Battleship Wisconsin Intro Theater Named for Local Benefactors

Beginning Tuesday, January 11, all guests who board the Battleship Wisconsin will first enjoy an introductory experience inside The Taylor Theater. The recently opened theater is being named for Norfolk residents Robert and Margo Taylor, longtime supporters of Nauticus. Robert “Bob” Taylor has been a member of the Nauticus Board of Directors since 1997, and served as chairman since 2001.

“We are so very grateful to Bob, Margo and the entire Taylor family for their tireless commitment to Nauticus over the years,” said Nauticus Executive Director, Hank Lynch. “The Taylor Theater will serve as the gateway for thousands of guests as we continue to spotlight the mighty Battleship Wisconsin.”

The theater opened in October of 2010 and provides an interactive introductory experience for Battleship Wisconsin visitors. Prior to boarding the ship, visitors can view "Forward for Freedom," a six-minute film which brings the Wisconsin to life through the stories and commentary of those who have supported the ship, especially those who served aboard her.