Step back in time and learn the fascinating stories of US Navy Battleships in action during WWII.
The Battleship North Carolina Living History Crew is a group of volunteers whose goal is to support the mission of the Battleship North Carolina Memorial in educating the public about the role of the North Carolina and her crew during World War II. This goal is primarily accomplished through living history activities on the Ship and also by assisting the Memorial’s staff with restoration projects on the ship.
The Battleship has sponsored a Battleship Alive Weekend every year since 1997. Living History attempts to bring historical events, places, and persons "alive" for the public by demonstrating various aspects of the past with real people as opposed to static “museum” displays. In a living history program the public gets a chance to interact with the interpreters rather than be a passive recipient of information via signs and displays behind glass in a museum. In addition to explaining to the public their roles as sailors and their specific job duties aboard the Ship, the LHC also endeavors to give insight into the daily life and routine of the crew aboard the North Carolina.