Trinkaus Park is where the museum is located. The USS Oriskany's starboard anchor and piece of chain were brought to Oriskany NY in 1991 and placed on a pedestal built by local citizens and construction companies. The plaque on the right fluke is in memory of Captain John Iarrobino of the USS Oriskany who helped the village obtain this anchor. Flowers and bushes surround the anchor, and all military service groups have a flag atop a flagpole. At Christmas, red poinsettias are placed around the anchor by Andy Trinkaus and lit at night.
Surrounding the anchor are 44 small poles with a plaque on each. In good weather there is an American flag attached to each pole. Names of each of the 44 shipmates who perished in a fire onboard in 1966 are on the small plaques. The anchor serves as a memorial to them, as well as to all other shipmates who perished while serving aboard the carrier.
School classes and other visitors come to Trinkaus Park to see inside the museum, and outside to learn about the large items featured in our park like the ship's bell, starboard anchor, and a Skyhawk A-4E fighter plane like the kind that flew off the carrier during the Vietnam era.