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    Artifact Spotlight: Kapok

    Artifact Spotlight: Kapok

    10.29.2020 | Video by Thomas Frezza
    Join the Naval History and Heritage Command as we Spotlight interesting and unique artifacts from the collection of the US Navy. Here we will show...
    Artifact Spotlight: Sextant

    Artifact Spotlight: Sextant

    10.29.2020 | Video by Thomas Frezza
    Join the Naval History and Heritage Command as we Spotlight interesting and unique artifacts from the collection of the U.S. Navy. Sextants are...

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    You Never Know What You’re Going to Find

    10.20.2020 | Courtesy Story
    The Archivists at the United States Navy Archives perform many different tasks. The Reference Archivists provide reference services to the public and to the fleet by providing information and access to archival materials and collections. Before these archival materials and collections can be made available though, they have to be processed. The Processing Archivists work behind the scenes to make this possible.

    “The Most Terrifying Experience”: The U.S. Navy...

    10.20.2020 | Courtesy Story
    As the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to shape day-to-day life across the globe, we are repeatedly reminded that what we are experiencing is nothing less than a once-in-a-century pandemic. The title is remarkably apt, for COVID-19 is striking 102 years—almost exactly a century—since one of the greatest public health crises in history. From the spring of 1918 through the first months of 1919, a never-before-encountered strain of...

    From Cafeteria to Conservation Lab: NHHC’s...

    09.08.2020 | Courtesy Story
    “Show us what is possible, but manage expectations.” This sage advice from Frank Thompson, Deputy Assistant Director for Collection Management, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), echoed in my ears as I inspected the mold-infested drywall, water-damaged ceiling tiles, and generally neglected former food prep space that I was now responsible for developing into a state-of-the-art artifact conservation laboratory. It was September 8,...

    Navy Museums Close Temporarily

    03.15.2020 | Courtesy Story
    Naval History and Heritage Command has directed all U.S. Navy museums to temporarily close to the public as a precautionary measure to avoid large groups of people to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

    Navy Museum Receives National Recognition

    Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) hosted a ceremony Dec. 17, honoring the National Museum of the United States Navy (NMUSN) receiving its reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), joining the ranks of museums such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the White House Office of the Curator.

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    Navy History Matters - 10.06.2020

    Navy History Matters - 10.06.2020

    Welcome to Navy History Matters—our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we’ll...
    Navy History Matters - 09.08.2020

    Navy History Matters - 09.08.2020

    Welcome to Navy History Matters—our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we’ll...
    Navy History Matters - 08.04.2020

    Navy History Matters - 08.04.2020

    Welcome to Navy History Matters—our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we’ll...
    Navy History Matters - 02.04.2020

    Navy History Matters - 02.04.2020

    Welcome to Navy History Matters—our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we’ll...
    Navy History Matters - 01.28.2020

    Navy History Matters - 01.28.2020

    Welcome to Navy History Matters—our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we’ll...

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