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…

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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…

Exhibitions and Exhibits

2020 Coast Guard Art

About the Coast Guard Art Program The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) uses fine art as an outreach tool for educating diverse audiences about the Coast Guard.  Today, more than ever, the Service addresses an abundance of challenges as it works to maintain the nation’s security at home and abroad and executes its statutory missions. …

Exhibitions and Exhibits

2019 Coast Guard Art

The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) uses fine art as an outreach tool for educating diverse audiences about the United States Coast Guard. Through displays at museums, libraries and patriotic events, Coast Guard art tells the story of the service’s missions, heroes and history to the public. Art is also displayed in offices of members…

Exhibitions and Exhibits

2018 Coast Guard Art

About the Coast Guard Art Program The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) makes use of fine art to educate diverse audiences about the Coast Guard. Today, more than ever, the service addresses an abundance of challenges as it works to maintain the nation’s security at home and abroad and executes its 11 statutory missions. COGAP…

Exhibitions and Exhibits

2017 Coast Guard Art

About the Coast Guard Art Program The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) makes use of fine art to educate diverse audiences about the Coast Guard. Today, more than ever, the service addresses an abundance of challenges as it works to maintain the nation’s security at home and abroad and executes its 11 statutory missions. COGAP…