Author: Houston Maritime

Museum Events

Rum Rhapsody

Did you miss this event? Don’t worry, we’ll have similar events in the future, and here is a recipe to tide you over until then! The Houston Maritime Museum was packed on February 17, 2017, as guests came together to enjoy a “walking tour” on the history and mixing of the favorite drink for sailors…

Maritime History

USS Houston: Ships Named In Honor

In collaboration with the USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association, the Houston Maritime Museum has opened our new exhibit “USS Houston: Ships Named in Honor.” This exhibit not only tells the unique histories of the four ships that have been named USS Houston, but also the heart-wrenching saga of the brave men who fought against all…

Meet the Team

Laurence Shallenberger

Laurence Shallenberger’s life-long interest in the sea, boats and airplanes lead him to the museum. Following military service and a long career with Exxon, Laurence docked at the maritime museum. Since joining the crew nine years ago, Laurence has become one of our most sought after docents. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the maritime stories…

Maritime History

105 Years Ago…

Titanic History The Titanic might be the world’s most famous ship, and has been the subject of countless books, films, and documentaries. The ocean liner reached mythical status stemming from the claims of it being “unsinkable” but following her loss on April 15, 1912, Titanic continues to captivate minds today. Unsolved mysteries have surrounded the…

Meet the Team

Meet our Board Chairman

Robert A. Fry, Jr. Years ago I had the privilege meeting Jim Manzolillo, the founder of the Houston Maritime Museum. I was impressed with his knowledge of the maritime industry and his vision for a museum to tell its story. As of this month, I have the honor of serving as Chairman of the Board…

Meet the Team

Linda Lord

Linda has been a volunteer at Houston Maritime Musem for over two years. During her first visit to Houston Maritime, Linda became interested in ship modeling, and she continues to pursue that hobby today. After a successful career in chemical engineering, Linda became a volunteer at Houston Maritime, where she has primarily been involved with…

Collection Spotlight

Core Samples and Crude Oil

They Come From the Crust The need to find new energy resources has led to pioneering technologies in the oil industry. One of these is the practice of core sampling by the use of a hollow drill that collects cylindrical selections of the Earth’s crust. Today, extracting oil located in the shale and sandstone is…