Mar 18, 2011 12:45 PM by Press Release

Naval Museum Grand Opening

Lake Charles, LA - The USS ORLECK Naval Museum, Inc. (USSONM) announces their Grand Opening ceremonies, scheduled for April 9-10, 2011. The World War II-era destroyer, the USS ORLECK DD886, is currently located at 604 N. Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles, LA, and will be used to serve as a historic museum and veteran's memorial.

ORLECK Grand Opening ceremonies will begin on Saturday, April 9th at 5:00pm with a private open house viewing for media, sponsors, and military and political dignitaries. Official ceremonies begin at 7:00pm and will include a recommissioning of the USS ORLECK as a national naval museum, recognition of the ship's supporters and sponsors, and closing with a demonstration of the ship's military weaponry.

Grand Opening ceremonies will continue on Sunday, April 10th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, and will be open to the public with events geared toward family and children activities. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided for the first 1,000 visitors and all admission passes will be half price. Visitors will be encouraged to purchase annual memberships for free visitation all year around. Visitors will also be briefed about our special event and overnight-stay packages, and receive 25% off reservations if booked the weekend of the ceremonies.

Due to occupancy restrictions, all media that would like to attend the Grand Opening event are asked to contact our office by April 1st, 2011 for reservations. Media representatives that would like to view the ORLECK prior to the event are encouraged to contact our office directly at (337) 433-4083.

For addition information about the USS ORLECK Naval Museum, please view or website at For general visitor and museum information, please contact our office at (337) 433-4083.




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