Join.

Your membership will help restore and maintain the USS LST 325 so future generations will know of these ships and the men who served on them!

Every member receives:

  • HNSA Reciprocal Museum Free Admission Program membership. 

     Click here  for a list of participating museums.

  • Missouri Historical Society’s Time Travelers Program membership.

  • A discount at the USS LST Memorial Gift Shop

  • A subscription to our newsletter, The Phoenix

  • The opportunity to volunteer to work on the LST-325.

 

USS LST Ship Memorial is pleased to be a part of Missouri Historical Society’s Time Travelers program as well as the HNSA Reciprocal Museum Free Admission Program.

Your USS LST Ship Memorial membership includes another perk. We are members of the HNSA Reciprocal Museum Free Admission Program as well as the Missouri Historical Society’s Time Travelers Program. As with the HNSA Reciprocal Museum Program we now have varying benefits from other members of Time Travel. Benefits vary by institution and it is suggested that you call ahead to insure that they are still Time Traveler members.

 
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Become a Member TODAY
then Volunteer.

Members are also encouraged to take advantage of discounts in the Gift Shop. See the Membership Levels for all applicable discounts. To become a member, simply click one of the links below for a Membership Form.


 

$20 - Seaman/Fireman (1 Year)

Receive the Phoenix and 10% Discount in Ship’s Store.

 

 

$50 - Petty Officer (3 Year)

Receive the Phoenix and 10% Discount in Ship’s Store.

 

 

$100 - Chief 1 Year Membership (1 Year)

Receive the Phoenix, 15% Discount in Ship’s Store, and a lapel pin.

 

 

$250 - Executive Officer (3 Year)

Receive the Phoenix, 15% Discount in Ship’s Store, and a lapel pin.

 

 

$500 - Honorary Captain (Lifetime)

Receive the Phoenix, 15% Discount in Ship’s Store, christening pin, shot glass, and a certificate noting membership level.

 

 

$1000 - Admiral (Lifetime)

Receive the Phoenix, 20% Discount in Ship’s Store, christening pin, coffee mug, and a certificate noting membership level.

 


If you prefer to become a member by mail or email, you may download a membership form and mail it to:

USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc.

840 LST Dr.

Evansville, IN  47713

Or email it to:

325office@lstmemorial.org


You should receive your membership card within 2-3 weeks of applying online. Remember to come in person or call the office for orders to apply your member discount in the Gift Shop!


Volunteer.

You must be a member in order to volunteer.

All we have done, are doing, and will accomplish is not possible without the commitment, time, and skills of our volunteers. As a non-profit organization, volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization.  Since we took possession of our ship and 24 sailors returned her to our shores and our homeport of Evansville, hundreds of volunteers have worked thousands of hours in restoration, maintenance, and sharing the ship’s historic legacy to tourists and school groups while in port and during our annual cruise. There are always volunteer opportunities for our members! Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, make new friends, and take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience aboard a historic vessel.  Our experienced crew is happy to help train new volunteers in areas of interest as opportunities arise.  New volunteers will be assigned to one of the following Departments based on their interests and skill sets:

The Deck Department oversees navigation and locking & docking while the ship is underway, standing watches in the Wheelhouse and taking care of all necessary line and anchor handling.  Deck Department members also undertake restoration and maintenance projects throughout the ship, cargo and crane operations, and radio work.

The Engineering Department is always on the lookout for volunteers with experience in and/or a love for mechanical and electrical engineering, working with diesel engines and generators, metal working, and plumbing/pipe fitting.  While underway, the Engineering Department stands watches in the Engine Room, operates the ballast system as necessary, and handle other tasks when required.    

Those who work in the Galley are some of the most appreciated members of the crew.  Their tireless work preparing meals ensure our crew remains well fed and happy.

During the approximately 11 months that the LST-325 is docked at her home port in Evansville, IN we are always looking for Tour Guides to help educate visitors on the importance and history of LSTs!

Finally, if you are unsure of which Department would be a good fit, or feel you may be lacking in experience, fret not!  The Memorial is always eager to train new volunteers in one or more fields.  Simply sign up as an “Apprentice” on the volunteer application.  The Memorial will reach out to you as opportunities to volunteer and train become available.



Come join our staff and volunteer crews who strive every day to preserve the USS LST 325 and the crews of all LSTS’s legendary naval legacy.  We ask that all our volunteers become members of the USS LST Ship Memorial.

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APPRENTICE

Eager to help but not proficient in any of the tasks listed below? We will contact you with available opportunities.

DECK DEPARTMENT

Anchor Handling
Cargo
and Crane Operations
Cleaning, Chipping,
and Maintenance
Elevator Operations
Line Handling
(including Gypsy Heads and Capstan) Marlinspike Seamanship
Radio
and Electronics
Restoration
and Maintenance
Wheelhouse

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Computers (Hardware, Software, and Networks)
Diesel Engines
Electrical
(DC, AC, and Controls)
Heating, Ventilation,
and Air Conditioning
Plumbing
and Pipe Fitting
Welding, Metal Cutting,
and Machinist

GALLEY

Cooks
Helpers

VOLUNTEER NOW!

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
What departments would you like to volunteer in?
Check all that apply.
Which activities are you interested in?
Check all that apply. DATES AND LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
 
 

If you prefer to volunteer by mail or email, you may download a volunteer form below and mail it to:

USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc.
840 LST Dr.
Evansville, IN  47713

Spring 2017 Damage Control Team

Spring 2017 Damage Control Team

Spring 2017 Deck Crew

Spring 2017 Deck Crew

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2016

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2016

For more information please contact us at 812-435-6118 or by e-mail 325office@lstmemorial.org.