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SS United States Featured in RMS Queen Mary Historical Exhibition

Cunard's RMS Queen Mary sailed into the Port of Long Beach over fifty years ago; there, he has been successfully developed into a hotel, event space and museum complex. The impressive restoration of the British Queen Mary serves as an inspiring example — reminding us that it is imperative that we save America's own ocean liner, the SS United States, before it is too late!

This winter, QMI Restore the Queen has partnered with Long Beach, California's Shoreline Village for a stunning new exhibition on the great liner and her star contemporaries the RMS Queen Elizabeth and SS United States.

"Queen of the Seas: The RMS Queen Mary Experience" opened on November 9th, and will be on display until January 1st.

"Queen of the Seas: The RMS Queen Mary Experience" at Shoreline Village, Long Beach, CA.

Featuring over 400 items from 1934 to present, including original documents, photographs and memorabilia from these three iconic vessels, the exhibition was originally launched aboard the RMS Queen Mary in December of 2017. DVDs of the award-winning 2008 documentary "SS United States: Lady in Waiting" will be available for sale at the exhibition, and excerpts from the film will also be periodically screened.

This exciting free community exhibition is open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, in addition to Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, January 1st. Please CLICK HERE for a full list of exhibition hours.

Shoreline Village is located at: 401-435 Shoreline Village Drive Long Beach, California 90802

"Queen of the Seas" exhibition photographs courtesy of QMI Restore the Queen's executive director, Mary Rohrer, also of the Conservancy's West Coast Chapter.

With your support, the Conservancy is hard at work building our own permanent collection of SS United States artifacts, artwork and historical documents, ensuring that the unique history of America's Flagship will never be forgotten.

Do you own objects or photographs from America's Flagship? CLICK HERE to find out how you can preserve them with the Conservancy today, or HERE to learn more about our plans for a vibrant future shipboard museum and education center.

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