Live Video Series with Karl Zingheim

Meet Karl Zingheim, the Ship Historian of the USS Midway Museum. A San Diego native, Karl graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1986. Following his naval service, he helped establish the Exhibits Department for the USS Midway Museum and now serves as the staff historian. As an early advocate for Midway’s establishment, Karl has been with the Museum for over twenty years – and as a specialist in naval history, has appeared on the History Channel, television series “Dogfights!” and many more documentaries.
Get ready to hear the stories of naval aviation and history first-hand from this bonafide history expert in our new livestream web series entitled, Destination: Midway with Historian, Karl!
Ship Historian Karl Zingheim

Karl Zingheim

Next Episode: From Ship to Museum

2020/11/11 12:30:00

Join us for the next livestream on June 30 at 12:30 pm PDT.

Ship historian, Karl Zingheim, is back at it on June 30 at 12:30 p.m. PDT, with a special episode of Destination Midway
celebrating the USS Midway Museum’s birthday!

Seventeen years ago, the USS Midway Museum opened its doors to the public. Since 2004, more than 16 million guests, military members and school students have been educated, inspired and entertained exploring the hallowed decks of America’s Living Symbol of Freedom. It took the imagination, hard work and passion of a group of unrelenting visionaries to transform Midway from a Navy warship into the world’s premiere floating naval ship museum. Scott McGaugh, Sara Hanscom, Laurie Switzer and Jill Hammons are part of the force behind Midway’s success.

Tune in to hear ship historian, Karl, host a dynamic discussion with Scott, Sara, Laurie and Jill to hear how they helped bring the USS Midway Museum to life! Relive the history and ask your questions during the livestream!

Email us your questions ahead of time so that Karl can answer your question live!

EPISODE 6 - The Story of an American Hero

EPISODE 6 - Operation Frequent Wind

EPISODE 5 - Women in the Military, Trailblazing & Triumphs

EPISODE 4 - Remembering Desert Storm

EPISODE 3 - Veterans Day Special

EPISODE 2 - How Midway Was Built

EPISODE 1 - Victory in the Pacific


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