The space in #1 'tween deck is the ship's meeting hall. This area accommodates general meetings, lectures, training classes, and dinner receptions. The meeting space is equipped with a PA system and a large screen monitor for demonstrations and talks. It is available for rent to the general public.
The space features a diverse array of exhibits. There is a collection of Liberty Ship nameplates; one corner contains a number of exhibits dedicated to the years 1946 thru 1982, when the BROWN was a schoolship in New York; there are many awards given to honor the BROWN and the Merchant Marine for their loyal involvement in supporting the U.S. military during wartime; one such award is the distinguished World Trust Award by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England.
A section of this space contains a museum dedicated to the U.S. Navy Armed Guard that features training shells, fuze setters, enemy warship and aircraft identification guides and other tools and equipment used by Navy Armed Guard Personnel while aboard the vessels they protected.
There are many nautical artifacts, ranging from ship's chronometers, radio and telegraph equipment, flare guns; to uniforms, medals, merchant marine papers and other personal effects.
The cargo holds are the lower parts of the interior of a ship's hull, they extend up through the decks to the underside of the weather deck.
Liberty ships had five cargo holds, three forward of the midship deck house and two aft, and the deck was designed with minimal obstructions so that cargo could be carried on top of the holds. In common with marine convention, holds are numbered from forward to aft, with number one hold being the most forward. Three masts supported booms for cargo handling. Initially these had a lifting capacity of five tons, however this was soon increased to 50 tons for the number two hold and to 15 or 30 tons for the number four hold.