Let’s Help the National WWII Museum Launch the Restored PT-305!

March 8th, 2016 by Melissa Verzwyvelt

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Search Influence is very proud to be a supporter of The National WWII Museum and its work to connect today’s generations with the story of World War II. If you have never been to the Museum, we highly encourage you to make plans to spend a few hours touring New Orleans’ #1 tourist destination and what TripAdvisor rated as the third best museum in the nation and 15th best museum in the world.

The exhibits—like the recently opened Richard C. Adkerson & Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries—keep getting better, and it sounds like that will continue right into spring 2017. That’s because, after a decade of restoration work, the Museum is finishing up its most ambitious artifact restoration ever: the US Navy patrol-torpedo boat PT-305. After years as the highlight of the Museum’s restoration pavilion, PT-305 is the world’s only combat-veteran PT boat to be fully restored and fully operational, and it will soon begin a new chapter as an extraordinary new Museum attraction. In a custom-built boathouse on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain, visitors will be able to tour the boat and even take a ride on PT-305—the US Navy’s fastest-model vessel in World War II. How exciting is that? Our team can’t wait until we can ride over the waves at top speed, reliving the rush of wind and adrenaline that navy sailors did when PT boats—the fastest US Navy ships of World War II—first launched.

But first, PT-305 needs our support: to help return the boat to water, the Museum is asking donors across the country to pitch in for PT-305 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter.com. Please visit the website today to learn more about PT-305 and make a donation if you can. If you can’t donate, please help us spread the word about #launch305 as far and wide as you can by sharing http://www.pt305.org with your friends and family. Together, we can help launch PT-305.