Bainbridge Museum Association

Bainbridge Museum Association The Bainbridge Museum Association operates the Bainbridge Museum located at 6 S. Main Street in Port Deposit, Maryland. Yearbooks, uniforms, memorabilia!

USNTC Bainbridge Museum Association is proud to honor the veterans and families who served at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center from 1937-1976.

USNTC Bainbridge Museum Association is proud to honor the veterans and families who served at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center from 1937-1976.

Operating as usual

08/22/2021

Bainbridge Day is returning to Port Deposit on Sunday, September 12, 2021 from noon to 5 pm throughout Main Street! The event opens at noon in the Town Square. Look for displays and vendors. The Bainbridge Museum at 6 South Main and the Paw Paw Museum at 98 North Main will be open til 5 pm. Purchase a Walking Tour guide at the Paw Paw and conduct your own tour of Historic Port Deposit. The Nesbitt Hall area at 99 North Main may offer a Flea Market or Artisan Market. The US Navy Brass Quintet will perform a free concert at 2 pm in the Port Deposit Presbyterian Church at 44 South Main Street. Donations gratefully accepted.

Interested vendors can reply to this post. Spaces are $10 each, payable to the Bainbridge Museum Association. Message me any questions. JoAnne Bierly, Secretary

05/08/2021

The N***s considered Virginia Hall the "most dangerous of all Allied spies," yet the incredible feats of the "Limping Lady" are largely unknown today. Determined to help defeat the N***s, Hall became the first female secret agent to operate in France, first for the British and later for the American spy agencies -- and she is now considered one of the greatest spies of WWII. To read the story of how Hall spent years undercover behind enemy lines -- along with her wooden prosthetic leg that she nicknamed Cuthbert -- visit https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=23977

Virginia Hall's extraordinary story is told in the gripping biography for adult readers, "A Woman Of No Importance," which is now available in paperback at https://www.amightygirl.com/a-woman-of-no-importance -- or as an e-book at https://amzn.to/2Rwiji7

There is also a new historical fiction novel for adults based on her WWII experience, "An Invisible Woman" at https://amzn.to/3vmoZRY

To introduce kids to this courageous role model, Virginia Hall's incredible story is told in a new picture book biography "Virginia Was a Spy" for ages 6 to 9 at https://www.amightygirl.com/virginia-was-a-spy

Hall's story is also told in the recent book for tweens and teens, "The Lady Is A Spy" for ages 12 and up at https://www.amightygirl.com/the-lady-is-a-spy

She is also the subject of two more books for adults: "The Wolves At The Door" (https://www.amightygirl.com/wolves-at-the-door) and "Hall of Mirrors" (https://www.amightygirl.com/hall-of-mirrors)

For adults who love to read about heroic women of WWII, you can find more of the best fiction and non-fiction books in our blog post, "Telling Her Story: 30 Books for Adult Readers About Women Heroes of WWII," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=24501

02/10/2021

On this day in 1942, a daughter of German immigrants enlists in the Army Nurse Corps. Aleda Lutz would become one of a handful of World War II nurses qualified to fly aboard troop transport planes.

She is widely believed to be the first American woman lost in combat during the war, yet Lt. Lutz’s legacy endures: She remains one of the most highly decorated women in U.S. military history, with many facilities and military vessels also named in her honor.

Aleda Lutz was born in Michigan in 1915, and she was working as a nurse at a local hospital when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The young nurse was among those who jumped to serve. She volunteered for the Army Nurse Corps and was commissioned a second lieutenant on February 10, 1942.

Lutz served stateside at first, but that wouldn’t last too long. Nurses who could pass the pilot’s physical were encouraged to serve as flight nurses overseas, and Lutz was among only a handful who could pass the test.

By the end of 1942, Lutz found herself promoted to first lieutenant and assigned to the 802nd Medial Air Evacuation Squadron, Army 12th Air Force.

Her life had been turned upside down over the course of a mere 12 months.

Lutz was immediately deployed overseas, and it seems likely that she received her training while on the job in a war zone. Her service would span European, African, and Italian battlefields as she accompanied air combat missions and medical evacuations.

“The missions on which Lieutenant Lutz flew were made in all kinds of weather, and often from fields barely wrested from enemy forces,” one Army publication concluded in 1945. “She had flown into the beachhead at Anzio, Italy, when the enemy was still shelling the Anzio fight strip.”

Lutz’s letters home give further insight into her experiences. She was alternately excited at her new adventures, bored by periods of inactivity, or amused by American soldiers who gave her too much attention. (Many hadn’t seen an American girl in months!) Sometimes, she attended a memorial, and it left her feeling down. Always, she faced challenges from lack of equipment, and she was forced to drum up quick solutions with limited materials aboard aircraft.

Meanwhile, her friends were back at home in the States, getting married and having babies. She wondered “how I will ever fit in the picture if I ever get home, everything seems so changed.”

Unfortunately, she never had the chance to find out. Instead, the brave nurse was killed on November 1, 1944, as she attempted to help evacuate soldiers from Lyon, France, to a hospital in Italy. Her medevac flight crashed into the side of a mountain during poor weather. There were no survivors.

Before her passing, Lutz had served on 196 missions, and she had 814 flight hours under her belt. She’d helped to transport more than 3,500 patients to safety.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Lt. Lutz would become the first Army nurse to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, posthumously. The award cited her “superior professional skill and courage” as well as her “selfless devotion to duty and outstanding proficiency.”

The outstanding courage of the Greatest Generation was demonstrated in so many different ways, wasn’t it? RIP, Lt. Lutz.

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12/15/2020

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12/13/2020
49 days Adrift - USS Kearsarge Saved Soviet Sailors

49 days Adrift - USS Kearsarge Saved Soviet Sailors

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11/11/2020

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To every man, woman, and family who has chosen to fight for our freedom, and those around the country— thank you. We may not know you, but we owe you.
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11/01/2020

Maritime Music Selection 1: Passage by the US NAVY SEA CHANTERS on the American Odyssey Album

World of Warships Selection 1: USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United ...
11/01/2020

World of Warships Selection 1:
USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. She is the fifth ship to carry that name, and the 46th destroyer of a planned 75-ship class. Bainbridge is named in honor of Commodore William Bainbridge, who as commander of the frigate USS Constitution distinguished himself in the War of 1812 when he and his crew captured HMS Java, a 38-gun fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy.

10/29/2020

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USNTC Bainbridge Museum is saddened to hear of the passing of the PDH museum President George Maldeis. It’s board of dir...
10/03/2020

USNTC Bainbridge Museum is saddened to hear of the passing of the PDH museum President George Maldeis. It’s board of directors and faithful patrons extended our deepest condolences to the Maldeis family, our thoughts and prayers are with them during this time. George will be greatly missed by all.

Heaven gained an angel today.

Our President, George Maldeis, passed onto eternal life today.
He was our rock, our energy boost, our leader and our friend. His involvement with the Port Deposit Heritage Corporation over the years has informed and ignited a passion in so many. His dedication to the museum touched hundreds whether it be through his organization of events, overseeing of finances, or even the countless hours spent on the weekends ensuring the artifacts and resources were available to all.

He never let anyone leave without making them smile and feeling good about one's self. His energy was contagious and he never put himself above others. The power he had to lift your spirits and include you was always prevalent. George only had the utmost respect for his fellow humans.

He loved history, the PDHC, the museum, his patients, and everybody. He gave selflessly from his heart until his heart just couldn't keep up with him.

George, we love you and we will miss you. Thank you for everything.

Winds of Change:Quite often when people are at sea, they experience changing in the winds. Throughout 2020 we have seen ...
09/26/2020

Winds of Change:
Quite often when people are at sea, they experience changing in the winds. Throughout 2020 we have seen the same in society and within the museum. We have done and will continue to do our best in keeping the legacy of the Bainbridge Base alive and well for future generations, but as we do the seas may be choppy. As we welcome a new leadership change, we continue to forge ahead in our continued mission of preservation of the past while forging our newfound future. The museum would like to thank everyone for their continued support and patronage through the changes and choppy seas. Bainbridge Day 2020 was the best yet, so much so that our event page is still live... If you missed us this year no worries. Check it out. We thank everyone for your resilience and look forward to a great future.. full steam ahead.

09/14/2020

Congratulations to our gift shop winners Bob Capra, Kathleen Shilko & Kenneth Marks. Check your email for a special thank you!

09/13/2020

Thank you everyone, today has been a resounding success. Keep an eye out on Facebook as we will be announcing the gift shop winners tomorrow!

2 days and counting! Thank you everyone so much for the support and help as we continue to prepare for a wonderful day t...
09/12/2020
Bainbridge Day 2020

2 days and counting! Thank you everyone so much for the support and help as we continue to prepare for a wonderful day this Sunday. If you have yet to purchase a ticket click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/115590102107

Annual Bainbridge Day & Inaugural "USS Neversail Stay-at-Home" Fundraising Event

Hi everyone, Bainbridge Day is looking great. Thanks to all who have supported this event. If you haven't gotten your ti...
09/08/2020
Bainbridge Day 2020

Hi everyone, Bainbridge Day is looking great. Thanks to all who have supported this event. If you haven't gotten your ticket yet... there's still time, Click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/115590102107

Annual Bainbridge Day & Inaugural "USS Neversail Stay-at-Home" Fundraising Event

09/07/2020

Bainbridge Museum is looking for Volunteers for a remote data entry project for our record database. If interested please contact Rebekah Ragan at 4439075004 or [email protected].

Bainbridge Day is fast approaching! Please join us for a great day of community and celebration of the Bainbridge Legacy...
09/06/2020
Bainbridge Day 2020

Bainbridge Day is fast approaching! Please join us for a great day of community and celebration of the Bainbridge Legacy. Ticket information is available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/115590102107

Annual Bainbridge Day & Inaugural "USS Neversail Stay-at-Home" Fundraising Event

08/21/2020

To sign up for Bainbridge Day on 9/13/20, you can now use our Facebook button!!!

08/07/2020

Thank you everyone for such an outpouring of support for our upcoming September event. Things are looking great so far!

I am reaching out to let you know that Bainbridge Day 2020 will be Virtual! We are excited to hold this event along with...
08/02/2020

I am reaching out to let you know that Bainbridge Day 2020 will be Virtual! We are excited to hold this event along with our first Neversail No - Event Fundraiser. I invite you all to consider joining us that day as well as to consider donating. Please share the enclosed flyer with people you know, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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07/04/2020
4 Minutes of Fireworks for Fourth of July

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06/26/2020
United States Navy Band

What a powerful performance by the US Navy Band - we will indeed, get through this and be stronger together.

From our Navy family to yours.

Singing You Through
Recorded live in 2017 at Strathmore Music Center

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6 South Main Street
Port Deposit, MD
21904

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Saturday 1pm - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Telephone

(410) 378-4641

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USNTC BAINBRIDGE MUSEUM

The Bainbridge Naval Training Center Historical Association Inc. is a Maryland tax exempt, nonprofit corporation. By an advanced IRS ruling it is exempt from Federal income taxes under Section 501C (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our mission is to inform and educate the public about the US Navy in general and the Bainbridge Naval Training Center in particular. The purpose and goals of this organization are as follows: To preserve the history of the Naval Training Center Bainbridge MD and the experiences of all who served aboard. To provide for the collection and preservation of all memorabilia related thereunto, and To provide education programs and information relative to the former US Navy.

Because we are a non profit organization, we rely heavily upon donations. Donations pay the rent, and support everything we do to keep the USNTC BAINBRIDGE not only a living memory, but a live ongoing organization that is developing a complete archival record of everything Bainbridge. In addition, we are working to make the Museum and Port Deposit a regional tourist destination. In this quest, we plan to make use of the Navy Pier as a port of call for US Naval ships on a yearly basis; And we are working closely with the BDC (Bainbridge Development Committee) as they attempt to make a future for the former USNTC Bainbridge.

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Comments

My mom was a wave and was in the Korean War. She went in with a girl by the name of Frances Seitz, I believe they both went in for Dental Technician.
Just finished my virtual attendance at Bainbridge Day 2020. Bainbridge NTC, NRMC, was my first job as a Federal Civilian Employee.
Since I moved back to Texas in 2017 I have been unable to attend your events. I am looking forward to sharing virtually with you all. Although I did not serve, My mother, Claire Harriet Cottini, was the visiting nurse for the Navy Relief Society for a number of years at Bainbridge and both she and my father served in the Navy.
I have been to your wonderful museum. I am a 1968 WAVE who spent 10 weeks there. i belong to another WAVE group and would like to find a way to get a few of these.
Thanks for a great and enjoyable day Bainbridge Museum Association.