The mission of the Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation (ACHF) is to restore the U.S.S. Hornet, a National Historic Landmark, for use as a U.S. Naval Air and Sea Museum, a naval historical and technology education center, and much-loved ceremonial ship. Our goal is to preserve for current and future generations of Americans the proud legacy of Hornet, and the distinguished tradition of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. We will establish Hornet as a community resource -- a teacher of naval history, science, and leadership for young people, an important cultural event center, and an intriguing people-friendly family recreation and entertainment destination.
The foremost artifact is the Hornet herself and we will not obscure any aspect of the ship.
Our core collection will include:
A portrayal of the U.S.S. Hornets since 1775, with an emphasis on CV-8 and CV-12 through World War II, the 1950s, and the 1960s, including without Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 recoveries.
Displays of aircraft that have operated off Hornet and other Essex-class carriers.
The operational history of all other Essex-class carriers.
The history of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps forces in the Pacific and Far East.