize support for the Museum, including his instrumental role in the creation of our annual Salute to Freedom gala event. Kent cared deeply for the Museum's mission and for all who served on board Intrepid. He will be deeply missed. LTJG J . H . E M B R Y



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Mr. Thomas F. Secunda Founding Partner, Bloomberg, LP

Alan Barto Jr. Director, Operations


Ms. Frances F. Townsend Executive Vice President, MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.

Cory Cuneo Director, Protective Services

Mr. Bruce Mosler Chairman of Global Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield

Mr. David H. W. Turner Partner & CFO, KPMG LLP

Mr. Kenneth Fisher Senior Partner, Fisher Brothers



Mr. Denis A. Bovin Senior Advisor, Evercore Partners

Susan Marenoff-Zausner President

Charles de Gunzburg Vice Chairman, First Spring Corporation

David Winters Executive Vice President

Mr. Martin L. Edelman Senior of Counsel, Paul Hastings LLP

Patricia Beene Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Mr. Mel Immergut Chairman (Ret.), Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP

Elaine Charnov Senior Vice President, Exhibits, Education and Programs

Mr. Richard Santulli Chairman, Milestone Aviation Group

Marc Lowitz Senior Vice President, Business Development


Matthew Woods Senior Vice President, Facilities, Engineering and Security

Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden, USMC (Ret.) President, The Bolden Consulting Group, LLC Mr. Gerry Byrne Vice Chairman, PMC Mr. Steven Fisher Senior Partner, Fisher Brothers Mr. Winston Fisher Senior Partner, Fisher Brothers Mr. Thomas J. Higgins Chief Administrative Officer, First Data Mr. Stanley S. Hubbard Chairman & CEO, Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc Mr. Mark Lapidus Ms. Pamela Liebman President & CEO, The Corcoran Group Mr. John McAvoy Chairman, President, & CEO, Consolidated Edison Inc. Mr. James L. Nederlander President, The Nederlander Organization Mr. Craig Newmark Craig Newmark Philanthropies Mr. Charles E. Phillips, Jr. CEO, Infor Mr. Joseph J. Plumeri Vice Chairman, First Data

Thomas Coumbe Vice President, Human Resources Vincent Forino Vice President, Information Technology Lynda Kennedy Vice President, Education and Evaluation Alexis Marion Vice President, Institutional Advancement Michael Onysko Vice President, Marketing Brian Walker Vice President, Corporate Communications and External Affairs Lisa Yaconiello Vice President, Venue Sales and Events Sheri Levinsky-Raskin Assistant Vice President, Research and Evaluation Christopher Malanson Assistant Vice President, Exhibition Designs Irene Tsitko Assistant Vice President, Grant Management and Administration Ashley Allen Director, Public Relations

Anthony Fernandez Director, Maintenance Jennifer Fugina Director, Museum Services Francis Graham Director, Special Projects Gerrie Hall Director, School and Teacher Programs Beverly Heimberg Director, Volunteers and Docents Erica Maganti Creative Director, Marketing Liam Marshall Director, Video Production Erin Phillips Director, Grants and Foundation Relations Rosalie Piantosi Director, Benefits and Employee Relations Megan Sanko Director, Membership Laurie Scofield Director, Internal Audits Desiree Siegel Director, Marketing Ellen Silbermann Director, Public Programs Alice Stryker Director, Individual Giving Eric Boehm Curator, Aviation and Aircraft Restoration Jessica Williams Curator, History and Collections



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